Toyobaru teased again with FT-86 II concept

Toyota's next sport coupe inches closer to production when the FT-86 II concept debuts at the 2011 Geneva auto show.

Toyota's next sport coupe inches closer to production when the FT-86 II concept debuts at the 2011 Geneva auto show.
Toyota's next sport coupe inches closer to production when the FT-86 II concept debuts at the 2011 Geneva auto show. Toyota

When we last saw the FT-86, it looked something like this.
When we last saw the FT-86 in 2009, it looked something like this. Toyota

It seems like its been ages since Toyota debuted its FT-86 concept at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. The sport coupe concept featured a front-engined, rear-wheel-driven configuration and would be built in collaboration with Subaru, borrowing a shortened version of the Impreza platform and a 2.0-liter, over-200-horsepower variant of Subaru's boxer four-cylinder engine--hence the "Toyobaru" nickname that's been floating around the 'Net.

If the latest shadowed teaser photo released by Toyota is any indication, the sports coupe project is still on track and inching toward production with a second concept, dubbed the Toyota FT-86 II, set to debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March.

We've been waiting a long time for Toyota to get exciting again. March is almost here; we can wait a little longer. Stay tuned.

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