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Toyota FT-86 production car revealed without accessories

October 29, 2011

Some more images have been leaked showing the Toyota FT-86 production car. This time the images are believed to be the normal production version, instead of the previous images which showed the Toyota FT-86 with Modellista accessories.

Like the previous images proved, the Toyota FT-86 production car will showcase a very similar exterior design as the previous concept models. This is a great move by Toyota as many thought the attractive elements, such as the flare and drama of the original design, might be sucked out of the concepts for production.

At the front there’s a distinctly aggressive front bumper bar with a low chin spoiler. In the centre there’s a large sporty air intake while the flat nose of the bonnet squashes down, leaving two additional contour surfaces for the spotlights.

Unfortunately, engine specifications are still sealed up tight in Toyota’s vault. It will feature a Subaru 2.0-litre boxer engine though with direct injection technology. Overall output is likely to be in the 150kW region.

Other interesting details that have come about include the inclusion of a push-button start for all models as well as 7500rpm redline, as previewed on the dashboard image of yesterday’s report. All trim levels will also receive a six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential.

According to some sources, the Toyota FT-86 production car will weigh around 1134kg – helping it compete against one of its main rivals, the Mazda MX-5 (1129-1177kg) – and offer a 0-100km/h sprint time of 7.0 seconds.

Full details will be revealed at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show starting November 30. Stay tuned for more updates.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.