Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Toyota, Unknown | posted October 12, 2015 14:55
Upcoming Toyota S-FR may be driven by a tuned 1.5-liter inline-four in production form
Toyota made a buzz when they revealed the upcoming S-FR concept that is bound for the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. Just recently, what appears to be detailed specs of a production version of the S-FR were apparently leaked prior to its official unveiling.
If the images are to be believed, it will reportedly be powered by the 2NR-FKE 1.5-liter inline-four that was derived from the JDM Corolla. For its application in the SF-R concept, it will benefit from direct injection and will have revised ports as well. The end result is a power output of 130 PS along with 148 Nm of torque.
All of that power is then sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox provided by Aisin. In addition, its suspension system will consist of MacPherson struts at the front and double wishbones at the rear.
Dimension-wise, it retains the previously revealed measurements of 3,990mm length, 1,695mm width, 1,320mm height and a wheelbase figure of 2,480mm. Curb weight on the other hand comes in at a light 980kg.
What is also interesting is that the specsheet shows the S-FR being compared head-to-head with the Mazda Roadster 1.5L (MX-5 in other markets).
The leaked specs are believed to be reserved for the Japanese market as the company has yet to say if they will come up with an international version of the upcoming concept. Additional details about the production-spec SF-R can be seen at the SFRForums website.