Toyota FT-86 G Sports Concept at Tokyo Auto Salon

ft-86 g sports editionThe Toyota FT-86 G Sports Concept was introduced to the public this Friday, January 15th at the 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon, the largest car exhibition in the world, and is proudly featured in the new trailer for Gran Turismo 5.

The car's debut also marks the introduction of the "G Sports" badge. Toyota plans to use the G Sports badge in series of cars modified by motorsports firm Gazoo Racing to be released only in Japan, starting in mid-2010.

Most notable upgrade on the FT-86 G Sports edition was the addition of a turbocharger, of course, to the horizontally opposed 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine. Body modifications include a wider, and smoothed-out front bumper that leads to wider wheel arches. A new carbon fiber front spoiler can also be seen at the bottom. The carbon fiber bonnet has air vents to improve the efficiency of radiator and intercooler.

G sports front headlights and carbon hood

The car has a carbon fiber rear spoiler sitting on top of the decklid, which now includes a strip of lighting. The rear bumper is more squared, with a CF diffuser that brings the dual exhaust pipes to the center. This concept sits on 19-inch alloy wheels wearing high-performance tires (POTENZA RE050, Front 245/40R19 / Rear 275/35R19). G's package includes Recaro full bucket seats for driver and passenger, and a roll cage!

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toyota ft-86 G sports front wheel, brake duct (air outlet) headlights and carbon hood

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No performance specs were revealed for the Toyota FT-86 G Sports Concept.

Full press release and forum discussion with pics and videos here: FT-86 G sports forum

Video at Tokyo Auto Salon demonstrating Toyota FT-86 G Sports edition



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UPDATE: the Toyota [b]FT-86[/b] [b]G Sports[/b] concept at the show was wearing Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 tires, not RE050..