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#26441
New Celica 9 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 62
Unfortunately not a new MR2 but good to see Toyota producing another sports car at least:

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#26442
Re: New Celica 9 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 94
I thought it was a carolla the new ae86?
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#26444
Re: New Celica 9 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 328
Harper wrote:
I thought it was a carolla the new ae86?

As far as I know its the new AE-86 as well, internet wires getting crossed from reporters with no knowledge calling it the Celica. Really hope this comes to Ireland, I have not bought a new car since 2010 this may change that.


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#26448
Re: New Celica 9 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 217
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have not bought a new car since 2010 this may change that.

You do realise that's only last year
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#26464
Re:New Celica 9 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 59
Was going to mention that

Epic looking car though. Certainly a car I'd like to own at some point in the future.
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#26470
Re:New Celica 9 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 3
they have made a demo of this my bro was at big car show in auz and he had pics of it looks same as the pics
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Hopefully they will have a few different engine options
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#26478
Re:New Celica 9 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 59
Be nice with the boxer rumble though. If they had a WRX engine in there it would be a rocket! I'm sure there'll be plenty of conversions done if they don't offer it straight from the factory.
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#26496
Re:New Celica 9 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 154
They best turbo their next sports car!
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#26530
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Hmm, nice looking car alright though I'm not totally sold on its looks, a lot of new cars, expecially concept cars have that same 'shark' kind of look to me.

I'm sure they'll give it a nice little powerplant though

edit: Also has anyone else noticed that the way the body is designed gives the illusion that the front wheels are bigger than the back wheels!
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#26550
Re:New Celica 9 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 47
There was a pic taken in Japan of the FT-86 with the AE-86 colours two-tone red over black ! Looked SAVAGE
I'll see if I can dig it up somewhere...
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#26558
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this pic makes it look a bit boxy??

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I suppose the AE86 was pretty boxy in it's time also.
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Re:New Celica 9 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 217
Quandry wrote:
this pic makes it look a bit boxy??


I suppose the AE86 was pretty boxy in it's time also.


I quite like the from. I think it looks quite mean like so some sort of demented beast shouting at you to get out of the way.

The real car will likely be less aggressive looking and fitted with (environmentally unfriendly) batteries
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#26587
Re:New Celica 9 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 314
Yeah true it will probably come with a nice 1.2litre engine peaking at a whopping 34hp... and if you modify it you can take it up to 52hp
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#26593
Re:New Celica 9 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 154
Just got some more info on this baby...

"The amazing FT-86 is the best thing from Toyota for years and is the long-awaited successor to the Supra/Celica, previewing their front engineered, rear-wheel-drive coupé which goes on sale in 2012.
The compact 2litre engine is expected to deliver 200bhp to take the car from 0-62mph in less than seven seconds - and all for around £28,000 - which will be a total bargain."

Sounds promising!
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#26594
Re:New Celica 9 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 94
200bhp for £28,000 is far from a bargain. 370z £29,000 331bhp. still not a bargain but you get the point.
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#26596
Re:New Celica 9 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 154
^They are the words of a motoring journalist, deffs not a bargain for me but all the same its great to see Toyota releasing a proper car again.
I want to see more engine stats/facts on this car, I bet they give the Japanese market more power and spec as usual and stick the UK/IRL market with poopier engines etc.
I need to see the word Turbo involved the next time they release more info on this car!
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#26597
Re:New Celica 9 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 314
Don't worry by the time it makes it to Ireland it will go up to €56,000 or something stupid like that. €20k will be in vat/vrt no doubt
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#26628
Re:New Celica 9 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 33
I would wait until it has been in the country for a bit and when the price is right, think about getting one, or talk the girlfriend into getting it.
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Pics from Geneva motor show
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#26842
Re:New Celica 9 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 314
The look of it is growing on me. If it had a 3sgte in the back I might consider buying one.

I'd also recommend they change the motto to:

"I want everybody to put their efforts together and unite in finding a way to make superior quality vehicles - that freakin haul ass and don't make us look like such a bunch of pansies."

That might get them back to the Toyota of the Mid 90's

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#28524
Re:New Celica / FT-86 II 9 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 72
The FT-86 II is now showing on the UK Toyota website. The site says that it will go on sale in 2012.....

www.toyota.co.uk/cgi-bin/toyota/bv/gener...one+Cars&sr=Mall
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#28525
Re:New Celica / FT-86 II 9 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 32
hopefully top gear might have it on the next series that would be deadly!!
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Re:New Celica / FT-86 II 9 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 32
pic of the inside nice i think.

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#28534
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I have to disagree with this car's shape.
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Re: New Celica 9 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 5
Under 7 seconds would be disappointing, funny how performance cars in the 00's seem to be getting slower than the 90's youches probably down to emissions.
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#32878
Re: New Celica 9 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 328
From Club4AG

It actually looks better. Take the Original FT86 concept, and add a little more flavor from Scion project's FRS Concept, then smooth down the lines so that it's less tuner looking, and more OEM finesse. Retain the 2000GT C-Pillar, sharpen the tail. And that's how a final version will be. (That's all I can tell you at this point.)

