View Full Version : Rumored Toyota FT86 logo shows off boxer heart

12-27-2010, 04:35 PM
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We can't speak to the voracity of this information, but the internet rumormill is reporting that the upcoming Toyota FT86 (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/ft86) has a rather interesting new logo in the works. Let's break it down:

Directly in the center of the supposed logo, you'll notice a stylized 86 that conveys a sense of motion. This, as you may already be aware, hearkens back to the classic rear-drive Toyota (http://autoblog.com/make/toyota) AE86, otherwise known as the Corolla (http://autoblog.com/model/corolla) Sport here in America. If this logo is for real, that means Toyota will likely move forward with the 86 designation made famous by its '80s-era sports coupes. Next up are the twin opposed pistons on either side of the numerical center. This calls to mind the 2.0-liter boxer engine that Toyota reportedly plans to use in its low-cost coupe, provided by partner Subaru (http://autoblog.com/make/subaru), of which Toyota owns a large chunk.

We're expecting pricing in the low-to-mid $20s if and when the 86 goes on sale later in 2011, and we'll be curious to see if we find the new logo anywhere on the production car.

[Source: Car and Driver (http://blog.caranddriver.com/toyota-ft-86-sports-car-boxer-engine-logo-uncovered/)]Rumored Toyota FT86 logo shows off boxer heart (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/12/27/rumored-toyota-ft86-logo-shows-off-boxer-heart/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Mon, 27 Dec 2010 16:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).

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