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Tiny Toyota S-FR was a desirable and inexpensive sports car concept

Toyota demonstrated a renewed interest in sports cars with the S-FR concept, a small coupe designed for nimble handling.

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Toyota dusted off its sports car credentials with the S-FR concept, a coupe measuring just over 13 feet long.

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The S-FR used a front engine and rear-wheel-drive layout, which would've given it suitable handling for enthusiasts. Toyota pointed out that the engine was set back from the front axle, making weight more evenly distributed.

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Fifteen-inch wheels seem small for a modern car, but they fit the proportions of the S-FR well. High, black sidewalls also gave it a historic vibe.

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As a concept, Toyota didn't specify an engine for the S-FR, so power was left to the imagination.

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Surprisingly, there were rear seats in the S-FR, although legroom and access was minimal. The shifter on the console hinted at a six-speed manual transmission, but again, the drivetrain was not specified.

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The dashboard concept usesd a smartphone holder in the center, and a digital gauge display for the driver. A flat patch on the left steering wheel spoke suggested a thumb-operated touchpad.

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