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Friday, January 21st, 2011

Well we’d certainly like to see the production version of the Toyota FT-86. It appears though Toyota may be laying some pipe for a younger sister – the TES T-Sport Concept. toyota sports conceptIf the Google Translator is to be believed, the car supposedly originated from an inner-company survey that asked what type of cars Toyota engineers would most like to see built. Apparently the overwhelming answer was a fun-to-drive, affordable sports car.

Who would think that…

From there, the Toyota Engineering Society set about crafting their vision of a low buck machine that could still slather a smile on your face. Power comes courtesy of a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine with around 110 horsepower, and this thing hits the scales at less than 2,000 pounds. That sounds like a winning combination. As these kinds of things are at car shows, we’ll have to wait and see…