Premiering at the Frankfurt show on September 13th: one last update to the FT-86 concept. A new paint color! And that will have to tide us over until the Tokyo show, when we should see the final production Toyota and Subaru versions.
Spy pictures abound: we know how big the car is, what it sounds like, and how it runs on the Nurburgring. And thanks to the clear plastic Subaru “concept”, we know what it’s suspension and engine looks like. But it’s going to take several more months until we see the first driving impressions, then a few more for the first road tests, then a few more for the first realistic tests.
Will it be worth it? We certainly believe so, and even better we believe that this represents a renaissance for Toyota sports cars.
Meanwhile, the FT-86 is very nearly here (unfortunately as a Scion, rather than as a Toyota Celica). We can hardly wait to try one out on a road course and we also believe that it will become the leader of its class in SCCA Solo II. This will be one of the best Toyotas ever produced.