Romur by Road&Track: baby Toyota FT86

one of the funniest rumors.

Toyota Working On a Baby FT-86
May 7, 2010 by Sam Mitani

The FT-86 has caused a big stir for Toyota ever since it was introduced at the last Tokyo Motor Show. Now we hear that Toyota is also working on milder sports car, one that’ll be $5000 less expensive than the FT-86. When the FT-86 goes on sale in 2011, we predict that it’ll come with a price tag slightly above $20,000. Toyota had originally wanted to keep the FT-86’s price tag below the $20,000-mark; however, development costs are running way over budget, and we hear that Toyota is resigned to the fact that the FT-86 will be a $20,000-plus car.

In order to fill the under-$20,000 sports-car hole in its lineup, the company is reportedly working on a baby FT-86. This car will measure about 150 in. overall length and come powered by the company’s 3SZ-VE engine, a 1.5-liter inline-4 that produces 109 bhp. It will feature a front-engine/rear drive layout. Details are still sketchy at this point, but look for this new sports car to make its debut sometime 2012.

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is good to see  the hype and news around FT-86, but its bad when
magazines post rumors to gain publicity and people blindly follow and
repost on twitter, blogs, etc..
A few years ago Road&Track published that there would be a new Toyota Supra by 2010..

this just cant be true. 109hp? what car would it compete with? how can you drive a rwd car with 109hp? only if the car is based on Toyota iQ or Aygo..

More than 20 years after the hachiroku 109 is like a bad joke, crazy rumor.

Restoring hachiroku, always in progress.