Rumours Toyota is developing a four door FT-86

Rumours Toyota is developing a four door FT-86

Speculation has entered the motoring world as an anonymous Japanese source has tipped there may be a four-door version of the Toyota FT-86 in the works.  While details are scarce its reported the sedan will be virtually identical to the coupe. This will mean we can expect a naturally powerful 2.0-litre boxer engine aligned with a six-speed manual transmission and ADVICS brakes.

Expanding the FT-86’s base to include two more doors would expand the potential market for the car, though its rear-wheel drive system will work against it in that regard, as the trends suggest consumers of low-to-mid-range vehicles tend to look for front-wheel drive vehicles.

The source also speculates a 3.6 litre H-6 engine from the Subaru Outback could be dropped in. However you couldn’t imagine there being any room for this. If that were to go ahead, the car would be more like an entry level luxury car, as the pricing and performance would easily surpass the reach of the typical mass market sedan.

However, if Toyota has green-lighted this, don’t expect anything until at least before 2013 as the FT-86 coupe itself isn’t due out until late 2011.

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