Toyota FT-86 Promises to Be a Driver’s Car

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We’ve seen and heard a lot about the Toyobaru in the past years, from rumors to rendering to a whole bunch of concepts. However, we never in a million years expected to hear this: Toyota Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada says the FT-86 will have the driving feel and connection to the road that the Nissan GT-R.

“Powerful sports cars use a lot of computer technology so that anyone can drive and handle them. We decided not to go down that road. From the beginning, the concept was to put the driver back in the driver’s seat, and to eliminate computers as much as possible today,” he said in a interview with The Truth About Cars.

He said that the development team talked to owners, fanatics, real buyers of sports cars around the world. They said they didn’t just want the fastest car in the world, but one that felt connected and pure.

We don’t know much about how this will be achieved, but Tada did say the FT-86 will have the lowest center of gravity of any production car on the market.
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