Toyota creates mini 86 with new concept
Toyota has unveiled their latest concept for an entry-level sports car, the S-FR. If production plans push through, the S-FR will compete with the likes of the Mazda MX-5 when equipped with a 1.5 liter engine.
Intended to slot below the GT86, the S-FR concept is smaller than the aforementioned coupe and features a sleek lightweight body that features flared wheelarches and a bubble-like rooflike. The exterior echoes the current GT86 with hints of Toyota's entry-level sports car from the 60's, the Sport 800. the S-FR measures 3,990mm long, 1,695mm wide, 1,320mm tall along with a 2,480mm wheelbase
Design themes from the GT86 can also be seen inside the S-FR concept. Its interior is trimmed in black with exterior color matching accents that can be seen on the door panels, seats, floor mats and steering wheel. The S-FR concept comes with a fully-digital instrument cluster. In addition, the S-FR Concept is equipped with USB ports steering-wheel mounted controls for the touchscreen audio system, a 12V power socket along with a climate control system.
Like the GT86, the S-FR Concept is rear wheel drive and, in concept form, shifts through a six-speed manual transmission.