We are just days away from the official unveiling of the much-anticipated Toyota FT-86.
At last, it will finally be happening. After nearly two years of waiting and two concepts, Toyota will officially be unveiling the production version FT-86 at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, which begins later this month. The first FT-86 concept premiered at the Tokyo show in 2009, but development continued until Toyota felt the car was ready. In other words, they didn't want to push it into production too fast and risk it being undeveloped.
There's a lot riding on this car for Toyota as they hope to move away from their bland and conservative product strategy. Powered by a Subaru-developed 2.0-liter Boxer engine that's mounted up front and mated to a six-speed manual, output will be around 200hp.
Scion and Subaru will offer their own rebadged versions, called the FR-S and BRZ, respectively, for sale in the U.S. market. It will be sold as a Toyota only in Europe and Japan. And after so many spy shots, leaked photos, and countless other details, the big reveal is almost here. Just hang in there a few more days. In the meantime, check out this new teaser video from Toyota showing some fresh angles of the car.