Toyota FT-86 Engine Bay Revealed, Two Manual Gearboxes Available

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

More and more news and info on the Toyota FT-86 ( Scion FR-S) continues to slip out ahead of its upcoming debut at the Tokyo Auto Show, and rather than spoil all the fun, it’s continuing to build anticipation.

Along with new details revealed by Spanish car magazine Autopista (one of a select few outlets allowed to drive a prototype version of the car) there’s also now the first underhood photo, showing the rather unglamorous engine bay and boxer 4-cylinder engine.

In addition, new tidbits of info include the fact that the FT-86 will be available with two different manual transmission options, one with shorter gear ratios and likely a mild improvement in acceleration. Perhaps more significantly is news of an easily tunable ECU, allowing the aftermarket to get to work immediately on making the FT-86 the choice of a new generation of auto enthusiasts.

[Source: FT-86 Club]

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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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