When Toyota dropped photos of its upcoming Toyota’s S-FR concept, many thought it looked suspiciously production ready. As it turns out, it may be even closer than we thought. As it turns out, it has very specific specifications, and they have been leaked.
A forum already devoted to the S-FR has obtained figures seemingly leaked from a Japanese magazine. 128 hp and 109 lb-ft of torque are the magic numbers, but the Powerball jackpot is a curb weight of just 2,160 pounds.
For those playing at home, those are figures suspiciously close to the ND Mazda Miata. The S-FR even comes with a 1.5L inline-four. It appears, though, at least initially, that the S-FR is not a product of the newly formed Toyota-Mazda partnership. The leaked info clearly states that power will come from a Toyota 2NR-FKE engine, the same 1.5L under the hood of the current JDM Corolla.
However, the motor will be slightly tweaked and have direct injection, upgraded ports, and obviously be longitudinally oriented for a rear-wheel-drive layout.
Given its lightness, it boasts a claimed fuel economy rating of 47 mpg in the Japanese test cycle. If true, the leaked price tag is an amazing ¥1,500,000, or just $12,540.
Given these numbers, however, we’d bet that it is not meant for the US market, where sports cars are judged by one figure and one figure alone — horsepower. The FR-S is already ruthlessly condemned for having a mere 200, and it’s hard to see a car even smaller than the Scion hitting the streets here. And perhaps most telling of all, the S-FR is said to have only one transmission option, a 6-speed manual.