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There might not be much new about Toyota‘s FT-86 II Concept, but with the hype continuing to build around the production model it’s worth another look. After first debuting at the Geneva Auto Show back in March, it has received a new paint job and (we spied) some Brembo brakes!
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:
At a day dedicated to honoring the infamous Hachiroku in Japan, old generation AE86s stood by as Toyota‘s FT-86 II Concept finally made its Japanese debut at the Fuji 86 Style event. The Drift King, Keiichi Tsuchiya, was on hand to give his take on Toyota’s second FT-86 concept car as well as sharing his past experiences racing his AE86. But clearly the FT-86 II Concept was the star of the day, with Fuji Speedway Square Plaza completely filled with enthusiasts waiting to finally see the car in person many months after it first debuted at the Geneva Auto Show.
By now at least some of these official details are foregone conclusions, but Toyota has decided to confirm some of the technical specs about the production car that will evolve from the FT-86 Concept. As expected, the details are identical to those provided for the Scion FR-S from its debut at the New York Auto Show.
The next iteration of Toyota‘s FT-86 Concept, the aptly named FT-86 II, has finally been revealed, showcasing a more aggressive design than the original. A far cry from the mundane stylings of modern Toyotas, it is evident that the Japanese automaker is looking to turn a corner, not just in design, but in the driving enjoyment its vehicles offer.