Today’s first two images, first published by FT86club, appear to show the new Toyota sports coupe in original, non-customised form. The third shows two optional aerodynamics packages: Type-A on the left and Type-B on the right.
The magazine pages follow similar leaked brochure images published late last week that allegedly showed a white Toyota FT-86 with a Modellista body kit and styling enhancements.
The new scans of the red sports car reveal simple, unadulterated bumper and skirt lines, giving the car a clean design, yet one still filled with drama and character.
The LED headlight inserts have made way for a more conventional headlamp assembly. The thin-spoke alloy wheels are more elegant and a simple black antenna replaces the Modellista’s body coloured ‘shark fin’. The rear end retains the clear-lens taillights and aggressive diffuser of earlier leaks and sketches.
The production version of the Toyota FT-86 – potentially to be called simply ‘86’ when it hits the market – will be revealed alongside its sister car, the Subaru BRZ, at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show on November 30.
Toyota Australia has confirmed the new sports car will be sold locally, with the two-door four-seater scheduled to land in showrooms around the middle of 2012.
The production model will be powered by a front-mounted 2.0-litre Boxer engine developed in collaboration with Subaru. Six-speed manual and automatic transmissions will send power to the rear wheels, promising proper sports car ride and handling characteristics.
Expect more details over the coming four weeks in the lead-up to the Tokyo Motor Show.
In the meantime, do you think this is the production version of the Toyota FT-86? And if so, do you think it looks better than the images with aero kits? Let us know in the comments section below.