Toyota S-FR Concept is Adorably Aggressive
Toyota have revealed images of a Mazda-esque small sports car that they want to target new drivers with and the first impression is definitely a positive one.
With the Tokyo Motor Show fast approaching, Toyota have taken it upon themselves to release some pictures and information for their S-FR entry-level sports car concept. And if you like light and nimble sports cars, the S-FR will definitely please you.
Toyota’s announcement about the S-FR concept shows that small, affordable, enthusiast-geared cars could be coming back. Toyota (Scion) released the FR-S several years ago and in response Mazda updated their MX-5 to make it even more appealing.
Now, it looks as though Toyota have their sights firmly set on Mazda’s small sports car crown and the S-FR is the vehicle they’re pinning their hopes on to take it.
At 3,990mm long, 1,695mm wide and 2,480mm high, the S-FR is about the same size as the MX-5. However, the S-FR can apparently seat four people (four small people we assume). Its front engine, six-speed manual transmission, short driveshaft and rear-wheel-drive setup is one of the most appreciated by drivers and is an architecture that is sure to make the S-FR a success.
The S-FR’s rounded body, yellow paintwork, black roof, gaping front grille and single exhaust port all make it easily recognisable and give it an almost adorable, yet aggressive persona.
On the inside the S-FR is pretty minimalistic, with just a digital instrument cluster and a few knobs to write home about.
Details on its engine specs still aren’t known, but rumours have emerged about a 1.5-litre four-cylinder making around 130-horsepower, which might not seem much, but let’s not forget that the whole car only weights about 980 kilos.
Interestingly, even though it is being referred to as a ‘concept’, the pictures suggest it’s almost production ready. Perhaps this is a sign of things to come from Toyota. We’ll have to wait and see…