View Poll Results: What should the Heart of the FT86 be?

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  • Should the FT86 come with a Subaru engine?

    5 7.46%
  • OR Should the FT86 come out with an equally sufficent Toyota engine?

    41 61.19%
  • OR Should the car have a petrol engine and electric motor?

    3 4.48%
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Thread: FT86 re-design and postponed till 2013

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    Default FT86 re-design and postponed till 2013


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    According to Japan’s “Best Car magazine”, the FT86’s release date is set to be postponed a further 2 years with the goal posts being shifted from a 2011 release date to 2013.



    Toyota are offering two reasons for this reported delay. It is said that the design is going to be amended yet again, indicating a fresh source of frustration for fans of the car the world over. Toyota appear to have gone to lengths to reiterate that the concept we have all seen at the 2010 TMS was only that; a prototype and they have left the door open for further changes to its shape.

    Best Car has also said that according to the data from the newly formed TMJ group (Toyota Marketing Japan), fears exist that the release date for 2011 may be premature – with a global economic slowdown effecting sales and with expectations that the sports car market is going to take longer to recover.



    With the car slated to be displayed again at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2011, Toyota are also said to be taking a hard look at the success of Honda’s CR-Z, with its hybrid engine the main focus and this may end up influencing the development of the FT-86.

    Interestingly, Toyota is said to be planning to sell the car in Japan for a little over 2,000,000 yen – quite cheap in itself but it is too early to say for certain.

    Indeed many things about the development of this car are uncertain and this cannot be helping the confidence of the legions of people hungry to get their hands on this car when it does in fact go on sale officially.

    As it stands, this latest round of reported changes lend lend themselves to the impression that Toyota appear to be doing their best to score an own goal with this car.

    http://www.7tune.com/news-scoop-ft86...esign-changed/


    soooooo does this mean they're thinking about a new toyota motor?
    or hybrid?

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    Blah. We fucking wait

    Hurry up Toyota

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    I did not expect this to happen at all.

    but seriously, the car will be a piece of poo.

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    It's funny how most people voted for the choice that will never happen.
    Such a depressing thought
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    who would want a pissant 1.6 ina bigger car? it's a daily drive, it needs some form of 4 cylinder 2 litre 2jz, that would be off tap

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    Its only what mazda has been doing for the last 20 years with the mx5.

    Apart from looking cool, it will be nothing revolutionary for toyota or the automotive world (unless they turbo it) and will ultimately be a let down.

    If you want one that bad go and buy an mx5, at least it has had years of refining and huge aftermarket support.
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    i have a feeling australian marker will never see the ft86, instead we will behold fo the toyota fukus
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    Even the bigger one will probably be a let down. I have little faith in Toyota Aus, why cant they just get on and do it like Hyundai did with the Genesis.

    Subaru partnership makes no sense. Subaru have never built a 4 cylinder naturally aspirated motor worthy of putting in anything and their whole ideal of AWD just doesn't fit the profile of the car either.

    I wish Nissan didn't kill the S15.
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    Oh Bullshit

    Fucking hater.

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    I love that word. As soon as someone tells it like it really is, the dreamers just say 'hater'.

    Nice.

    Don't get me wrong, id love for this car to happen but its not going to be anything that hasn't been done before like people are making it out to be. Its just another underpowered, n/a rear drive sports car that looks cool and hopefully has awesome chassis balance. Like a stock JDM AE86.

    I'm more excited for what we/aftermarket can do with it of course once they become common on the 2nd hand market, just like what has happened with the ae86.
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