Video: Toyota GT 86 pays tribute to 1965 S800 sports car

As Toyota gets ready to come back to the market with a new rear-wheel-drive sports coupe – the Toyota GT 86 and the Scion FR-S – the company is looking back at its roots with a new promotional video showing the new GT-86/FR-S driving next to the S800.

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Click here for our original post on the Toyota GT 86.

Introduced in Japan in 1965, the S800 was a targa-top sports car with a small 0.8 liter 2-cylinder engine making an outstanding 45-hp. Top speed came in at 100 mph. Toyota only built 3,131 units of the S80 between 1965 and 1969.

The Toyota GT 86 and Scion FR-S will hit the market next year.

Refresher: Power for the Toyota GT 86 comes from a 2.0 liter 4-clyinder boxer engine making 197-hp at 7,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 151 lb-ft at 6,600 rpm. The engine is mated standard to a 6-speed manual transmission with an available 6-speed automatic. The Toyota GT 86 will go on sale in the United States next year as the Scion FR-S.

– By: Omar Rana