Toyota have once again teased the public by showing off their FT-86 concept which is developed in conjunction with Subaru. The front engined, rear wheel drive sports car has been created as a tribute to the Japanese drifting icon, the Toyota Corolla AE86.
Powered by a 2.0 litre boxer engine, Toyota hope to achieve around 200 bhp, focusing on a lower kerb weight rather than all out power. A 0-62 time of under 7 seconds will be likely, propelled by a manual 6 speed gear box.
The FT-86 concept has a wheelbase of 2570mm, is 4235mm long, 1795mm wide and 1270mm in height. This equates to roughly the same size as a Mazda Rx-7, give or take a few centimetres.
To help maintain a low centre of gravity and balanced weight distribution, Toyota have set the driving position and drivetrain as low and as far back as possible.
The Toyota FT-86 is expected to be launched sometime in 2012.