Rumor: Toyota FT-86 design to be changed

Article by Christian A., on August 25, 2010

Instead of the original FT-86 design seen at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show and the 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon (designed by Toyota's Europe Design Development), Toyota now favors the alternative design by Toyota's North American design studio (Calty Design Research), according to Publication Holiday Autos.

Toyota picked Calty's FT-86 version over the design and another design by Toyota's Japanese design team (Toyota Technical Center). Reports show that the design got rejected last November, a month after the original debut of the FT-86 Concept at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show.

The designs by Calty and Toyota Technical Center were the finalists. The basic elements of the FT-86 are reportedly in its new form and are all ready, except for a few minor items that will be finalized this March.

The FT-86 design by Calty has less aggressively carved and curved surfaces, features more overhangs, and has a higher front fascia. Wheelbase and physical dimensions were unchanged.

With regards to the Subaru version of the FT-86, there won't as many differences as previously reported. There will only be badge and option differences. Calty has produced the FT-HS concept, so it's likely that the new FT-86 design will be stunning as well.

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