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Administrator
10-08-2015, 10:38 AM
We may have a chance to ask some questions to Toyota representatives at the Tokyo auto show at the end of this month. Please submit your (reasonable) questions and we'll try to get it answered!

shark_bait88
10-08-2015, 10:46 AM
If the rumors we're hearing of a sub-2,200lbs curb weight are true, and knowing how much research and development Mazda put into pulling off that kind of weight in the ND (which by dimensions is smaller than the S-FR), what did Toyota do to achieve such a light production weight?

Ichitaka05
10-08-2015, 11:06 AM
Hey admin, is there a space to fit me in your luggage. lol

I have few questions.
1. Which engine are they going with? Mazda? Subaru?

2. Why went with another FR instead of like... new MR2 or Celica GT-Four?

Callie
10-08-2015, 01:31 PM
I'd like to know what kind of timing this will be. Are they going for multiple concepts like the 86 and a slow rollout or is this a near production concept and they are releasing it soon (within 1-2 years)?

EsEfR
10-08-2015, 05:59 PM
Should we expect to see this car in the US?

Vracer111
10-08-2015, 08:40 PM
Questions I have on the S-FR that would affect me getting it:

1. What is the exact layout and specifications of the motor?
2. Is the chassis an 86 chassis?
3a. Is transmission the same or very similar to the one currently used in the 86?
3b. What kind of gear ratios planned for the transmission.
3c. Wheel and tire size for the production model?
4. Any aluminum or composite body panels?
5. Is the instrument cluster/gauge layout like what will be on the production models?
6. Will traction control/stability control be implemented like that of the 86?
... and if so, can the diagnostic mode/'pedal dance' be implemented?
7. What kind of roof will be in the production model...fixed, targa, or other (clear roof)?
8. Hatchback version? (unfortunately, will most probably be a trunk layout from what I can tell...oh well I could live with that...)
9a. Why is it not a 2 seater?!
9b. Are the seats the same as the in the 86?
9c. How many airbags?
10. How long until production model is ready for release?
11. Is it planned for world wide/North American release?

DAEMANO
10-08-2015, 11:05 PM
1. What model year? 2018? 2019? 2020?

2. Suspension setup philosophy? More Miata (soft springs, lots of body roll) or 86 (stiff springs, less body roll)?

azian_advanced
10-09-2015, 08:43 AM
will there be provisions for a standard headunit?
does this mean the new supra will be called RS-F?

cyde01
10-09-2015, 04:14 PM
1. same as vracer, will it be a liftback? (fastback style with hatchback lift gate)
2. any possibility of forced induction?
3. will the engine be revvy with a high redline?
4. are rumors of an atkinson cycle motor accurate?
5. how will the handling and driving dynamics compare to the frs? will they be similar?
6. i'm not a fan of the "cute look." can you restyle the front fascia to look more keen like the frs?

Ultramaroon
10-09-2015, 07:24 PM
The "big" question: Will a 195 cm person fit?

Lauren
10-10-2015, 12:29 AM
Only one question. Will it have an LSD?

Captain Snooze
10-10-2015, 03:08 AM
3. will the engine be revvy with a high redline?

What does this actually mean? I doubt the engine will accelerate as quick as a 458 but as you have not given any specification as to what constitutes revvy this question can answered in any way without actually meaning anything. "Yes, the engine will be revvy." Oh great, it has a revvy engine. Ditto with "high redline". Does the 86/BRZ have a high revving engine? Depends on who you ask. A motorcycle rider would say no. A diesel driver would say yes. Take your pick.

Captain Snooze
10-10-2015, 04:11 AM
Questions I have on the S-FR that would affect me getting it:

1. What is the exact layout and specifications of the motor? Concept car
2. Is the chassis an 86 chassis? No
3a. Is transmission the same or very similar to the one currently used in the 86? No
3b. What kind of gear ratios planned for the transmission. Reduction
3c. Wheel and tire size for the production model? Concept car
4. Any aluminum or composite body panels? Maybe and No
5. Is the instrument cluster/gauge layout like what will be on the production models? No
6. Will traction control/stability control be implemented like that of the 86?
... and if so, can the diagnostic mode/'pedal dance' be implemented? You're suggesting a PR hack would allude to a diagnostic feature that can be switched on/off that will affect safety?
7. What kind of roof will be in the production model...fixed, targa, or other (clear roof)? Concept car
8. Hatchback version? (unfortunately, will most probably be a trunk layout from what I can tell...oh well I could live with that...) Concept car
9a. Why is it not a 2 seater?! Because a 2+2 has greater market appeal.
9b. Are the seats the same as the in the 86? No
9c. How many airbags? This will be a deciding factor on whether you get this car or not if it makes it to production?
10. How long until production model is ready for release? Concept car
11. Is it planned for world wide/North American release? It won't be released in Antarctica. It would be released in the U.S.

random stuff

Ultramaroon
10-10-2015, 09:07 AM
Only one question. Will it have an LSD?

At the published price point, only if the owner installs one.

Vracer111
10-10-2015, 09:35 AM
random stuff

Actually not all the questions affect me wanting the car, those being 3c, 4-5, and 8-11... LOL

These are mainly question I want to know about the car sometime before it goes on sale, as for the airbags I'm just curious and hope the seats don't have airbags...

