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Toyota FT-86 images leaked ahead of Tokyo Show debut - UPDATE: New image added!

Sneaky shots emerge of the long-awaited small coupe...

The first pictures of the Toyota FT-86 have leaked to the web, ahead of its unveiling at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Apparently taken from an upcoming Modellista brochure (aftermarket tuners for Toyota brand), the images reveal a sporty coupe with a three piece body kit. The overall appearance mimics the FT-86 II concept, but the front end has been significantly revised to be less aggressive and more attractive, more like the original red concept car.

UPDATE: We have added another image, showing what seems to be the standard production car. Much cleaner lines and a frankly stunning design show a car that we can't wait to see in the official images. Hoepfully these will prompt Toyota to bring forward the reveal.

Inside, the cabin is relatively straight forward with simplistic gauges, minimal controls and a basic design. Notable highlights include two-tone seats, a prominent center console and a large steering wheel.

Sadly, there's no technical data but the FT-86 is expected to feature a Subaru 2.0-liter Boxer engine with approximately 250 hp (149 kW / 203 PS) and a kerb weight of less that 1300kg which should give it a decent turn of speed and tight handling.

The small coupe is set to be very aggressively priced, with rumours placing it around the £22-25,000 range.

The FT-86 is being jointly developed with Subaru, who will be launching their take on the small coupe - the BRZ at the Tokyo show as well. No concepts have been shown of that car, but rumours say that it will have more power than the Toyota, and be more overtly sporting. It will not, however, have a turbo or AWD which is a first for Subaru.

Images courtesy of FT86.com

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About Tim Oldland

Contributing Editor - Long time petrolhead, automotive design engineer and journalist. Also Social Media Manager for the ecurie25 Group - www.ecurie25.com Tim has worked in the automotive sector for many years, but has been a fan of anything with 2 or 4... read more