Toyota has unveiled the Toyota S-FR concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The concept previews Toyota’s vision of an entry-level sports car and is expected to carry on the its heritage of lightweight fun-to-drive cars with a production version.
The exterior of the Toyota S-FR concept has a rounded look with a long bonnet and wide track at the front and rear, making for a classic sports profile. The concept model has dimensions of 3,990 mm, 1,695 mm and 1,320 mm in length, width and height respectively. The four-seat sports car concept has a wheelbase of 2,480 mm.
The compact sportster is designed to make a new generation of young people to fall in love with driving. Taking into account that it has a front-engine rear-wheel drive layout with the engine fitted in a front midship position and an independent suspension setup, it should be able to achieve that.
The Toyota S-FR concept is incredibly light with an overall weight of just 980 kg. Power is sourced from a 130 hp 1.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine petrol engine which is married to a 6-speed manual transmission.
This concept has a high chance of going into production as a Mazda MX-5-rival but as of now, there isn’t any official word on the matter.