Toyota S FR Concept 29
The Toyota S-FR concept won’t be fully revealed until the upcoming Tokyo auto show, but leaked documents online purport to reveal some of the car’s key specifications. According to S-FR Forums, Japanese materials show that the Toyota S-FR concept will use a 1.5-liter inline-four engine good for 128 hp and 109 lb-ft of torque, which should be plenty of power given that the car is said to weigh a featherweight 2,160 lb. Coupled with a standard 6-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive, the Toyota S-FR is claimed to return 47 mpg combined on the Japanese test cycle. According to the leaked documents, the car uses strut-type front suspension and a multilink rear arrangement. At 157 inches long, 66.7 inches wide, and 51.9 inches tall, the cutesy S-FR is far smaller than today’s Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ, and even narrower than the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. No doubt that small stature contributes to the car’s ultra-skinny curb weight. While it’s possible the Toyota S-FR is a replacement for the Scion FR-S (sold in Japan as the Toyota 86), the miniscule car could also be a Japan-only sports car in the vein of the diminutive Honda S660 roadster. Stay tuned for more details once the Toyota S-FR concept bows later this month in Tokyo.