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NEW Toyota FT-86 OPEN Concept

By YouCar

The FT-86 Open concept makes its World Debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Following the global success of the exhilarating, entirely driver-oriented GT86, the FT-86 Open concept has been created to gauge customer reaction to the possible launch of a convertible version of Toyota's remarkable, front 'boxer' engined, rear-wheel drive, compact 2+2 sports car. The FT-86 Open concept is designed to combine all the lively, accessible performance and highly engaging, readily exploitable dynamic abilities of the GT86 with the even greater levels of driving pleasure derived from open-topped motoring. 4,240 mm long, 1,775 mm wide, 1,270 mm high and with a wheelbase of 2,570 mm, the FT-86 Open concept features a multi-layered fabric roof construction with a glass rear screen. The concept vehicle retains the GT86's 2+2 seating format, the roof being stowed behind fixed rear seats with minimal impact on luggage capacity. Using an intense contrast between pure bright white and the modern navy blue, the colour combination has been designed to express the sense of elegant performance, fully reflecting the spirit and the atmosphere of Milan, one of the world leaders in fashion design. The concept's elegant, white exterior, navy blue fabric roof and pure bright white interior upholstery and trim create a luxurious yet sporting image. Appropriately reflecting the ultimate symbol of sporting success, the carpets are finished in a golden yellow hue. The FT-86 Open concept's unique colour scheme is further coordinated through the use of a navy blue backing to the upholstery perforation holes and golden yellow accent stitching to the seat leather. The FT-86 Open concept shares the platform and powertrain of the GT86; the world's first horizontally opposed engine with D-4S injection technology --a 1,998 cc, low centre of gravity, naturally aspirated, high-revving sports engine capable of developing 100 DIN hp per litre- driving the rear wheels via a short throw, 'flick of the wrist' manual gear shift or a 6-speed automatic transmission with the world's fastest paddle shifting speed of only 0.2 seconds. ► http://www.facebook.com/youcarpress


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