Sam Philip07 October 2009

Video: Toyota FT-86 drifts GT5

Fresh from Top Gear’s homepage, Toyota’s excellent new coupe concept makes an appearance in Gran Turismo 5

Those Gran Turismo boys work quickly.

Just yesterday we showed you the FT-86 concept, Toyota's shiny new rear-wheel-drive coupe developed in conjuction with Subaru, and today Polyphony has released a two-minute video of the FT-86 thrashing around the world of Gran Turismo 5.

The video confirms that the 2+2 coupe will be powered by Subaru's C-4S boxer four engine, and shows the FT-86 doing battle around Tsukuba with its spiritual predecessor, the original Toyota AE86 Corolla.

It's a great chance to see the Hachi-Roku (yep, that's Eight-Six in Japanese) from a whole bunch of new angles, and it's only serving to heighten our excitement at the arrival of the first properly interesting Toyota since, er, bloody ages ago.

You know we asked yesterday whether Toyota was finally getting its mojo back? We're thinking... yes. Very much so. The mojo return is on.

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