Toyota Celica Returns! | Auto Express

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Toyota Celica Returns!

coupe makes a comeback in the of a stunning new rear-wheel drive car

IT’S the news that fans have been to hear – the Celica is back! has resurrected its most famous car, in the shape of this new machine – and it’s set to blow the Scirocco away.

Called the it will make its world at the Tokyo Motor Show this month. And although is calling it a concept, you can expect to see the new in UK dealers next year.

As well as the Scirocco, the Celica go up against other reborn such as Vauxhall’s Calibra and Focus-based Capri replacement. So will have the widest of affordable two-doors for more a decade.

A big selling point set the Toyota apart from its though – it’s rear-wheel-drive.The is named after the Corolla – a rear-driven coupé that cult status among the ‘drifting’ community. It’s the of a Toyota and Subaru joint

Although official details are ahead of the car’s unveiling in one insider revealed that the new gets a 2.0-litre flat-four boxer engine from the Impreza, mated to a chassis the Legacy. This has been so that power is sent to the rear wheels, as opposed to all

On top sits a striking body clearly takes design from the FT-HS hybrid concept seen at 2007’s show. It’s an amazing that injects the sharp, feel that’s been from the Toyota brand the MR2, Celica and Supra from the line-up several ago.

At the front, there’s a huge air flanked by slim LED headlights and flared wheelarches. Together the prominent raised nose – takes themes from Formula One race cars – the end really stands out. At the there’s a raked window flows down to meet a boot spoiler.

All the surfaces are and taut, and the minimal front and overhangs help to provide a shape. As a result, the FT-86 purposeful and athletic. The drama inside. Digital instruments in and red are placed within an oval surrounded by angular air vents.

It’s a simple but effective set off by sporty touches such as a steering wheel, figure-hugging and a stubby gearlever.

Under the the normally aspirated engine an all-new cylinder head revised camshafts, pistons and The unit produces 200bhp – than the last-generation Celica, delivered 189bhp from its engine. In the new car, the powerplant is to a specially built six-speed gearbox developed by Japanese expert Aishin – the firm the advanced automated manual in Toyota luxury brand LF-A supercar. As a result, the should cover 0-60mph in than seven seconds and hit


Engineers have worked to ensure the motor meets the emissions regulations, and although unlikely to be frugal – the Impreza’s is infamously thirsty – the FT-86 return around 35mpg.

Yet the Subaru Legacy donates its not much of the basic architecture be retained in the new model. The springs, brakes and steering will all be to ensure the FT-86 is every the rear-driven sports car. The version is set to cost at least when it arrives.

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