Friday, July 22, 2011

New details of Toyota FT-86

Today was the detailed information available on a new rear wheel drive coupe from Toyota.

British magazine Autocar published detailed specifications for the model developed in conjunction with Subaru. The production version of the car will be based on the concept of the FT-86 II, presented in March at the Geneva Motor Show. Then the representatives of Toyota said that the construction will be 95 per cent model, which will go on the conveyor.

Length of the new Toyota 4235 mm, width 1795 mm, height 1270 mm, and the distance between the axes of 2570 mm. According to preliminary data, the weight of cars will be 1100 kg. This is where a 200 kg less than its own weight like VW Scirocco with two-liter engine and turbo.

 The front suspension is a standard type of Toyota McPherson, multilink rear suspension will be. Toyota FT-86 will be with power steering, also have a limited slip differential and alloy wheels measuring 18 inches in the base version.

 Engine installed in the sports coupe - a two-liter "boxer" from Subaru, which will be combined with a mechanical 6-speed manual transmission. Coupe from Toyota will sell well and with an automatic transmission, but in this case will be able to shift paddles under the steering wheel.

Subaru engine with direct fuel injection system and management (ECU), developed by Toyota. When you create a cylinder head sporadically involved Yamaha. However, no one said the exact characteristics of the engine, so do not know the exact power, torque and fuel consumption.

According to unofficial sources, power will be about 200 hp and acceleration from zero to 100 km / h will be approximately 7 seconds. The expected maximum rate of the new coupe Toyota will be at least 225 miles / hr
 The Japanese company still argues that the development of the Toyota FT-86 should be completed in the middle of this year. Sales of the new models should start in the first half of next year.

A sports car will be available in two trim levels. According to the preliminary and unofficial data on the prices of car in Europe will start from € 30,000.

 As you know, coupe will be sold under the brand name and Subaru. According to unconfirmed reports, its appearance is similar to Toyota, the differences are only in the location of the front grille and different headlights. Subaru version will have a more powerful engine, which develops about 260 hp.