The engine? It's still EJ20 based shape. But Toyota re-casted everything, even down to the engine block with a new design, and with the Yamaha acoustics assigned to make every pulse, beat, and soul of air and vibration to become something to spice performance and tactile feel. Not much is exactly shared with the Subaru engine except the flat four configurations. However, the external mounting points remain the same as the Subaru EJ20, shared for very obvious reasons. That is so YOU can use a Subaru engine to swap if you PREFER the Subaru engine for racing. Why bother with complex fabrication, if Subaru has something you can use from 11 years of WRC?

Everything about this car is BASIC, and PURE.
It's thought out for the aftermarket builders, racing operations, and not without YOU as enthusiast, the grassroots racers, custom builders, show car builders, and parking lot meet goers.

Take for example. The front dash has a beautiful sweeping line, and yet the front corners recessed into the front window base. I asked why... and Tada san replied... "It's so you can install a roll cage to regulations for many venues, without cutting up this dash"

There are many features that go deep into the same thinking... And although such matters of owner-customizations are in place, the vehicle is very refined as is out of the box. Never before, has such low-cost niche-car seen so much research, so much development budget, and resourced with so many talents.

It was met with many challenges of financiers, and business end departments due to the era, and in the wake of many events, from dismal sports car sales in general, Lehman Crisis rendering global spending decrease, and even natural disasters. Large corporations, even Toyota, are not immune to current trends of operating under strict adherence to the speculative finance and rules of the governments and stockholders.

However and despite the unforgiving global economic climate, in the last 5 years of development of the FT86, the best minds converged for this project. Mr.Haraguchi initially to select the key individuals fir for this task, and Tada assigned ultimately, oversee the project. Both are people from MR2 and AE86 projects in the past as well as 2nd Prius and other successful cars with future mind. To add to this, eventually along the process came, the resources and technology brought from the Lexus LFA program, Teams from Subaru including WRC minds of STi, and the whole time, forced and secured by the CEO of Toyota, regarding this as his own favorite development. Akio Toyoda is a proficient and enthusiastic driver and a big fan of this car, often dropping in to test drive it.

Akio has recently shocked the staff on Nurburgring, Testing out of the blue, and drew a whole crowd of officials in panic when he strapped himself into the FT86, and started to chase down a LFA Nur-Edition that was also testing concurrently by a different department. Slipping the tail masterfully around the wet Nurburgring track....

He loves the FT86 as much as we do...
When was the last time you saw a CEO of an auto firm do THAT!!
Well I just did... in a video no less.
Yes, Akio strapped in by TAKATA belts, grinning and jerking at the wheel in quick bursts of counter-steer, cooking the Nurburgring to his own liking, and screaming past the famous Castle down the last straight back to the pits as if he was shouting to the ghosts that live in the old castle. That was an awe-inspiring footage. The usually calm Mr.Toyoda seemed to be as epic as Mel Gibson shouting “FREEDOM”

Mr.Tada continues to travel, mostly in secret cloak, but magically appearing out of the blue in conversations like this afforded to people who can represent the fans and enthusiasm, that is all of us. He is almost like the Jason Bourne of Toyota Sports car development as I see it. Always in close contact with the CEO boss, taking care of his projects covertly at times, but free minded to conjure a car for the future, fending off opinions of conventions and bureaus. Mr.Tada, and his team, logged thousands of miles in the FT86 test mule, and he says it’s STILL not finished... 5 years, and still perfecting it every day, from materials of rubber bushings to see if steering feel can be improved or gas pedal to react more passionately, and details like equipment choices on the interior. In fact, this meeting was immediately after he was shaking it down in Arizona in the massive heat...to see it through that this car will outlast the most abusive of us in what he calls madness. I assume that to be our crazy tendencies to attend silly events where we burn rear tires all day long. But yes, he has that in mind for us…

What if I told you that FT86 has NO CD player, and no Navigation screen? It's entirely possible...
He figured we'd all have smart-phones to tell us where we're going by 2012, and all we need is an FM radio to tell us if the world is ending. And for all other times on the road, he's like us to listen to your favorite iPOD, or the beautiful sounds emanating from the exhaust system specifically designed for this car by the best ears at Yamaha Acoustic Instruments company. All this, while sitting in seats made in collaboration with the best aftermarket and OE racing operations and sports car makers.

Affordable, yes, that is one of the first priorities. However, nothing about the car from what I saw in the photos looked CHEAP... The car may be affordable, but all the key ingredients like simple, functional interior, wrapped in very neat fabrics?

All of this and much more I can't say... All of this and MUCH MUCH more...

If AE86 was the starting point, and you had 30 years of technology change, and tools and toys we enjoy, mash it all into a car with dimensions nearly exactly matching the AE86. And taking NONE of the soul out from the AE86. What do you get?

I call it my dream car. And Club4AG will live on forever...
Because the sports car to enjoy from Toyota is BACK!

"Endorsed by CEO Akio Toyoda, Designed by Passion (of Tada's team), and Not by a committee. --Tada says.
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Re: New Celica 9 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 284
hmm i wonder what price it will hit Ireland at
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