The Truth About Cars » FT86 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:00:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 NSFW: Stark Naked Pictures Of Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ, Scion FRS, Hachi-Roku http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/nsfw-stark-naked-pictures-of-toyota-86-subaru-brz-scion-frs-hachi-roku/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/nsfw-stark-naked-pictures-of-toyota-86-subaru-brz-scion-frs-hachi-roku/#comments Wed, 23 May 2012 11:56:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=445690 It is a little bit like showing breasts at a plastic surgeon congress: At the annual meeting of the JSAE, the Japanese version of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Subaru totally disrobed its BRZ and shows it to a strictly professional audience. According to a quick image search on Google, this would be the first […]

The post NSFW: Stark Naked Pictures Of Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ, Scion FRS, Hachi-Roku appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
It is a little bit like showing breasts at a plastic surgeon congress: At the annual meeting of the JSAE, the Japanese version of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Subaru totally disrobed its BRZ and shows it to a strictly professional audience. According to a quick image search on Google, this would be the first […]

The post NSFW: Stark Naked Pictures Of Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ, Scion FRS, Hachi-Roku appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/nsfw-stark-naked-pictures-of-toyota-86-subaru-brz-scion-frs-hachi-roku/feed/ 24
TTAC Publishes Exclusive Picture Of Supply-Constrained Subaru BRZ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/ttac-publishes-exclusive-picture-of-supply-constrained-subaru-brz/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/ttac-publishes-exclusive-picture-of-supply-constrained-subaru-brz/#comments Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:53:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434937 Car & Driver horrified lovers of unadulterated driving fun with the news that “just 6000 Subaru BRZ sports cars will be allocated to the U.S. for the 2013 model year.” The source of that report is somehow suspect: “A Subaru dealer.” Car and Driver’s telephone budget must have been cut. The magazine consulted Subaru’s website […]

The post TTAC Publishes Exclusive Picture Of Supply-Constrained Subaru BRZ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Car & Driver horrified lovers of unadulterated driving fun with the news that “just 6000 Subaru BRZ sports cars will be allocated to the U.S. for the 2013 model year.” The source of that report is somehow suspect: “A Subaru dealer.” Car and Driver’s telephone budget must have been cut. The magazine consulted Subaru’s website […]

The post TTAC Publishes Exclusive Picture Of Supply-Constrained Subaru BRZ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/ttac-publishes-exclusive-picture-of-supply-constrained-subaru-brz/feed/ 22
Drifter-san http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/drifter-san/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/drifter-san/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2012 04:50:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429899 As the man said: “Finally, we can exercise our capabilities in earnest.”

The post Drifter-san appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
As the man said: “Finally, we can exercise our capabilities in earnest.”

The post Drifter-san appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/drifter-san/feed/ 12
Quote Of The Day: Toyoda Prepares For When Cars Retire From The World Of Mobility http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/quote-of-the-day-toyoda-prepares-for-when-cars-retire-from-the-world-of-mobility/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/quote-of-the-day-toyoda-prepares-for-when-cars-retire-from-the-world-of-mobility/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:54:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429191 “In 1909, people shifted from the horse carriage to the automobile, and horses retired from the world of mobility. What happened to the horses? We still have horse races. People love horses. People support horses and horse racing. As long as car enthusiasts exist, motor sports will continue.” Akio Toyoda, February 2, 2012, at the […]

The post Quote Of The Day: Toyoda Prepares For When Cars Retire From The World Of Mobility appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
“In 1909, people shifted from the horse carriage to the automobile, and horses retired from the world of mobility. What happened to the horses? We still have horse races. People love horses. People support horses and horse racing. As long as car enthusiasts exist, motor sports will continue.” Akio Toyoda, February 2, 2012, at the […]

