Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 54

Thread: Round 2

  1. #1
    Gunner
    Guest

    Default Round 2


    TO REMOVE ADS, PLEASE
    REGISTER OR SIGN IN
    Toyota's New Baby
    The FT-86 II
    Written by Rhys Cotterill

    It's been many anxious years, for retro Toyota fans, well Toyota fans in general, as we have been eagerly awaiting news of their new love child. A child that has been birthed in colaboration with Subaru. With all the hype still fresh around internet forums, and the rumour mill, in full production, Toyota took it upon themselves, to release the second production prototype of the soon to be cult classic, the FT-86, now simply dubbed the Toyota 86, at the Geneva Motorshow last week.

    With Toyota's PR crew stating that this second coming of the new sports coupe (tipped for release in Australia mid 2012, with an on the road pricetag somewhere between $30,000-$40,000) is far closer to a full production model. Albeit the more aggresive styling, and sharper lines, where the designers have obviously taken styling cues from the Lexus LF-A, and the new Subaru Impreza. The rear driven, boxer powered, corolla AE86 revival is sure to be a hit on Australian shores. when it is released. Although they have mentioned it being powered by the new, long-stroke FB series of boxer engines (Released on our shores last month) the sub 1200kg coupe is sure to have some poke.

    As lucky as we are, living in gorgeous Australia, we have also been blessed with many many years, of performance development, for the the humble, yet cult classic Subaru WRX, with a fair few current world records being held by Australian workshops. So I am sure we can expect to see some very hot, and potent FT-86's running around our wide brown land, before the start of 2013. With Toyota Australia also whispering words of a possible motor sport program, things are sure to get interesting for Toyota, and Austrlian performance enthusiasts.

    So it's true, Toyota have taken a big leap to the 80's, picked up an AE86, and jammed it in to the 21st century, with this exceptionally gorgeous coupe. Now to sit back, save your pennies and wait. I for one, am excited.








    http://news.drive.com.au/drive/motor...302-1be0b.html
    Last edited by Gunner; 3rd March 2011 at 06:41 PM.

  • #2
    Senior Member blinded's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Name
    Alex
    State
    NSW
    Location
    Wagga Wagga
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    977

    Default

    LFA Front.

    New model WRX Back.

    I like it...but I think it looks a bit strange from the rear. I would definitely drive one though!
    4K > 5K > Worked 5K > 4AGE > 146RWKW 4AGTE > 210KW SR
    Alex's 4AGTE KE70
    Rest In Peace Old Faithful Corolla-Taken Too Soon 2006-2013...
    Or so was thought...
    Now with a new lease on life will be back bigger and better!

  • #3
    Veteran McLEVIN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Name
    Chris
    State
    SA
    Location
    Adelaide
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    1,402

    Default

    its a pretty decent looking car, i wonder what sort of aftermarket support it will get

  • #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Name
    Will
    State
    SA
    Location
    Nairne
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    142

    Default

    I'm so buying one next year

  • #5
    Gunner
    Guest

    Default

    I think it will be a deffinate hit, even if it comes in at $40k

  • #6
    Stern but now fucked off...
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Name
    Nick
    State
    QLD
    Location
    Brisbane
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    2,892

    Default

    I want to see it in Red

    The black paint doesn't do it justice in photos I reckon.

    You'll be able to see the lines cleaner in photos of a brighter coloured car.

    @$30k I'm keen to trade the ute in

  • #7
    Veteran McLEVIN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Name
    Chris
    State
    SA
    Location
    Adelaide
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    1,402

    Default

    look at that front grill its perfect for an intercooler

  • #8
    Stern but now fucked off...
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Name
    Nick
    State
    QLD
    Location
    Brisbane
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    2,892

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by McLEVIN View Post
    look at that front grill its perfect for an intercooler
    Funny you should say that, I was thinking the same thing.

    Photochop anyone?

  • #9
    Stern but now fucked off...
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Name
    Nick
    State
    QLD
    Location
    Brisbane
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    2,892

    Default

    http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...ports-car.html

    The video shows the styling a LOT better than the pics!

  • #10
    Stern but now fucked off...
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Name
    Nick
    State
    QLD
    Location
    Brisbane
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    2,892

    Default


    TO REMOVE ADS, PLEASE
    REGISTER OR SIGN IN
    And yes, I would own one!

  • Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 LastLast

    Similar Threads

    1. round 2 at QR
      By Blood Child in forum Toyotas in the Media
      Replies: 6
      Last Post: 20th April 2008, 10:45 AM
    2. D1GP Round 6
      By lords in forum Toyotas in the Media
      Replies: 1
      Last Post: 28th November 2006, 10:23 PM

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •