Toyota GT 86 makes a compelling case for itself

Toyota GT 86 makes a compelling case for itself

November 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Coupe , Performance , Tokyo Motor Show , Toyota Certainly for the moment, this is the biggest competition the Subaru BRZ has: its twin, the Toyota GT 86 . The volcanic orange coupe was unveiled in another corner of the Tokyo Motor Show , and frankly, it’s got a lot to recommend it. The frontal treatment is slightly different than on the BRZ, but the only digression out back is the lack of a spoiler, and the GT 86 looks pretty good without it. Inside, it’s a tale of two cabins. Clearly Toyota has brought a higher-spec cockpit to the party, and although you might not dig the red two-tone scheme, the iPhone cradle, toggle switches and white gauges are nifty. Of course, that niftyness will cost you a navigation screen, but these are exactly the kinds of choices the GT 86 vs BRZ crowd will need to make. Brush up on the specs in the release after the jump and take a walk around it in our high-res image gallery. Continue reading Toyota GT 86 makes a compelling case for itself Toyota GT 86 makes a compelling case for itself originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 30 Nov 2011 01:46:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota launches new FT-86… app

Toyota launches new FT-86… app

October 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Concept Cars , Coupe , Performance , Etc. , Technology , Videos , Toyota , Toys/Games Toyota just launched a new iPhone app that lets users position computer-generated renderings of the upcoming FT-86 sports car against real-world backdrops and then share them with other users. Judging from the video Toyota released to promote the app, Instagram shouldn’t feel threatened; the renderings aren’t exactly stellar, and the novelty of positioning a CGI FT-86 on your iPhone screen is likely to wear off quickly. Fortunately, the app is free. Just remember, kids, you get what you pay for. Hit the jump for a look at the aforementioned promo video. Continue reading Toyota launches new FT-86… app Toyota launches new FT-86… app originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 22 Oct 2011 14:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .

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