Toyota readies S-FR Concept for the track
Having debuted the lightweight S-FR concept at this year's Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota has turned to the in-house Gazoo Racing team to pump up its styling ahead of Tokyo Auto Salon 2016 next month, further raising speculation this concept could make the jump to production.
The styling upgrades to transform the S-FR into a track-ready race car start with an aggressive new front end that incorporates carbon fiber wings and cooling vents in the bonnet. Moving to the side of the car we can see lightweight wheels and side skirts that fit in with the Gazoo racing concept's more aggressive ethos.
Round the back, the view is dominated by that huge rear wing and diffuser. For all we know they don't provide any downforce, but that doesn't matter when the car is sitting on the stand at Auto Salon, does it?
As you can probably tell, there's not a heap of substance to the S-FR Racing Concept as it's more of a styling exercise than anything else at the moment. All we can tell you is that the car is front engined with rear-wheel drive, and that it's 4.1 m (161.4 in) long, 1.7 m (68.3 in) wide and just 1.3 m (50 in) high. That makes it 110 mm (4.4 in) longer than the non-racing S-FR, while it's also 40 mm (1.6 in) wider and 50 mm (2 in) lower.
Car and Driver is already speculating about a late-2016 start to production for the standard S-FR, at which point it would wade into battle with the Honda S660 Gizmag drove last month.