I arrived at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon around 8:20am, after a rough 2hr long train ride that included a man pooping himself, while sitting next to me, then pretending it didn’t happen. But now isn’t the time to talk about my numerous travel complaints, your here to see what was happening at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon. After getting through press registration I met up with Aaron Mai and Luke Huxham from Maiham-Media and Dino from Speedhunters. We immediately pulled out our cameras(mine not as large or fancy as theirs) and began shooting.
This is the view of halls 4 and 5. I have decided instead of showing you tons of photos at once, I’ll go in categories. I know most of you are excited to see the new FT-86, so lets jump straight into it.
I love the rear of the FT-86. The tail lights, the look of the diffuser…it all looks awesome and flows very nicely. There’s no weird lines(370z) to look at or jagged sharp edges, it’s simple and tidy. Love it.
So now lets take a look at some of the factory options(at least in Japan).
If Scion brings us some similar Aero equipment and the TRD seats, I think the majority of us would be satisfied. Most people would rather buy lowering springs/coilovers, brakes, and exhaust systems after the fact anyway.
Here is one FT-86 decked out in the Modellista product line.
Here’s JDM Steven Seagal checking to see if the “pre-rolled” fender myth is true. I told him it wasn’t and he kicked me through a wall. It is rolled up out of the way, but for those of you that will be throwing 10J -20 wheels on…you’ll still need to pull the fenders.
This is the all-out TRD version of the FT-86. Unfortunately there were so many people swarming the car all day, I never got a full shot. Chad is at the Auto Salon right now so check back soon for a ton of material for this car alone. TAS should really consider having a REAL media/press day.
The way people were surround the car, you would think there was a nude Eva Mendes behind the wheel.
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