And I do know why it is not a 2 seater but still want the question asked because I naively wish if maybe there is enough "Why not 2 seater?" response they may take that as some interest in one. I'm sure they have heard of the Mazda MX-5... since they are constantly comparing it to it. I know...I know...the S-FR is more useful than the miata with a 2+2 configuration - you can fit your tiny lunchbox or a small briefcase in the back seats!

Ultramaroon
10-10-2015, 01:41 PM
Isn't the 2+2 thing mainly for insurance, at least in the US? If so, it makes sense, especially for a vehicle with an entry-level price point, to disguise a sport as a coupe.

gymratter
10-10-2015, 06:38 PM
My question is does this car have anything to do with BMW? As we all know there has been rumors of a Z1/Z2 for awhile now.

Ichitaka05
10-10-2015, 10:41 PM
My question is does this car have anything to do with BMW? As we all know there has been rumors of a Z1/Z2 for awhile now.

99.5% no

cyde01
10-11-2015, 12:49 AM
What does this actually mean? I doubt the engine will accelerate as quick as a 458 but as you have not given any specification as to what constitutes revvy this question can answered in any way without actually meaning anything. "Yes, the engine will be revvy." Oh great, it has a revvy engine. Ditto with "high redline". Does the 86/BRZ have a high revving engine? Depends on who you ask. A motorcycle rider would say no. A diesel driver would say yes. Take your pick.
Do i have to be captain obvious and spell it out for you in order for you to get it? Lol we aren't talking about a diesel or a motorcycle here, we are talking about a gasoline, 4 wheel, 4 cylinder sports car. But if you need me to idiot proof it i'd personally like it to hit close to 8000 rpm redline and have an effortless feel getting up to the redline.

cinephile
10-11-2015, 02:47 AM
Echoing the earlier poster's question: will it have a Torsen LSD? And what rear axle ratio will it have?

And also: will the extremely simple screen-less dash layout carry into the production model? (I do hope so).

Nevermore
10-11-2015, 08:23 AM
Is this car truly only coming with a manual, or will they offer it with an auto? If so, will it be the auto from the FR-S, or something different?

James64
10-12-2015, 07:53 AM
Hey!

Okay so I pretty much fell in love with all of what the Toyota S-FR is all about. I was only just saying the other day that "the peoples" coupes & sports cars just dont exist anymore. Albeit in America you have your Mustangs & Camaros, in the UK we dont really have that anymore. Granted fuel econemy has been something that has affeccted this, those that can afford the fuel will buy a much dearer vehicle here. Our hot hatch backs are phenomenal perfomance machines.. But even those arnt really hot hatches anymore. More super hatches, with super out right costs & in maintanence. Also as a car enthusiast, lack the styling and stances of older cars or a lot of that came out of Japan during the 90's.

Anyway enough blabbing on & appologies not written as well as it could be. Iv'e owned a Toyota Starlet Glanza Turbo for the past 7 or so years. A very capable car around the countryside where I live, even the new Toyota GT86 can be outperformed in 0-100MPH & quarter mile. I also loved it as it was very livable daily & wasnt completely rock hard on the suspension. I sold my car to finacially fund ventures im pursuing at the moment. This car looks perfect for me once it goes on sale.

What sort of performance figures can we expect? Would there be a turbo charged model considered? Or would the vehicle be designed to withstand doing so out of the box? As I have noticed they have put an emphasis on customisation. I would just like this to be a modern equivalancy of my old much loved toyota. :)

Hoahao
10-13-2015, 07:35 PM
What tires??

EVN666
10-14-2015, 04:05 AM
Will it fit someone who is over 6 foot tall?

ydooby
10-14-2015, 07:57 AM
If the rumors we're hearing of a sub-2,200lbs curb weight are true, and knowing how much research and development Mazda put into pulling off that kind of weight in the ND (which by dimensions is smaller than the S-FR), what did Toyota do to achieve such a light production weight?The MX-5 is a convertible so there's extra weight from the convertible mechanism and the reinforcement needed to keep the body rigid. The S-FR is naturally lighter just by being a hardtop coupe.

Scino
10-14-2015, 12:26 PM
I think my questions will be similar to other members, but just to throw them out there to emphasize that's what people want to know.

1. When can we expect the car to go on sale?
2. How many engine configuration?
3. Is it coming to the US?
4. Is the car made in house?
5. Why front strut instead of double wishbone? This car doesn't have boxer engine, engine bay should be roomier.
6. Is this another attempt to take on Miata or an attempt to make the best affordable sportscar?
7. Will LSD be standard or at least optional?
8. Last but not least, Has the project been greenlighted? or is this one of concepts released to public to see people's reaction?

Mac
10-15-2015, 07:31 AM
I don't have any more questions the other guys haven't covered but I can't wait for some more info from Tokyo. Hope you guys get to interview Tada San for the questions. He's leading the development right?

zigzagz94
10-15-2015, 02:46 PM
TRD version? Factory performance upgrades?

Tectonic
10-15-2015, 03:41 PM
Can we expect more than one S-FR concept?