FT-86 Rumored to Wear 'Celica' Badge

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Perhaps the fact that there’s more interest in the car’s name than what’s under the hood is a sign that the Toyota FT-86 will be a bigger hit with hard-parkers than track fanatics.

According to an unsubstantiated report by the notoriously rumor-filled AutoCar, the FT-86 could wear the ‘Celica’ badge when it makes in to production. Or at least that’s the case for Europe and Japan, with the Scion version for North America likely to keep its FR-S letter scheme from the concept car.

Then again, AutoCar‘s own report seems to suggest from a “Toyota insider” that it will somehow keep the “86” in its name in homage to the Corolla AE86 from which it draws its inspiration. That said, maybe its best to just ignore this latest rumor.

Either way, the FT-86 will be powered by Subaru boxer 4-cylinder using a Toyota direct-injection setup to make around 200-hp and the car will come standard with a limited slip differential. The official name will be known when the car is revealed with Fall at the Tokyo Auto Show.

GALLERY: Toyota FT-86 II Concept

[Source: AutoCar]

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Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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