PHOTO CAPTION: Toyota FT-86 Hybrid Electric Concept Car

Toyota Plans FT-86 Retro Concept Sports Car Premium

The concept uses a 2.0 liter engine developed by Saburu and is billed as being "green", though Toyota has yet to reveal how it achieves that moniker.

Published: 07-Oct-2009

TOKYO — Toyota has unveiled a new lightweight, sporty concept car inspired by an iconic coupe from the 1980s, saying its vision of the future was both mean and green.

With a low centre of gravity and a special two-litre boxer engine developed by partner Subaru, the rear-wheel drive FT-86 is said to handle like a race car but with less damage to the environment.

The cherry-red concept car, which will go on display at this month's Tokyo Motor Show, aims to rekindle passion for its Corolla AE86 of the 1980s.


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The new model, sporting updated but still recognizable styling, is about the same size, but Toyota says it has a roomier rear seat.

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