This FT-86 II Concept is the Toyota coupe that is being co-developed with Subaru. It uses a flat-four engine from Subaru together with a 6 speed gearbox. I'm sure the car will have optimum weight distribution and I am also sure that Toyota will ensure that the FT-86 will handle as well as the classic AE86 from the 1980s. The only thing I am now worried of is how the car looks.
It isn't very flattering to say the least. It looks like a mash-up of various Toyota sports cars from days gone by. If you look again at the front directly you can see that it looks like the seventh generation T230 with a humongous Veilside Combat Mode front bumper. From the side you get the long bonnet from Toyota Supra twin turbo of the 1990s and from the rear you get a huge dose of Lexus LFA DNA injected into it.
It could be seen like Toyota is trying a little too hard this time. They should have left it alone at the first concept car or at the FT-HV that I saw at the recent 2010 Kuala Lumpur Motor Show. I just hope they realise this and if they don't, I hope its handling makes it so fabulous to drive till people forget about how it looks.