The FT-86 is one of the best sports cars ever manufactured by Toyota. The Japanese automaker seems hell bent to give a number of major manufacturers of sports cars in the US a run for their money. Starting from the killer looks to a powerful V8 under the hood, the FT-86 looks all set to floor a lot of its competitors on many levels.
The first thing that will probably strike your eye is how close the car actually is to the ground. This not only allows the car to attain pretty high speeds, but also provides sufficient rollover resistance. The safety system is also excellent, given that Toyota’s very own STAR Safety System has been installed.
Pop up the hood and the V8 engine comes into view. This powerhouse, combined with a 6-speed manual transmission should give the car plenty of power to leave a lot of similar cars in the dust clouds.
Check out a close up video of the car here:
The Toyota FT-86 is scheduled to hit the markets in 2012. Can you really wait that long? Sadly, it seems that everyone must, and we at Toyota of Des Moines are waiting to see how well this turns out. Only a couple more years to go!