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Toyota, Future Vehicle, Coupe
#5 of 14 Re: Toyota's RWD "FT-86" 2+2 2.0 Liter Concept [paisan]
Oct 08, 2009 (6:16 pm)
Oh cool, I thought the NA with DI made 200 or so, but 220 is even better!
Someone over at Subaru Crew said upper 100s though.
A car this light should be real fun with "only" 200 hp. 220 would just be a bonus.
#6 of 14 Re: Toyota's RWD "FT-86" 2+2 2.0 Liter Concept [nippononly]
Oct 08, 2009 (6:43 pm)
You can get almost 230-240hp out of a 2.5RS 2.5i engine with cams and heads... So for a factory effort with DI it shouldn't be a crazy stretch.
#7 of 14 Toyota has a potential here
Nov 02, 2009 (8:35 pm)
So it will the most expensive Scion, have budget interior,lame engine (for costs) and canabilize the tC coupe? I (30s young professional) wouldn't buy it because it is a Scion.
If it is slow, it will be killed off by cars like the Genesis coupe and Mustang v6. It's only advantage would be finesse and agility, ala S2000. I hope they put something in it with more than 200 hp, or else FWD cars like the Civic Si, GTI will be better performance cars.
Besides, what good is a RWD layout without the power to utilize it?
Now if they make a convertible, I'd be interested. I'm in the market for a used S2000 and a MX-5 is just too ugly.
Another tactic is to market it as an entry level Lexus coupe, put all the bells and whistles in it with a subie turbo. Now I'm drooling...
Toyota needs some excitement in their lineup, other than 500 copies of a $300k car thats not any more superior to the GT-R, other than top speed.
#8 of 14 Re: Toyota's RWD "FT-86" 2+2 2.0 Liter Concept [hpmctorque]
Nov 02, 2009 (9:40 pm)
Toyota needs to do this! Their current lineup is about as exciting as a discussion of inventory valuation methods at a mud wrestling contest. Their hardware is proven. They've got the technology pinned down, but the styling needs a shot of Tequila. No teenager will fantasize over pictures of a 2010 Toyota Anyting. I hope Toyota gives this FT-86 the green light.
#10 of 14 Re: wanna see a pic? ;-) [nippononly]
Nov 20, 2009 (2:53 pm)
Styling aside, until we see production models, I'd prefer the trimmer, lighter RWD Toyota over the larger and heavier AWD Subaru.
Jan 01, 2010 (11:35 pm)
"The fact that none of these vehicles is still being produced," (Toyota president Akio) Toyoda said of the RWD MR2, Celica, and AE86 Corolla coupe, "makes me, a serious car fan, really sad". The concept's name is a reference to the AE86. However, Tada said the production car may be called Celica."
We only waited seven years for a successor, and this one looks to be worthy of the model as it was from its inception to 1985. They expect late 2011 production for an early 2012 debut. That's still quite a way off, so I hope that part of the article is wrong.
Sep 22, 2010 (8:00 pm)
This is such a cool view of Toyota's new FR-S.
#14 of 14 Time for a freshening view...
Jul 17, 2011 (11:13 am)
and here it is. Sweet.
2012 Scion FR-S