Toyota FR-S could be the official name for the production model of the new Toyota FT-86 concept if some speculation are to be believed. Apparently Toyota have applied to trademark the name “FR-S” in the US and Canada. Certain people seem to think that this means “front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, and sports car.”
This certainly makes sense and Toyota wouldn’t have registered a trademark without an intention to use it in the future. After all they trademarked the Lexus CT name and the C-Premium concept ended up being the Lexus CT 200h. The trademark applications were filed in the two countries on the 27th of May 2010 under the category of “Automobiles and structural parts thereof.”
You could say the FT-86 sort of replaces the Celica and will be co-developed with Subaru. What is assumed that it will be powered by a 2.0-litre boxer engine from Subaru that will be mated to a 6-speed transmission. A Gran Turismo video featuring the FT-86 Concept revealed a boxer engine with D4-S on the engine cover, which could indicate some form of high pressure direct injection.
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