Latest Toyota FT-86 Concept coming to Frankfurt

Toyota has shown off their new FT-86 Concept in the past but when the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show opens next week, the Japanese automaker will roll out their newest version of the FT-86 II – although it is yet another concept version.

The Toyota FT-86 Concept is the result of the joint effort between Toyota and Subaru, utilizing Toyota’s architecture and Subaru’s Boxer engine. The Subaru version, currently being called the BRZ (Boxer engine, Rear wheel drive, Zeta platform) will make its first public appearance at the Frankfurt show with the newest concept of the Toyota version being offered to perhaps let show-goers see how different the two vehicles are.

Little is known about the Toyota FT-86 Concept coming to the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show but rumors indicate that this version will be lighter and faster than the FT-86 II Concept at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Even though Toyota brought the FT-86 in what looked to be near-production ready form in Geneva, very little is known about the car other than the fact that it will be rear wheel drive with a naturally aspirated 2.0L Subaru Boxer engine mated to a manual transmission. Based on that information, the FT-86 may not be a drag strip superstar but with reports of a chassis that yields perfect weight distribution, the FT-86 should be an incredibly capable vehicle when it hits the twisties.


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