Toyota just confirmed powertrain specs for the upcoming 2012 Toyota FT-86 sports car. Today, Toyota Motor European Division announced that the 2012 FT-86 will be powered by a Subaru’s boxer engine with Toyota’s D-4s injection system.
Subaru just recently developed the new 2.0-liter boxer engine for the 2012 Impreza. From what we know, this new engine produces about 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. But with the addition of Toyota’s D-4s injection system, it could be around 165 to 180 horsepower. The flat four-cylinder engine will be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential to provide optimum traction.
With the front engine and rear-wheel drive setup, Toyota promises that the 2012 Toyota FT-86 compact sports car will have a balance weight distribution and low center of gravity.