Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Toyota S-FR is Probably Not a Miata, But Could Be Fun

Despite a softening global demand to its 86, Toyota is showing off yet another take on the affordable sports car genre with the Toyota S-FR. Though currently in a concept car form, the production-ready S-FR (at least from photos) is meant to slot below the 86 to become Toyota’s entry-level sports car.

Styled with a rounded front-end very reminiscent of the luxury-oriented Toyota 86 Style Cb, the S-FR is what Toyota calls “the archetypal sports car”. It has all the elements including the long hood and wide stance as well as a front-midship engine, rear-wheel drive layout.

Despite an optimal weight distribution and all-around independent suspension, it’s probably not your Mazda MX-5 rival. Though it does measure in at just 3,990-mm in length (wheelbase is 2,480-mm), the S-FR still has room for four seats. Nonetheless, a six-speed manual and a very light curb weight could still mean some fun and responsive driving.

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  1. the design is already outdated even if it is still just a concept ;-)

  2. Looks like an old car brought in to the present...