The Toyota FT-86, which will arrive late next year, will be more expensive due to the growing development costs, according to an insider. At last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, the concept car was introduced.
According to a report from Japan’s Best Car Magazine, the release date of the FT-86 has been shifted back two years, which could mean 2013. Maybe. According to Best Car, the reasons are that the design is being revised, and that Toyota thinks there may be a better time than now to release a sports car.
For a stylish, “very driftable” 2.0-liter, rear-wheel drive coupe with a 6-speed manual and roughly 200 hp, that price sounds about right. But for a bargain-basement-priced concept that was supposed to inject some interest back into Toyota’s lower-end sports car lineup, the price hike will be a slap in the face to those beancounters who so meticulously brought the concept onto the ‘can do’ table. It goes without saying that the higher expected price will adversely affect the Subaru equivalent, the other “FT-86″ destined to wear a seven-star badge.
Well, the base price of Toyota FT-86 is now supposed to float at nearly $23,000 along with the fully optioned model clearing which is available at $26,000. There is a valid reason to admire this car with its proper price and that reason is its amazing styling as well as very driftable 2.0-liter, rear-wheel drive coupe along with a six-speed manual. This makes the car to deliver 200 horsepower, which ultimately sounds right as far as the price is concerned.