GT86, just the first of three sports cars being planned by Toyota

Article by Andrew Christian, on October 10, 2012

The Toyota GT86, also known as Scion FR-S, is just the first of three sports cars being planned by the automaker, according to chief engineer Tetsuya Tada. This news is very exciting since the GT86 has already earned a reputation for itself of being the best new sports car in a generation.

Tada told Top Gear in the Philippines that two more cars are coming and that the FR-S will take the middle slot in the brand’s new sports car lineup. He said that the first is more mass-market and more affordable than the 86 and that the third is even more upmarket than the 86.

There had been rumors that the GT86/FR-S will be priced at about $20,000. It’s believed that the climbing value of the Japanese yen caused the higher eventual cost. But it’s likely that an even more budget-oriented sports car will arrive.

Tada declined to say if the higher performance model would be a Supra successor. But from previous comments, it’s believed that the next-gen halo sports car for the brand will not be a hybrid.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

You may also be interested

What to read next

BMW is currently one of the leading electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers. It has established its sub-brand, the BMW i, in 2011 that caters to the design and manufacture of these...
by - May 25, 2016
The 2016 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este has been chosen as the venue to unveil a special model that pays tribute to BMW 2002 turbo – the BMW 2002 Hommage. This...
by - May 23, 2016
Volvo, one of the world’s foremost automotive manufacturers, introduced two new small concept cars today, signalling the Swedish company’s venturesome leap into the international small-car market. The introduction of the...
by - May 23, 2016
Aston Martin together with their longtime Italian partner for design Zagato are proclaiming their fifth and latest collaborative exhibition vehicle, the Vanquish Zagato Concept, which was ceremonially launched on May...
by - May 23, 2016
MINI is heralding the arrival of the latest iteration of the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible, offering to deliver intense driving dynamics and exhilarating open-air riding pleasure. Created to accommodate...
by - May 22, 2016