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2011 Geneva Motor Show : Toyota FT-86 II Concept Car previewed

By Rigval on 03 Mar 2011

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This must be the ugliest front end ever grace a concept car that is supposedly to replace a modern classic sports car from the 1980s. This is the Toyota FT-86 II Concept car that Toyota will put on display at this year's Geneva Motor Show and if you look at the rest of the photos in the press release you will find out that the rest of the car's pretty scary looking too.

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.

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Written by Rigval
Born in 1972. Married with a kid. Loves B-road drives and have driven cars from the 1950s to date.

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Friendstar Mar 03 2011 03:22 PM
Now this means business!

Wat a beauty.

Friendstar Mar 03 2011 06:46 PM
i feel this prettier as compared to LFA.

maybe becos its black in color
Rigval Mar 03 2011 10:24 PM
Lets agree to disagree....If we painted it white I think it would look totally unflattering..
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