Toyota S-FR Concept Dons Racing Gear for Tokyo Auto Salon

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Behold the power of wide fenders and humongous spoilers. Set to debut at next month’s 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon (January 15-17) is the Toyota S-FR racing concept, the second iteration of the S-FR concept that made its debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The original S-FR is somewhat goofy, but the racing version, produced by Toyota GAZOO Racing, definitely looks mean. In addition to the aforementioned flared fenders and oversized spoilers, the S-FR racing concept features big hood vents, canards, and a lowered stance. Toyota hasn’t released performance specs on the S-FR Racing concept (nor the original S-FR concept). An online forum, however, apparently leaked technical specs on the production version of the S-FR, revealing a 1.5-liter inline-four making 128 hp and 109 lb-ft of torque for the Japanese market. As previously reported, the rear-drive S-FR will be smaller and lighter than the FR-S, making it more of a Mazda MX-5 Miata fighter. Rumors also suggest it’ll only be sold with a manual transmission and a low price tag. Other Toyotas slated for Tokyo Auto Salon are the Voxy G’s concept and the Noah G’s concept. The concepts are two modified takes on the Toyota Sienta, a minivan currently only offered in Japan. Source: Toyota