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Toyota unveil the Toyota FT-86 Concept

A compact design sports car

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The Toyota FT-86 Concept is still two years away from production it is neither an electric vehicle nor a hybrid vehicle, but is a sports model with a gasoline engine developed to convey the essential appeal of cars in a new era.

It is thought the Toyota FT-86 Concept will be exhibited at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show It is a compact, rear-wheel drive sports concept car with a flash red finish that embodies speed and the excitement of driving that give cars their appeal as well as environmental performance. Toyota is targeting a sub-£20,000 price tag on the Toyota FT-86 and will focus on low weight and purity of handling. It's shorter than a BMW 1 Series Coupé by 20cm, but will still seat four. In addition to being light and having a low center of gravity, the Toyota FT-86 Concept boasts the handling of a racing car. Part of this sensation is due to its 6-speed manual transmission and ADVICS brakes. The interior of the Toyota FT-86 is distinctive, featuring an instrument panel with a gray and white base, gauges with red neon lights and digital displays, and a navigation system.