Toyota FT-86 II Concept Revealed At Geneva

Mike Stevens | Mar 1, 2011

TOYOTA FT-86 II CONCEPT

Toyota's long-awaited entry-level sports car comes one step closer to a production reality, with the unveiling of the FT-86 II Concept at Geneva today.

Announced in January as a 'pre-production' concept, the FT-86 II follows 2009's FT-86 Concept as a preview of what's to come in Toyota's return to the real-wheel-drive sports coupe platform.

Measuring 4235mm long, the FT-86 II is considerably shorter than Toyota's last RWD hero coupe in the Supra Mk IV, but features a long 2570mm wheelbase - 20mm longer than the Supra's wheelbase.

When compared to the original FT-86 concept, the second-generation is larger in almost every direction. Wheelbase remains unchanged, but width has grown by 35mm to 1795mm, and height by 10mm to 1270mm. The original concept is shorter also, measuring just 4160mm long.

The new sports car's powerplant has long been confirmed to be a Subaru-derived boxer engine, although even now Toyota remains tight-lipped on the subject of the FT-86 II's power and performance figures.

Toyota says the engine and driving position of the FT-86 II Concept have been set "as low and as far back as possible," with a focus on balance and stability.

That, for now at least, is all the world number one carmaker has let on - but with production expected to start later this year, all will be revealed soon enough.

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  • Wheelnut
    Wheelnut says,
    3 years ago
    Concept II....? They haven't even released the first one yet. Looks like its going to be like the "next-gen" Supra all over again.
  • Tocam says,
    3 years ago
    Am I missing something? The first concept has been released for years and has been shown in motor shows around the world even at the most recent Australian Motor Show in Sydney.

    And am I missing something else again? What does this have to do with Supra?

    Goodness, get over yourself. There are other much better cars out there than just Holdens you know.
  • Wheelnut
    Wheelnut says,
    3 years ago
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    I know that it was on show at the AIMS but you can;t actually buy one yet can you?.

    My point was Toyota tend to drag out the releases of their cars.. its a bit like the boy who cried wolf.- that by the time its actually released;people have lost interest and its been beaten to the market by a number of other better cars.

    I mean if Holden can make a car go from concept to reality within 2 years.... why can't Toyota?

    I mentioned the Supra because they unveiled the Supra [concept] some 10 years ago but its yet to make it into production. Some say it has; in the form of the LF-A thing.. but the LF-As not a direct rival to [its traditional rival] the GT-R is it?
    • Mobile Chicane says,
      3 years ago
      How long has Chevrolet been dragging out the release of the Volt for? All car makers do it to some extent to try and build interest in their cars. If it is drawn out too much, it can have a negative effect, but I would see this Toyota to be desirable to a lot of people.
      • Wheelnut
        Wheelnut says,
        3 years ago
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        Like most Hybrids The Volt is full of new technology and therefore; takes a little longer to develop inorder to maximise fuel efficiency etc whereas the driveline engine etc of the FT-86 already exists.. I mean its virtually a Subaru isn't it? So its taken almost 2 years for em to put a Toyota badge on it. LOL
        • Tocam says,
          3 years ago
          Volt is NOT full of technology. It is using the same technology as the Toyota Prius (battery + petrol engine) that has been in existence now for close to 2 decade. All that hype of range extender battery only is full of crap, in the end, the range extender came from a small petrol engine.

          They insisted to differentiate themselves as a Prius copycat by diverting entire power to the wheels via the electric motor, as opposed to Prius shared powertrain, and that, leveraging of Prius own technology took them 2 decade to design?

          And you are wrong about the FT-86 being virtually a Subaru, Toyota partially owns Subaru, they share the same components to develop this car. Subaru will have its own version so is Toyota, but both will have mechanically different setup. ANd no, none of this driveline already exists, they are being developed as part of the progress. They do not do off-the-shelf-catalogue parts bin like your Holden's steering wheel (Commodore, Cruze, HSV, Chevrolet lol)

          Subaru can't do without Toyota and vice versa when it comes to the development, so Toyota's not rebadging this nor is Subaru.
    • Tocam says,
      3 years ago
      Don't you know that a lot of car companies have multiple concepts before it actually gets built? Especially when they are unsure how the market is going to perceive, so they multiple revisions of concept models to be displayed in motor shows for feedback.

      Holden had built very little concept cars. What they show at the shows are pre-production teasers, it is not even a concept because concept cars are meant to be out of this world and no possible for production. The 2 basic concepts from Holden which are yet to go on production for half a decade (or more) are the Torona and VE Coupe. So what happened to the 2-years arguement earlier?

      Look outside the box, I am glad that Mr. Aido Toyoda took over the company's top position and bring back what his family had set out to do when Toyota first started. I've been eyeing this car since the first concept was revealed years ago, and when it goes into production, 5 or 10 years later, I will be sure knocking at the local Toyota dealership to try this out.

      The market is saturated with cars that get produced without much money / feedback poured into them. Look at the LF-A, it took them close to a decade to put that car into production, I don't care who it's rival is, which car can out beat it, if I have more than half a million dollar, I would buy it without a second thought.

      You know when a company is serious about their car when they've made many concepts and test development for such an extended period. You look at the car and you know every bits you see are there for a purpose, love it or hate it.

      A lot of people hated the LF-A, I look at it and it is the most technically beautiful piece of engineering. It's like someone who says F1 cars are ugly, well, they are in a wrong category altogether.

      So your assumption that people would have lost interest and this car will be beaten by a number of other better cars when it eventually gets produced, you are wrong for the bit on market interest, and you may also be wrong on the latter.
  • Wheelnut
    Wheelnut says,
    3 years ago
    Having said that - this one looks slightly better than the original [red] one.
  • Clint says,
    3 years ago
    Nice to see Toyota bring out a sports car, it has been some time. But, i said it before & i'll say it again, its a shame a car company like Toyota with its history couldn't develop there own engine for this car.

    All that aside, it looks great. But the problem is..... when you hear that boxer sound your going to say, oh just another WRX.

    Some say that they went the boxer because of the shape and the bonnet. blah blah blah. It would have been developed around that concept anyway.

    All in all, great looking car, and should go great. Just a pity Toyota couldn't put the power into it.
  • 288gto
    288gto says,
    3 years ago
    Those front and rear lights just destroy that car - what a shame!!
  • Steve Thompson says,
    3 years ago
    1 like
    I like the first concept more.
  • 5valvepercylinder
    5 valve per cylinder says,
    3 years ago
    1 like
    Toyota should release the first ( original ) concept as their base model and this as a limited skunk works version, then everything will be fixed.
  • 611969698
    Martin1491 says,
    3 years ago
    Getting kind of bored of it now. How long are they gonna drag out the concept of this? Put it into production already. The longer they wait, the more sceptical I become that it will actually make it into production.
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