The public’s patient over the Toyota FT-86 is getting thinner and thinner because the affordable sportscar which is the joint-project between Subaru and Toyota has promised to be game changer. Game changer because giving the tag “affordable sportscar” is sounds too ambitious and the fact is, sportscar never comes in affordable term. Until now…
The follow up news about the FT-86 is brought to us by the FT-86 Club. You see, even the JDM version had been leaked, the so-called affordable sportscar already has its own online forum. The man behind the steering wheel is Matty Prior, the Autocar’s presenter and we were so jealous knowing that he had the chance to drive the Toyota FT-86. So, Matt… What do you think about the Japanese affordable sportscar? After took the FT-86 for some driving, Matt concluded that the sportscar is more focusing on fun rather than top speed and breaking certain sprint time.
We tried to dig some more from Matt and he hinted that the Toyota FT-86 is lighter than VW Scirocco and since the sportscar got rear wheel drive, it could be managed to be affordable sportscar for European market. Well, the FT-86 could also be powered by diesel engine as well.
Okay, back to our main discussion, the interior of the FT-86, not the scanned one from Japanese magazine. Not much of to see, but its better than nothing. We can see that the Toyota FT-86 has set of sporty racing seat. The gear stick and handbrake have placed near the hand with any sort of silly gimmick. The steering wheel offers perforated leather stitched with red yarns.
Not much we can see on the console as it could be in faux carbon fiber. Well, since the idea of creating the Toyota FT-86 is to be an affordable sportscar, it is understandable if some parts of this vehicle are not in expensive term. The analog age emphasizes the original design of the FT-86 which is from sportscars of the past. The best part of the interior of the FT-86 is the “86” logo which has been taped on the steering wheel and it is kind of giving the feeling of respect to the original sportscar that inspired the making of the Toyota FT-86.