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Toyota FT-86 has its own Bridgestone “86” Tires!

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It was inevitable but the details continue to trickle in as anticipation builds for the long awaited, fun-to-drive, Toyota FT-86 (a.k.a Scion FR-S for us in North America).
Just last week Toyota teased us with a video of a revamped FT-86 II for the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. It was just yesterday that Toyota unveiled handful of new cars including the refreshed FT-86 II. Aside from the obvious pearly orange-red exterior, a few new features have surfaced specifically the brakes and the tires. It appears that the FT has gained four piston front, two piston rear Brembo brake calipers and some new shoes, FT-86 spec Bridgestone Potenza RE86 tires! It seems as if Bridgestone has resurrected the RE”86″ model name to match its AE86 heritage. Aside from the nice stance and great wheel fitment, could the staggered 19″ wheels possibly be forged BBS like the Lexus LFA? We can only wonder. Hurry up Toyota (& Scion), the suspense is killing us!!

Special thanks to our friend Agent 001 of Autospies.com for letting us use his comprehensive collection of photos from the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. Check out the full gallery of FT-86 II Concept pics here!


FT-86 II Concept Overvew @ Frankfurt Auto Show:

New Toyota FT-86 Teaser:

Photo Courtesy: AutoSpies.com
Videos Courtesy: Toyota Motor Europe & Toyota Global

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  • Terry

    lol Toyota humor

    found here while research for potenza RE86…. & I was like “I don’t think that tire exist….”

  • toyotoyo

    yeah, I agree with Terry, even if it exists also one will find difficulty in owning it.

  • Todo

    it would be mad if those wheels make it to Australia. The car is so close now, I can smell it at the local dealer showrooms. I got my pre order sorted.

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