Yesterday, I have posted an article about the Subaru BRZ STi Concept and today I will share with you the upcoming line up model for Toyota, the FT-86. FT-86 is said to be the descendent for legendary Corolla AE86. For your information, the Subaru BRZ is sharing the same platform as FT-86.
These late AE-86 cars is said to be one of the best handling Normally Aspired engine (no turbo and no supercharger). These cars have been widely used in drift motorsports and one of favorite model by the drift king, Keiichi Tsuchiya, a respected person in drift world both Japan and International arena.
The new FT-86 will be sales in the US as Scion and have made a debut (they update the design) in LA Motor Show 2011. These model is said to powered by 2.0L Normally Aspired flat engine (like Boxer engine from Subaru, since these model is collaboration between these two companies). To increase its output and torque but retain its fuel consumption, Toyota’s used a direct injection combined with port injection.
First appearance for these FT-86 is on Tokyo Motor Show in 2009. It received a warm feedback from customers. But from there, Toyota have made several studies and changes. They later on came with a new design on Geneva Motor Show 2011. These new concept was named as FT-86 II Concept and may be the design for G-Sport version (a high end spec) for these model.