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Pufferfish
10-08-2015, 02:35 PM
This car confuses me - is it a Kei car? mini FR-S? ND coupe? What is is...

Ichitaka05
10-08-2015, 03:56 PM
This car confuses me - is it a Kei car? mini FR-S? ND coupe? What is is...

It's longer than ND, so highly doubt it's Kei car. It looks kei car cuz of the roof line. Miata doesn't need to have it high cuz it's a vert vs this is coupe, so it require somewhat different layout.

Vracer111
10-08-2015, 09:37 PM
This car confuses me - is it a Kei car? mini FR-S? ND coupe? What is is...

Mini FR-S in driving feel/balance and ND miata in size/weight hopefully... :)

DAEMANO
10-08-2015, 11:15 PM
Miata Coupe, with hopefully a LOT less body roll.

Matt W
10-09-2015, 12:14 AM
All that matters is that it will hopefully be great fun!

shark_bait88
10-09-2015, 04:20 AM
Way too big in both the dimensions and engine to be a Kei car, and if it was a Kei car they'd definitely never bring it to the US.

I'm guessing they're shooting for a more ND sized version of the FR-S, with similar driving characteristics to the latter.

Mac
10-09-2015, 07:40 AM
So the rumored next gen FR-S that was supposed to built on the Miata platform turned out to be the S-FR instead?

shark_bait88
10-09-2015, 07:49 AM
So the rumored next gen FR-S that was supposed to built on the Miata platform turned out to be the S-FR instead?

I don't think it's going to actually use the MX-5 chassis, but perhaps the same engine.

why?
10-09-2015, 08:14 AM
hopefully uses the Yaris chassis backward, like they have done with MR2's in the past. Best for weight, layout, and everything else.

Asone
10-09-2015, 04:21 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kei_car

Length, width, displacement, and power are not within the kei car spec, so this car definitely does not quality as a Kei car.

Callie
10-10-2015, 10:43 AM
This car confuses me - is it a Kei car? mini FR-S? ND coupe? What is is...

Definitely not a Kei car. No Kei car is allowed to have an engine bigger than 660cc currently. S-FR has double the displacement.

gymratter
10-10-2015, 06:35 PM
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Length: 3,915 mm (154.1 in)
Width: 1,730 mm (68.1 in)
Height: 1,235 mm (48.6 in)
Curb weight: 998 kg (2,200 lb)

Toyota S-FR
Length: 3,990 mm (157.1 in)
Width: 1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height: 1,320 mm (51.9 in)
Curb weight: 980 kg (2,160 lb)