Toyota To Reveal S-FR Concept At Tokyo Motor Show

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Toyota just announced that they will reveal a rear wheel drive light weight sports car at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.  They are positioning this car as a entry level fun-to-drive sports car.  From the interior shots you can see the 6 speed shift knob so no paddles to shift gears for this concept. 

Here are the only digits we have on this car. More to come later...

Vehicle Name: Toyota S-FR

Length: 3,990mm

Width: 1,695mm

Height: 1,320mm

Wheelbase: 2,480 mm

Occupancy: 4

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Toyota S-FR (world premiere)

The Toyota S-FR is a concept vehicle that continues the proud heritage of Toyota's fun-to-drive lightweight sports cars. Pitched as an entry-level model, the new concept emphasizes responsiveness, and aims to make a whole new generation fall in love with driving.

Compact and Simple
The concept's compact body is incredibly light, yet offers a smooth driving style. Not just a sports car, it pairs the simplicity of an entry-level model with an intimacy that brings human and machine closer together.
Fun to Drive
Benefiting from the unique advantages of a lightweight sports car, the concept offers smooth, responsive and direct handling that gives a real sense of communication between car and driver―one key benefit of the FR (front engine/rear drive) format.
Sporty design
The concept's long nose and wide stance make for an archetypal sports car profile, while the familiar roundness of its frame inspires a feeling of closeness. The simple and modern finish of the interior rounds off a design that stresses approachable simplicity while conveying the vehicle's performance and sporty spirit.
  • The full-fledged FR layout gives the engine a front midship location. Optimal weight distribution and independent suspension make for outstanding cornering performance.
  • A six-speed manual transmission offers smooth acceleration, adding to the car's fun, responsive drive.
  • The Toyota S-FR was conceptualized as the kind of vehicle that attracts its own die-hard fan base, whose members love driving and customizing it.