The new Toyota FT-86 II Idea makes its world debut at the 2011 Geneva motor show, providing the clearest indication yet as to the final style of Toyota’s next sports auto. It marks a return to the passion for driving which has inspired good Toyota vehicles of the previous, starting with the legendary 2000 GT in the 1960s.
With its extended, low bonnet, high wings and rear-set cabin, the Toyota FT-86 II Concept pays homage to Toyota’s sports vehicle background and is an completely driver-oriented concept. It was made at Toyota’s European design studio ED2, where its styling was dubbed ‘functional beauty’: its bold, sweeping form has been generated purely in accordance with the constraints of function and aerodynamics.
The low, very aerodynamic bodyshell is stretched tight more than the engineering tough points, with the muscular bodywork rendered as compact as you possibly can. The notion measures 4,235mm long, 1,795mm wide and 1,270mm high, using a extended, 2,570mm wheelbase.