– The Toyota GR 86 is the third model in the GAZOO Racing series of sports cars, including the GR Supra and GR Yaris.
– A larger, more powerful horizontally opposed boxer engine, with an increase in displacement from 2.0 to 2.4 litres. Maximum power is boosted to 173kW and torque is now 250Nm, with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.
– Lightweight aluminium roof and fender panels as well as a stiffer body, resulting in torsional rigidity being improved by approximately 50 per cent.
– Includes air outlets, side-sill spoilers, new front seats and redesigned mufflers.
– A GR exclusive grille, fender tops that extend horizontally, a low, horizontal underbody and a cabin that tapers towards the rear.
– The instrument display features a screen with an opening animation inspired by the piston movements of the horizontally opposed engine.
Toyota Australia Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley said the new GR 86 will delight driving enthusiasts by building on the game-changing qualities of its predecessor.
“The new GR 86 has been specially designed for sports performance with precise and playful handling, delivering pure driving pleasure and a strong emotional connection between driver and car,” Mr Hanley said. “It is a stylish, compact four-seater that draws on Toyota’s impressive sports-car heritage including the legendary 2000GT, Celica GT-Four, MR2 and original Supra, as well as its more recent GR siblings,” he said.
GR 86 INITIAL SPECIFICATIONS (Japan market prototype specifications. Specifications for Australia still to be confirmed)
|Engine||Horizontally opposed four-cylinder DOHC.
Direct fuel injection and port
injection system (Toyota D-4S)
|Bore × stroke (mm)||94.0 x 86.0|
|Total displacement (cm3)||2,387|
|Transmission||6-speed manual transmission or
6-speed automatic transmission
|Maximum output (kW / rpm)||173 @ 7,000|
|Maximum torque (Nm / rpm)||250 @ 3,700|