New Toyota FT-86 II Concept Teased Ahead of Frankfurt Debut [Video]

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

As though there could be any more hype surrounding Toyota‘s upcoming sports car, a new version of the FT-86 II Concept is being teased ahead of its unveiling at the Frankfurt Auto Show next week.

Touted to be “faster, lighter and sportier” than in the past, it’s unclear why Toyota has then decided to refer to this latest version as II… and not III.

If the teaser gives us any indication then perhaps Toyota is looking at a more track-focused version of the car – in concept form anyway.

When it does officially debut in production form at the Tokyo Auto Show later this year, the FT-86 (sold in America as the Scion FR-S) will be powered by a direct-injection 4-cylinder boxer engine, putting torque to the rear wheels via either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission with a limited slip differential as standard. In Tokyo, Subaru is also expected to debut a version of the car, called the BRZ.

Watch the video teaser after the jump:

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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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