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    SFRforums live S-FR photos from 2015 TMS with Q&A interview

    Here it is, the Toyota S-FR concept from its world debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show!

    Our Q&A interview conducted by a representative we had in Tokyo.



    Q&A Summary:

    Q: Production in North America?
    A: This is a concept car and we are not providing any specific details regarding future marketing plans yet.

    Q: What is the car’s weight? What materials were used to achieve it?
    A: Numerical weight is not being disclosed. The intent is to make the car very light and it will be achieved without the use of special materials.

    Q: What kind of engine and power output is planned?
    A: Still a concept car so no specifics have been decided in this regard.

    Q: Plans for turbocharging?
    A: Same answer.

    Q: What chassis was this built on? Is it built on the 86 chassis?
    A: It is not built on the 86 and it will be smaller than the 86 chassis.

    Q: What type of transmissions (auto/manual) are planned?
    A: The concept is a 6-speed manual transmission, but in the future if they bring it to market, they will explore different transmission options. Probably will be both auto and manual transmissions.

    Q: What type of suspension? Stiffer like the 86 or softer like the Miata?
    A: Still just a concept car, but we would like the car to have a smooth ride.

    Q: Is this an in-house project or a collaboration?
    A: This is completely Toyota.

    Q: Fastback or liftback design?
    A: Normal trunk is what we are envisioning because hatchback would add weight. Stiffness of the body is another consideration (against hatchbacks).

    Q: Will the roof be a hardtop, targa top, glass roof, etc?
    A: We are using glass for the auto show concept, but due to weight and stiffness considerations it will likely be a regular metal hardtop.



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    Nice work...... Toyota are keep their cards close to their chest.

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    "Q: Will the roof be a hardtop, targa top, glass roof, etc?
    A: We are using glass for the auto show concept, but due to weight and stiffness considerations it will likely be a regular metal hardtop."

    That right there confirms that a production model is already underway.

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    Wow! Thank you for asking those question! Nice photos!
    Balance is everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by ydooby View Post
    "Q: Will the roof be a hardtop, targa top, glass roof, etc?
    A: We are using glass for the auto show concept, but due to weight and stiffness considerations it will likely be a regular metal hardtop."

    That right there confirms that a production model is already underway.
    Curious as to how you come to that conclusion based on that comment? They were very clear that this is still in the concept stage throughout the interview. Even this response only says "likely".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tcoat View Post
    Curious as to how you come to that conclusion based on that comment? They were very clear that this is still in the concept stage throughout the interview. Even this response only says "likely".
    Because this answer directly points out a difference between the production model and the concept car.

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    Thank you so much for making and sharing this!
    Very interesting info in interview and the photos reveal differences from what we've seen before.

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    This looks awesome! Big props to Mr. Admin for the juicy interview! Toyota is playing it close, but I think we can glean enough to see that they are thinking of it as more than a vaporware concept. That in itself is very exciting!
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    Any better shot of the rear seats than this one? Got ISOFIX? Foldable?

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    Hmm the steering wheel looks a lot like the gt86's. I wonder if it would be easily swapped over. Not liking that lcd on the steering wheel.

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    It's weird that he's dodging the questions that much since it looks so production ready. I guess Toyota just likes keeping things secret.

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    If you squint a little bit it almost looks like a roadster with the black roof and a background!

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    The interior looks so simple I love it! I really do hope it is priced as cheap as they keep pushing it to be. It would be great to have a choice like: a base Corolla/Yaris or the S-FR?

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    Re-looking at all the photos & my eyes are playing game with me. Is it neon yellow or neon green... lol

    Hm... Price of Corolla/Yaris would be pretty interesting to see... but it might hit higher than that
    Balance is everything

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