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Toyota FT-86G Sports Concept to make International Motor Show Debut in October in Sydney

Toyota will stage the international motor-show debut of its FT-86G Sports Concept car in October at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney.

The FT-86G is Toyota’s second concept that previews a next-generation rear-wheel-drive sports coupe designed to connect with younger drivers and promote the fun of sports-car driving. The FT-86G is a hotter version of the FT-86 that was revealed at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show.

To earn the “G” moniker – Toyota shorthand for sports conversion models – the concept car has undergone an aggressive styling and performance makeover. Metalwork is much sharper as well as looking sleeker with overall measurements that are slightly longer, wider and lower. A totally redesigned front end includes a larger air intake with visible intercooler as well as a vented bonnet. Rear enhancements for the edgier concept include a large carbon-fibre wing, diffuser and oversized twin exhausts. Underneath the skin, the FT-86G Sports Concept retains the front-engine, rear-drive layout of a classic sports car. Toyota has significantly upped the ante on performance with a specially tuned turbocharged engine. The “G” sits on 19-inch Bridgestone rubber while the interior gains Recaro seats.

2010 Toyota FT-86G Sports Concept – Hi-res. Images

2010 Toyota FT-86G Sports Concept
2010 Toyota FT-86G Sports Concept
2010 Toyota FT-86G Sports Concept
2010 Toyota FT-86G Sports Concept

“The FT-86G Sports Concept points to a next-generation Toyota sports car that will bring a new level of excitement to our showrooms and customers,” Mr Buttner said.

“People are already anticipating the production version of the FT-86 by referring to it as the spiritual successor of Toyota’s exciting sports cars of the past,” he said.

At the launch of the original FT-86 concept in Tokyo, Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda said the company needed to re-connect with younger buyers by producing fun-to-drive models.

“It is often said that young people today have drifted away from cars, but I feel it may not be the customers who have drifted from cars but us, the manufacturers,” Mr Toyoda said.

“I believe it is the mission of auto makers to provide the fundamental excitement of automobiles to customers, regardless of the era,” he said.

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