SEMA eNews Vol. 12, No. 41, October 15, 2009

Spy Shots: A Two-Liter Flat Four on Toyota's Horizon?

Toyota FT-86

While the Toyota FT-86 concept won't officially debut for a couple of weeks at the Tokyo Motor Show, testing for the production model has already begun. Brenda Priddy's shooters caught this bizarre-looking mule—one part Cadillac CTS, one part Volkswagen Corrado—lapping the Nurburgring.

"Identified by our European spies as a FT-86 mule, this development car appears to be one car in the front and a totally different car from the B-pillar rearward," Priddy says. "The air diffuser that looks to be made from tape and cardboard sitting atop the trunk lid is our favorite part!"

When this car starts production in Japan near the end of 2011, it will likely have its rear wheel powered by a 2.0L Subaru Boxer engine. The overall size of the car should be slightly bigger than a Pontiac Solstice.

Toyota FT-86

Photos copyright Brenda Priddy & Company. Reuse or reproduction without copyright holder's consent is prohibited.

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