The new Toyota FT-86 Concept recently hung out with its idols during a photo shoot including the Celica, MR2, Supra and the Corolla AE86.
“In creating the FT-86 (Future Toyota-86) Sports Concept, Toyota has directly referenced the excitement and fundamental fun-to-drive quality that characterised the Corolla AE-86,” Toyota said in a statement. “In its day the AE86 became a must-have model for rallying and circuit racing, with its front-engine, rear-wheel drive powertrain, compact dimensions, light weight, impeccable balance and strong power to weight ratio. Even more than 20 years on from the end of production, it remains a popular choice with privateer rally teams.”
The Toyota FT-86 will enter production in 2012.
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Refresher: Inspired by the sporty 1980s Corolla AE86, the production version of the FT-86 is reported to be powered by a 200-hp 2.0L boxer Subaru engine sending power to the rear-wheels. Prices are set to start above $20,000.
Toyota FT-86 Concept:
– By: Omar Rana