If you want to know what Toyota’s next sports car is going to look like then look no further than the Toyota FT-86 II. Even Toyota wants you to know that this is a preview of the next generation of Toyota sports car and with hints like this I can’t wait to see the production model.
This is the car that Toyota sees as following in the footsteps of classics such as the Toyota Celica Twin-Cam Turbo, the Celica GT-Four, the Toyota Supra and others.
The Toyota FT-86 II has a wheelbase measuring 2,570mm and a total length of 4,235mm. It’s 1,795mm wide and only 1,270mm high.
For power for the FT-86 II Toyota is looking to a free-revving boxer petrol engine and a six-speed manual transmission with compact dimensions, light weight and a low centre of gravity for the best possible power-to-weight ratio. This combination delivers the power to the rear wheels
Both the engine/gearbox and the driving position have been set back as far as possible and as low as possible to enhance the FT-86 II’s low centre of gravity.