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Toyobaru Sighted!

By Pinkypink on 22 Nov 2010

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When I was in Paris two weeks ago, I was walking along Avenue des Champs-Élysées when i spotted the chilli red Toyota FT-86 in the Toyota showroom. The metallic rich red colour reminded me of Garage R's Nissan GT-R, but anyway I went to check out the FT-86. It's a concept car model at the moment, after being unveiled at last year's Tokyo Auto Show.

The latest news about the Toyota-Subaru co-developed FT-86 is that it will be sold as Scion FR-S with a 2.5-litre Subaru 4-cylinder boxer engine powering the rear wheels instead of the 2.0-litre engine in other markets. The production model Scion FR-S is said to be scheduled for the 2011 New York Auto Show.

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The FT-86 measures 4,160mm long, 1,760mm wide and 1,260mm tall, with a 2,570mm wheelbase and rides on 19-inch wheels shod with 225/40R19 tyres.Hmmm I like this Flash Red colour and I hope that the production line-up will have this as a stock colour!

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Toyota's President Akio Toyoda previously said that Toyota "desperately needed an excitement injection" and the first dose was supposed to be this Toyota FT-86 Concept (FT = Future Toyota and inspired by the Corolla-based AE86 sports coupe of the '80s).

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Sorry about the quality of the photos here; the reflection from the glass kinda dented the true beauty of the car. It's a pretty car and eye-catching I must say; however, for some reason the Toyota badge just isn't 'cool'.. if you know what I mean ;)

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Referred to as "The Girl Who Loves Cars & Motorsports", Cheryl Tay is a regular name in motoring publications and an established blogger herself. For more of her, check out www.cheryl-tay.com.

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Spinworkx Nov 22 2010 07:40 PM
I saw it too last month when i was there..
Really nice car…that street realy has alot of car showrooms displaying concept cars like Citeroen and Renault and even Mercs…hehe, instead of going into clothing boutiques, i was going into all the car showrooms
Elmo Nov 22 2010 09:56 PM
Can't wait to see Subaru's version of this. Hopefully it is a turbocharged, AWD version to differentiate itself from Toyota's.
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