Toyota FT-86 II concept closer to production
Toyota has already confirmed that the FT-86 sports car, the spiritual successor to the 1980s “AE86” Corolla, is set for production. This is the third concept to show off the car, a bit different than before and closer to the actual version that will hit showrooms in late 2012 as a 2013 model.
The FT-86 II concept was displayed at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The rear-wheel-drive Toyota FT-86 will also have a Subaru version, and therefore Subaru is developing the engine, which will be a 2.5-litre “boxer” 4-cylinder, mated to a standard 6-speed manual.
Toyota’s UAE bosses have told us that the FT-86 will come to the GCC. Somehow, the idea of a true manual sports car with reliability at an affordable price has us way more interested than any new Lexus LFA or Nissan GT-R variant.