Toyota S-FR concept

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  1. Metalman

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  2. Zillon

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    I love this car.
     
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    It's kind of MINI looking from the front.
     
  4. Crashton

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    Looks like the spawn of a ___????
     
  5. Zillon

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    FR-S and a MINI Superleggera.

    I still like it.

    Small, light, focused cars get my attention.
     
  6. BruceK

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    #6 BruceK, Oct 9, 2015
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    I like it. I think it would look better in a darker color so the 'face' is less noticeable.

    I used to have a Miata (several actually) and I really enjoyed the car with the hardtop on, more than with the top down. (I know, this is heresy to convertible lovers)

    With the hardtop on, was more of a cozy, intimate cabin that way. This car seems like it would have the same effect.
     
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    I agree with you on the color. That safety yellow/slime green does nothing for that car. Wonder if that will see production.
     
  8. rkw

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    Fixed. Could never understand the appeal of sickly colors.

    The article says it's a 2+2 car. With that shape, I just can't imagine rear seating.

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  9. Nathan

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    A 911 is a 2+2 too. Not that the back seat is usable for anyone with legs.
     
  10. BruceK

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    Very cool. I like it better in red.

    Dare I say it?


    Once I saw it in red it reminded me of the current Alfa 4C.


    Yup. It does.
     
  11. Zillon

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    2+2 classification is only for insurance purposes. Roadsters have higher insurance rates.
     
  12. BlimeyCabrio

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    Which is hilarious.
    My new build, technically, is a 4-seater. Though it will never have a back seat installed.
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    #13 N2MINI, Oct 10, 2015
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    It gets my attention but not in a good way. If the Superleggera looks like a catfish then this is a large mouth bass... Looks like they used the same template to cut out the rear diffuser as the front grille... Close the grille mouth some and I could really like it...
     
  14. Steve

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    That grille is just too big, needs toning down a bit. Ignoring that, I don't know yet. I might like the look, and the concept is great, but I want to see the view directly from the side and a rear quarter view.

    For some reason it makes me think of TVR. Don't know why and it's maddening. When I look closely that thought goes away but taking it in as a whole, thoughts of TVR keep creeping in. Then I look more closely for clues that might be familiar, TVR-ish, and it goes away again. Very strange. It's gotta be that front quarter view, something about the angle...maybe.
     
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    If they do ever make it, it needs to be built better than a TVR (any TVR).
     
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    It reminds me a lot of an Opel GT. Even so I think it's sort-a cool and would certainly warrant a second look if and when it was ever made.
     
  17. Metalman

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    Some internet specifications...

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    Kinda ironic what they are calling this car. S-FR.. From the side view it looks kinda like a FR-S
     
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    I like it. Small, minimal. The styling is almost there: a couple of angles are a little phunny.

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  20. BruceK

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    Manual only, no automatic?

    That sounds wonderful. But I bet Toyota wusses out and offers one.

    I think the Fiat 500 Abarth was the last car sold here to only be offered in a manual transmission version. Then FCA relented.

    Before that the wonderful R53 Cooper S was only offered in a manual for the first 3 or so years of production before MINI capitulated and sought those buyers who don't use their left foot to drive.
     

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