The FT-86 Concept spun off into a production version, in fact into three production versions with one coming from Subaru, one from Scion and one from Toyota.
Since then, there’s been plenty of information coming in on each of the models but each of that stuff was pretty general and would spread over hundreds of pages.
A bit of a follow-up is in order, particularly if it’s one that treats each model individually and seems at least moderately interesting.
To begin with, we’re going softly, the Toyota GT-86 is getting ready for its final major press release workout as it ramps up a Europe unveiling.
After the March unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show, the Toyota GT-86 will go on sale on the old continent and we’re happy to report it will carry over unchanged.
Then we get to the Subaru BRZ, it is already on sale in Japan but it now got a special trim level that’s aimed at racing and true enthusiasts alike.
A stripped down interior, an unpainted exterior, a set of “that’ll do” steel wheels and the optional mechanical rear dif are what’s to welcome them alongside a smaller price tag.
That’s the sort of option that’s not available anywhere apart from Japan.
Finally, we find that the Scion FR-S may be the cheapest relative but it has a special treat to offer.
While the company was testing the chassis of the FR-S, it received plenty of changes at the orders of Akio Toyoda.
It seems that Toyota’s CEO wouldn’t let the car leave the development stages at the track until he “could talk to” the car.