Toyota S-FR specifications leaked?
The lightweight sports car will have 130hp and weigh just 2,160 pounds.
Specs regarding the Toyota S-FR sports car concept have been leaked ahead of its official debut at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The S-FR's existence was announced only earlier this week, but there is already an online forum devoted to the car. SFRforums.com has obtained specs about the apparently close-to-production sports car from a Japanese document and translated it into English.
First and foremost, the S-FR (or whatever the production name turns out to be) will be powered by a 1.5-liter, twin-cam inline-four. It's a tuned version of the Japanese market Toyota Corolla's, upgraded with direct injection and a new port design.
According to the translation, the engine will generate be 130 PS (128 hp) and 109 lb-ft of torque. The sole transmission will be a 6-speed manual, and no automatic will be offered. Paried with a curb weight of just 2,160 pounds, it will be capable of 47 mpg in the Japanese testing cycle. The S-FR's suspension will consist of front struts and an independent double-wishbone rear.
The pricing is expected to be only an astounding $12,500 in the Japanese market. It's not clear whether any of this will translate to the US market when (or if) it comes here. Clearly, though, enthusiasts are excited about the idea of a close-to-production, lightweight, rear-wheel-drive, and affordable sports car.