2011 Frankfurt Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The newest FT-86 II concept gets a set of Brembo brakes and a bright burnt orange paint job.
- Toyota and Subaru will both be releasing production models based on the car's rear-wheel-drive architecture.
- The sport coupe will have a 2.0-liter direct-injected boxer engine and a choice of six-speed automatic or manual gearbox.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Toyota took the wraps off another concept rendition of its Toyota FT-86 II at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, albeit with only a couple changes since we last saw it in Geneva and New York. This time it rocks a burnt orange paint job and a set of Brembo brakes.
We have now seen the car in three colors since its first unveiling — black, red and now burnt orange. The latest iteration is the first time a large set of Brembo brakes have been seen hiding behind its shiny alloys.
The car will hit the American market in 2012 as a Scion, and its Subaru stablemate, the BRZ, will follow in the spring of 2012. The cars will be equipped with a direct-injection 2.0-liter boxer engine outputting around 200 horsepower and a six-speed manual or auto transmission. The FT-86/FR-S is being built in partnership with Subaru, hence the nickname "Toyobaru," and is said to be inspired by the AE86 generation of the Toyota Corolla.
We are still waiting on a final production version of the FT-86, which is anticipated at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show in December.
Edmunds.com says: It's about time Toyota and Subaru forget the concepts and show us what they have in store for the production versions of this sexy sport coupe.