The question on everyones mind isn't if the Toyota FT-86 will make it to production, but rather what its official name will be. We might have the answer, Toyota Motor Corporation recently filed a trademark for "FR-S" name in both the U.S. and Canada. Which would leave to question, will the FT-86 have a unique name in Japan/Europe/Asia markets.
The name certainly sounds like a contender. "FR" stands for front-rear as in, front-engine, rear-wheel drive. The "S" presumably would indicate sports car, as commonly used throughout the industry.
If true, expect Toyota to release good news soon!
Word Mark FR-S
Goods and Services IC 012. US 019 021 023 031 035 044. G & S: Automobiles and structural parts thereof
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 85049145
Filing Date May 27, 2010
Current Filing Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha TA Toyota Motor Corporation CORPORATION JAPAN 1, Toyota-cho Toyota-shi, Aichi-ken JAPAN 471-8571
Attorney of Record Roberta S. Bren
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE