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Toyota to show FT-86 G in Sydney

Show time: Toyota has signalled its intention to display its FT-86 G sports coupe in Sydney.

Rear-drive ‘Celica’ coupe to get airing on Toyota stand at Australian motor show

13 Jul 2010

TOYOTA will display its FT-86 G sportscar concept at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney this October – the first time the rear-drive coupe has been seen outside Japan.

Co-developed with Subaru, which is supplying components such as the car’s Impreza-derived boxer turbo engine, the ‘Subarota’ coupe is expected to reach production as a successor to the Celica.

The hot “G” designated version of the FT-86, with a larger air intake, carbon-fibre wing and twin centre-exit exhausts, debuted at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January.

As GoAuto has reported, Toyota said that the concept’s sporting enhancements were designed to showcase a new range of G Sports conversion components that will be made available from its Japanese dealerships this year.

Along with models such as the Rukus, the sports models are designed to inject flair into the Japanese firm’s range.

Toyota Australia’s senior executive director for sales and marketing David Buttner said: “The FT-86G Sports Concept points to a next-generation Toyota sportscar that will bring a new level of excitement to our showrooms and customers.”

Subaru, in which Toyota holds a 16.5 per cent stake, also plans to produce a version of the coupe and is considering it for Australian release.

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