2012 Toyota FT-86: New Photos Surface Online


When we brought you the first brochure images of the production version of the JDM Toyota FT-86 coupe on Thursday, we rightfully assumed that we should see more pictures of the rear-wheel drive model in the coming weeks before the official presentation at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show on November 30.

Better make that a little over 24 hours as we just discovered yet another collection of scanned images on a Japanese forum, providing us with an even better look at the exterior design of Toyota's mainstream sports car.

While the previous photos showed us a Modellista-prepped version, this time we have the standard FT-86 with or without some optional accessories such as the front panel air vent trims and rear diffuser accents.

We can't say that we understand what's written in the brochure (any help from our Japanese readers would be appreciated), but in one page it is evident that Toyota says that the styling of the FT-86's window line is inspired by the classic 2000GT from the late 1960's.

As we've previously reported, the FT-86 will go on sale worldwide next year with a single engine option, a Subaru-sourced 2.0-liter boxer engine hooked up to either a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an optional 6sp automatic transmission.

Head down to check out the latest pictures plus a couple of videos we found on the FT-86 by Gazoo Racing from this month's VLN endurance racing championship at the Nürburgring circuit.




AstonMartin said... »October 28, 2011

Nice design EXCEPT for tail lights. 

Anonymous said... »October 29, 2011

The last tail light design was a winner. These are horribly cheap looking. Ruins the rear.

Boxer said... »October 29, 2011

I'm so excited, I can't wait till the final presentation - I wan't to know its weight now!!!!!!

aaronbbrown said... »October 29, 2011

Nice, if it preforms like it should, and weighs less than 2700 lb, and doesn't have the same faulty engines that have been failing in the Impreza, and costs less than 30 grand, maybe I'd buy one.

But FT-86? Come on, Toyota is going to give it a real name right. 

kramark said... »October 29, 2011

foglight housing and tailights could be better

T3H_G04T said... »October 29, 2011

I'd just disassembled them and painted the chromed outline matte black; they'd be pretty much perfect then IMO.

Ckau said... »October 29, 2011

Does anyone find it ironic that Toyota supplies engines for Lotus sports cars but when they develop their own 2000GT inspired car, they use an engine sourced from Subaru with vertically opposed valve covers that are prone to leaking? To me this is just totally effed up and shows how schizophrenic the company has become.    

SgtBeavis said... »October 29, 2011

Toyota is going to have a really big hit on its hands.  Subaru too....

Toyo86 said... »October 29, 2011

Tail lights reminds me of a Subaru for some reason...

Мохамед Абдулрахман Рамадан said... »October 29, 2011

don't forget that lotus take the engines and modified it 

plus really toyota had no powerful engine under the 2.5 one which found now in IS & Mark-X

3Deuce27 said... »October 29, 2011

Any Sporty coupe, especially a RWD, is welcome to the automotive world.  A big thumbs up to
SubaToyo hot coupe.

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