Posted on: Mar 02, 2011
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Geneva 2011: Toyota FT-86 Concept II

Toyota has just revealed their second (and hopefully near production ready) FT-86 Concept coupe at this year's Geneva Motor Show.

According to the official Toyota press release, the FT-86 concept is "an entirely driver-oriented concept, designed to give form to the intrinsic joy of driving through precise, instantaneous responses to even the smallest throttle or steering input." The first concept premiered at the 2009 Tokyo Auto Show, but the latest version has a few updates.

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It features slightly more refined body work as Toyota prepares for an official production launch sometime in 2012. With "aerodynamics developed with F1 technology," the rear-wheel drive architecture was jointly developed with Subaru, who themselves will shortly unveil their own version. Each car will share a 2.0 liter four cylinder boxer engine mounted up front and a six-speed manual gearbox. Toyota wants a return to the basic, lightweight, rear-wheel drive sports car that captures the spirit of the now gone 2000 GT, MR2, Celica GT, and Supra.

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