Toyota FT-86 G Sports concept debuts in Japan
A new version of the Toyota FT-86 concept has been revealed at the Tokyo Auto Salon, a motor show of sorts. Dubbed the FT-86 G Sports Concept, it is also featured in the new trailer for the upcoming PS3 video game Gran Turismo 5.
As the small rear-wheel-drive coupe inches towards production, the new concept debut also introduces the “G Sports” badge. Toyota says they plan to use the badge in a series of cars modified by motorsports tuners Gazoo Racing, to be released only in Japan.
One available upgrade will be the addition of a turbocharger to the Subaru 2.0-litre 4-cylinder boxer engine that sits in the concepts so far.
Exterior modifications include a unique front bumper, wider wheel arches, front lip spoiler, rear spoiler, unique rear bumper with diffuser and central exhaust tips, new rear lights, 19-inch wheels, and a carbon-fibre bonnet with air vents.
No specs were revealed for the Toyota FT-86, but the car is confirmed for production, and will should debut as a 2012 model. Being designed as a drift machine from the start, it should obliterate wannabe sports cars such as the decent Honda Civic Type-R and the overrated VW Scirocco.