Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Toyota FT-86 Concept

The Toyota FT-86 Concept is a compact 4-seater coupé that aims at combining sporty performances with evironmental sustainability by adopting a compact and efficient gasoline engine.
it is powered by a 2 liter, horizontally opposed, four-cylinder, naturally-aspirated unit, coupled with rear-wheel-drive, 6-speed manual transmission and ADVICS brakes.
In the name 'FT-86', the FT letters stand for Future Toyota, while the '86' recalls the AE86, a code that refers to a 2-doors and 3-doors lightweight coupe introduced by Toyota in 1983 as part of the 5th generation Corolla model line-up.
Created by Toyota Europe Design Development - also known as ED2 - the Toyota FT-86 Concept is 4,160mm long, 1,760mm wide, and 1,260mm high with a wheelbase of 2,570mm.
The aerodynamic design with styling cues borrowed from the company's latest concepts and a dynamic stance underlined by the'Flash Red' finish, which contains contrasting hints of blue.
The interior can accomodate four people and is characterized by an instrument panel with a gray and white base, gauges with red neon lights and digital displays, and a navigation system.
As key design elements, zippers integrated in the dashboard allow for a changeable appearance and evoke an image of interior lapping with minimal covering.

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