Prior to the Tokyo Motor Show that will be taking place on 30th of November Toyota forwardly presented their latest and most anticipated creation, the series version of the FT-86 2+2 Coupe. The sports vehicle looks absolutely beautiful and will surely be used with pleasure by some of the world’s speed and drift addicts.
The car is actually an offspring of two Japanese car-manufacturers, Subaru and Toyota, some sort of beautiful symbiosis. This relationship will release two other siblings for this model: the Subaru BRZ, a car that will be produced world-wide, which will be unveiled at the motor show, and the Scion FR-S, destined for the North-American car market.
All will be based on the same platform and mechanics, the Subaru flat-4 engine, with minor tweaks depending on the model. On the European market, the vehicle will be called GT 86, honoring the GT Japanese firm, along with its heritage, as the Corolla GT AE86 Levin.
The original FT-86 concept project had a sleeker look, while the actual GT 86 is more inclined towards movies like “Fast and Furious”. The interior is typical for a car of its class, with a dashboard that incorporates three meters of controls and buttons, all laid around the huge tachometer, while, for more facile use and for a bit of techie look, the car comes with an LCD display right in the center of the dash, for easier music and navigation control.
The hood hides the Subaru 2.0-liter 4-cylinder boxer engine that develops 197 HP at 7,000 RPM and 205 Nm of torque at 6,600 RPM. It incorporates Toyota’s latest invention in car fueling, the Toyota D-4S injection system.