Toyota FT-86 Target Weight Rumored at Under 2,500 Lbs

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Toyota is preparing to launch its much-hyped FT-86 sports car at the Tokyo Auto Show in just over a month’s time and new details may, or may not, be trickling out.

While big horsepower numbers sell sports cars, the FT-86 has continuously been billed as a machine for purists, offering performance through the Colin Chapmin motto of “adding lightness”. And while much of the discussion around the car has surrounded it’s powerplant, the vehicle’s curb weight will ultimately determine just how fast it accelerates, how well it handles and stops. That said, AutoCar is reporting a targeted curb weight of just 1,100 kg for the vehicle, which translates to roughly 2,425 lbs.

To add perspective, one of the car’s main competitors, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, is a solid 800 lbs heavier in its most basic trim. It this news proves true, even with just 200-hp the FT-86 could easily deliver a sub-6.0 second 0-60 time.

Full details will be revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show, where Subaru will also unveil it’s version of the shared-platform sports car, the BRZ.

GALLERY: Toyota FT-86 II Concept

[Source: AutoCar]

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