Toyota recently, and accidentally, released the details of the 2013 Scion FR-S and Toyota FT-86. For some the details came as a pleasant surprise, for others, a major disappointment. The FR-S looks to weigh in around 2660-lbs and will push out 197 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque from a 2.0-liter engine.
From what the bloggers over at MotorTrend can see, the FT-86 will have 3 different trim levels. The top of the line FT-86 (likely to be the FR-S) will come with a six-speed manual transmission. 17-inch wheels, front and rear disc brakes and a limited-slip differential. Inside, this model should feature carbon fiber trim, among other less notable upgrades.
Taking it a step down, the mid-level version is expect to have 16-inch wheels and only gets the limited-slip differential on the manual transmission models.
The model we aren’t likely to see here in the US is the “Customize Grade.” This model will come with unpainted bumpers, 16-inch steel wheels, no stereo, no AC, and a plastic steering wheel. The idea with this car is to give buyers (mostly tuners and drifters) a very basic, stripped down model with more disposable parts. The buyers can then paint the car, change the steering wheel, and add whatever radio head unit they wish.
The Scion FR-S and the Toyota FT-86 look like they could be big hits with nearly everybody. While it is a sports car, it isn’t going to beat a lot of other cars out of the factory, but it will provide nice power for a small car and will have the quality and reliability that people expect from a Toyota.