The post Quote Of The Day: Toyoda Prepares For When Cars Retire From The World Of Mobility appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/quote-of-the-day-toyoda-prepares-for-when-cars-retire-from-the-world-of-mobility/feed/ 13
Hachi-Roku Thursday: Toyota Could Work With Porsche On Next Engine, Chief Engineer Says http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/hachi-roku-thursday-toyota-could-work-with-porsche-on-next-engine-chief-engineer-says/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/hachi-roku-thursday-toyota-could-work-with-porsche-on-next-engine-chief-engineer-says/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:25:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429184 The 86 is not on sale yet, and people are already swapping engines. In a virtual way at least. In hachi-roku forums people are discussing the merits of more horsepower than the stock 200hp. They also wonder aloud how much additional power the hachi-roku can safely take. “Go for it,” says hachi-roku Chief Engineer Tetsuya […]

The post Hachi-Roku Thursday: Toyota Could Work With Porsche On Next Engine, Chief Engineer Says appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
The 86 is not on sale yet, and people are already swapping engines. In a virtual way at least. In hachi-roku forums people are discussing the merits of more horsepower than the stock 200hp. They also wonder aloud how much additional power the hachi-roku can safely take. “Go for it,” says hachi-roku Chief Engineer Tetsuya […]

The post Hachi-Roku Thursday: Toyota Could Work With Porsche On Next Engine, Chief Engineer Says appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/hachi-roku-thursday-toyota-could-work-with-porsche-on-next-engine-chief-engineer-says/feed/ 19
Hachi-Roku Thursday: Toyota 86 To Let Drivers Download Data, Interact With Gran Turismo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/hachi-roku-thursday-kids-try-this-at-home/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/hachi-roku-thursday-kids-try-this-at-home/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2012 16:37:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429169 Hachi-roku Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada credits his sons with giving him the impetus to develop this car. His sons are 24 and 27 now, they do not have a driver’s license and show no interest in cars. “They sit in front of the computer all day,” says Tada. “On Gran Turismo, they are better than […]

The post Hachi-Roku Thursday: Toyota 86 To Let Drivers Download Data, Interact With Gran Turismo appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Hachi-roku Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada credits his sons with giving him the impetus to develop this car. His sons are 24 and 27 now, they do not have a driver’s license and show no interest in cars. “They sit in front of the computer all day,” says Tada. “On Gran Turismo, they are better than […]

The post Hachi-Roku Thursday: Toyota 86 To Let Drivers Download Data, Interact With Gran Turismo appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/hachi-roku-thursday-kids-try-this-at-home/feed/ 21
Hachi-Roku Thursday: When And Where http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/hachi-roku-thursday-when-and-where/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/hachi-roku-thursday-when-and-where/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2012 14:55:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429163 I already told you that today is not the official launch. Highly out of the ordinary at Toyota. Usually, when the members of the media are invited, the car goes on sale. Not in this case. In Japan, the car will be in dealers’ showrooms in April, I hear. Nonetheless, if I want one right […]

The post Hachi-Roku Thursday: When And Where appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
I already told you that today is not the official launch. Highly out of the ordinary at Toyota. Usually, when the members of the media are invited, the car goes on sale. Not in this case. In Japan, the car will be in dealers’ showrooms in April, I hear. Nonetheless, if I want one right […]

The post Hachi-Roku Thursday: When And Where appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/hachi-roku-thursday-when-and-where/feed/ 14
Hachi-Roku Thursday: Specs And Yen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/hachi-roku-thursday-specs-and-yen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/hachi-roku-thursday-specs-and-yen/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2012 13:57:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429160 First of all, I thought I had already been to the launch party. Wrong. I thought I had driven the thing. Wrong. I learned today this was a pre-announcement-pre-party, and the cars I had seen were “production prototypes.” I see. Then, this splendiferous event with a rock band, canapés and apple juice must surely be […]

The post Hachi-Roku Thursday: Specs And Yen appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
First of all, I thought I had already been to the launch party. Wrong. I thought I had driven the thing. Wrong. I learned today this was a pre-announcement-pre-party, and the cars I had seen were “production prototypes.” I see. Then, this splendiferous event with a rock band, canapés and apple juice must surely be […]

The post Hachi-Roku Thursday: Specs And Yen appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/hachi-roku-thursday-specs-and-yen/feed/ 14
It’s Hachi-Roku Thursday http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/its-hachi-roku-thursday/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/its-hachi-roku-thursday/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2012 12:04:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429153 I spent all day at the launch party of the Toyota FT/GT86/86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ  “new compact rear-wheel-drive sports car” at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo. Could have been Chiba already. I came back with so much information about Toyota’s new “honest sportscar” (as Akio Toyoda likes to call it) that I declare today Hachi-Roku Thursday. Today, […]

The post It’s Hachi-Roku Thursday appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
I spent all day at the launch party of the Toyota FT/GT86/86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ  “new compact rear-wheel-drive sports car” at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo. Could have been Chiba already. I came back with so much information about Toyota’s new “honest sportscar” (as Akio Toyoda likes to call it) that I declare today Hachi-Roku Thursday. Today, […]

The post It’s Hachi-Roku Thursday appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/its-hachi-roku-thursday/feed/ 16
Scion FR-S: How To Say “Hachi-Roku” In American http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/scion-fr-s-how-to-say-hachi-roku-in-american/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/scion-fr-s-how-to-say-hachi-roku-in-american/#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2011 18:13:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=420958 TTAC has long been bearish on the Scion brand, and in a lot of ways, Toyota’s global tri-branding strategy with its new “86” sportscar (Toyota, Subaru and Scion versions are being sold) highlights how Toyota has lost its branding focus. On the other hand, the FR-S, Scion’s version of the 86, is by far the […]

The post Scion FR-S: How To Say “Hachi-Roku” In American appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
TTAC has long been bearish on the Scion brand, and in a lot of ways, Toyota’s global tri-branding strategy with its new “86” sportscar (Toyota, Subaru and Scion versions are being sold) highlights how Toyota has lost its branding focus. On the other hand, the FR-S, Scion’s version of the 86, is by far the […]

The post Scion FR-S: How To Say “Hachi-Roku” In American appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/scion-fr-s-how-to-say-hachi-roku-in-american/feed/ 60
Hachiroku Madness: Only 1000 (FT)86, All Hand Made? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/hachiroku-madness-only-1000-ft86-all-hand-made/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/hachiroku-madness-only-1000-ft86-all-hand-made/#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2011 11:10:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=420599 Tomorrow, the Tokyo Motor Show will open its doors at the Big Sight to the press. Pre-show madness is running in high gear. Every Japanese carmaker tries to outdo the other with pre-releases and hints. Sometimes, they go wrong. Especially, when there are gullible counterparts. On Sunday, the (FT)86 fans at the enthusiast site ft86club.com […]

The post Hachiroku Madness: Only 1000 (FT)86, All Hand Made? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Tomorrow, the Tokyo Motor Show will open its doors at the Big Sight to the press. Pre-show madness is running in high gear. Every Japanese carmaker tries to outdo the other with pre-releases and hints. Sometimes, they go wrong. Especially, when there are gullible counterparts. On Sunday, the (FT)86 fans at the enthusiast site ft86club.com […]

The post Hachiroku Madness: Only 1000 (FT)86, All Hand Made? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/hachiroku-madness-only-1000-ft86-all-hand-made/feed/ 27
Finally: TTAC Gets Its Hands On The FT86. And Its Chief Engineer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/finally-ttac-gets-its-hands-on-the-ft86-and-its-chief-engineer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/finally-ttac-gets-its-hands-on-the-ft86-and-its-chief-engineer/#comments Sun, 27 Nov 2011 18:17:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=420117 Today was the day Toyota’s FT86 was officially revealed. Actually, it will be officially revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show, which will open its doors to the public on December 3. Today, the international media had a sneak preview of the car. Us, and maybe 20,000 people who lined the galleries of the Fuji Raceway […]

The post Finally: TTAC Gets Its Hands On The FT86. And Its Chief Engineer appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Today was the day Toyota’s FT86 was officially revealed. Actually, it will be officially revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show, which will open its doors to the public on December 3. Today, the international media had a sneak preview of the car. Us, and maybe 20,000 people who lined the galleries of the Fuji Raceway […]

The post Finally: TTAC Gets Its Hands On The FT86. And Its Chief Engineer appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/finally-ttac-gets-its-hands-on-the-ft86-and-its-chief-engineer/feed/ 195