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When Toyota debuted its FT-86 concept in 2009, the model generated lots of excitement among auto enthusiasts. It had been awhile since the auto manufacturer released a compelling sports coupe with racing capabilities. Developed over the last decade largely by Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda, the vehicle finally made its debut and fell into the hands of Motor Trend at Fuji Speedway.
Dropping the concept name and going simply with “Toyota 86,” the model received a loud ovation from the crowd of over 20,000 people who gathered for a glimpse of the new model at Fuji Speedway, 60 miles south of Tokyo. While the design and product development was provided by Toyota, the 86 is a collaborative effort between Toyota and Subaru. Subaru was called in to provide the chassis, engine, brakes, transmission and suspension.
The result is a surprisingly well-rounded vehicle given its class. Featuring a 2.0-liter Subaru boxer engine with Toyota’s DS4 direct injection technology, the two technologies result in a significant increase in fuel economy from a standard engine. The model achieves an impressive 200 hp at 7000 rpm and 151 lb-ft of torque, easily exceeding the Mazda MX-5 – the model’s closest Japanese competitor.
Motor Trend was able to get their hands on the model for 3 test laps and was more than impressed with its capabilities on the track. While the back seat is best suited for individuals 5’7″ and under, the driver’s seat provides plenty of room, perfectly set peddles and surprising visibility for the sporty vehicle. The driving experience on the pavement was called firm but not harsh, with accurate and tight handling around the corners. The full package was said to be a “true driver’s car”.
We’re excited about the development of this model and look forward to more news about the American-market release. Stay tuned right here on our blog and Facebook page for more on all of the latest Toyota models and news!
Watch the cute video below to learn how to enter a contest to “sponsafy” your own Toyota Racing car. One lucky fan will be able to turn an online car design into a real-world racing machine.
By going to the Sponsafier website, you can submit your own car design, using graphics, paint brushes, and even your own photos. The winner of the contest will be featured at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race on November 14th in Phoenix.
Kyle Busch, one of the Toyota Racing team drivers, joins in the fun by the car in the video below at his race in Richmond, VA on September 11.
Who doesn’t like kittens and bunnies and little baby seals? We’ll give them a ride to remember at Richmond. – Kyle Busch
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Who’s that crossing the finish line? Well, it’s Toyota, of course, as they take the lead in the standings for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. FOXNews wrote a great article detailing the racing team’s journey from obscurity to its current front-running status.
After winning seven of the last nine races, Toyota seems headed to a championship, a first for a foreign-based car maker. Despite being a relative newcomer to the sport, Toyota has grown by leaps and bounds.
Leading the way is Kenny Hamlin whose win at Saturday’s race was the 5th win in 10 races. Hamlin and the whole Toyota team’s current domination underscores the skills of its drivers.
Just look at the competition and how long they’ve been here and the strength of their organizations. I think the size of the accomplishment would be greater than any of us realize, to be able to do it that quickly. – Lee White, Toyota’s top executive for NASCAR.
We will have to wait and see if the Toyota team can make it all the way and win the championship. Stay tuned!
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Check out the latest footage of the Toyota FT-86G SPORTS Concept from Gran Turismo 5. Rocking soundtrack and some great shots of what this performance vehicle can do. You can find more featured stories, time trial results and videos at http://us.gran-turismo.com/us/. Enjoy and be sure to slow down for the week-end.
Want one great website to keep you updated on all your favorite drivers, race results and the latest news? Toyotaracing.com has got it all!
This action-packed site has all the latest video clips of race highlights, featured stories like Randy Wallace’s partnership with Toyota and race updates. You’ll also find an online store packed full of great gear that would excite any NASCAR racing fan along with a great collection of free wallpaper options for their desktop!
Toyotaracing.com also provides comprehensive listings of the latest standings for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the National Hot Rod Association. The site also includes photos and bio information for all of Toyota’s drivers.
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