Close-Up: Type One Toyota FT-86….?

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Yeah, that’s right – another FT-86 post.  So I posted on the NDF Facebook page a few weeks back picture of a FT-86 wheel with Spoon calipers attached.  Needless to say it baffled many people – including me when I saw it.  I still don’t have much information on the car, other than whoever owns it is affiliated with Spoon and Type One.  I’m pretty sure it’s not too difficult to fit certain brake systems onto other cars, as it can be universal in some regards; requiring little retro-fitting.  This may be the case, but it’s still wild to see a Spoon product on anything other than a Honda.  Right?  I first spotted this at Twin Ring behind the Spoon garage area at the 2nd round of Super Taikyu.  Click past the break for a few more encounters!

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It was even rocking custom Type One 86 decals!

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What’s even crazier is that on our way back, at a parking area along the express way, we saw the car again.  Across from it was the Spoon S2000 that was racing at Motegi that same day!  I got some good pics of it on the trailer that I’ll post later.  I was pretty stoked to see it again though.  My friend talked to one of the younger Spoon employees that came out of the restaurant to move the trailer about the race that day, and he mentioned that the Spoon team didn’t end up doing to well do to some mechanical problems; every race is a learning experience I guess.  So what do you think about the Type One FT-86?

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