Following its online debut a few weeks ago, the Toyota S-FR has arrived at the ongoing Tokyo Motor Show. Although it’s still in concept form, the striking looking S-FR looks near-production and is being billed as Toyota’s yet another small, fun to drive sports car after the GT86.
The SF-R makes 130bhp and 148Nm from its 1.5-litre petrol engine. Now that may not seem like a lot but the whole concept weighs just 980kg, giving it a good enough power-to-weight ratio.
The 1.5-litre motor is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox that sends all of 130bhp to the rear wheels, just like the bigger GT86.
The SF-R concept is 3990mm long, 1695mm wide and features a 2480mm wheelbase. The production version is expected to retain these compact proportions.
An automatic gearbox option is unlikely to be offered with the production-spec model. Speaking of which, Toyota is expected to make the S-FR sometime next year.
If Toyota ever decides to put the S-FR into production, the brand will end up with a highly desirable sports car line-up that will include the GT 86 and the eagerly awaited successor to the Supra.