2011 Toyota FT-86 II Concept at Geneva
Now the official photos of Toyota FT-86 II concept already present to you if in the previous post is still a wonder for you. Finally, the new Toyota FT-86 II Concept makes its world debut at the 2011 Geneva motor show.
The new model will be launched in Europe in 2012.
It marks a return to the passion for driving that has inspired great Toyota cars of the past, starting with the legendary 2000 GT in the 1960s. The car concept is giving the clearest indication yet as to the final design of Toyota’s next sports car. With its long, low bonnet, high wings and rear-set cabin, the Toyota FT-86 II Concept pays homage to Toyota’s sports car history and is an entirely driver-oriented concept.
The Toyota FT-86 II concept measures 4,235mm long, 1,795mm wide and 1,270mm high, with a long, 2,570mm wheelbase. The low, highly aerodynamic bodyshell is stretched tight over the engineering hard points, with the muscular bodywork rendered as compact as possible.
The FT-86 II returns to Toyota’s sporting roots by combining a free-revving boxer petrol engine with a compact and lightweight six-speed manual transmission and a low centre of gravity to achieve the best possible power to weight ratio. With a front-engine/rear-wheel drive configuration, this gives the car lively, accessible performance that is easy to harness and enjoy.
It is the latest stage in the development of a new, compact rear-wheel drive sports car that is being jointly developed by Toyota and Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru).
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