All-new Toyota GR 86 makes world debut

Toyota GR 86

The all-new Toyota GR 86 made its world debut today in an online event hosted by Toyota Gazoo Racing and Subaru Corporation. Toyota’s newest sports car becomes the third model in its global GR portfolio, joining the widely acclaimed GR Supra and GR Yaris.

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Toyota GR 86

The GR 86 inherits the essential fun-to-drive characteristics of the original GT86, which was launched in 2012 and went on to amass more than 200,000 worldwide sales. It is expected to be the lightest four-seater coupe in its class, thanks to weight-saving initiatives such as using aluminium for the roof and body panels.

The coupe is powered by a new, lightweight, horizontally opposed, four-cylinder engine. An increase in displacement to 2.4 litres brings a step-up in performance from the 2.0-litre unit in GT86.

Toyota GR 86

The car’s dimensions are almost identical to its predecessor, allowing new model to maintain a low centre of gravity for agile handling. Torsional rigidity has been increased by around 50 per cent to deliver even sharper handling and steering.

GR86

GT86’s experience in motorsport competition has helped the development of functioning aerodynamic components for the Toyota GR 86, such as the front air ducts and side rocker panels. These will help the new model achieve expected best-in-class handling and stability.

Toyota GR 86 preliminary specifications

Length (mm)4,265
Width (mm)1,775
Height (mm)1,310 (including antennae); 1,280 (excluding antennae)
Wheelbase (mm)2,575
Kerb weight (kg)1,270
Engine typeHorizontally opposed four-cylinder DOHC
Toyota D-4S direct fuel injection and port injection
system
Engine displacement (cc)2,387
DrivetrainFront engine, rear-wheel drive
Suspension – frontMacPherson strut
Suspension – rearDouble wishbone
Brakes – frontVentilated discs
Brakes – rearVentilated discs
Tyres215/40R18

European specifications for the Toyota GR 86 are subject to homologation and will be confirmed at the time of the launch, but you can be the first to learn about future developments by registering here.

11 comments

  1. The best sports car money can buy, fun, naturally aspirated, manual gearbox, affordable, reliable, practical and cheap to run, what more could you want 😃👍🏎

    1. Hi Finlay,
      Thanks for your kind words!
      The new GR86 coupe remains faithful to the fun-to-drive characteristics of its GT86 predecessor and is powered by a new, lightweight, horizontally opposed, four-cylinder engine. An increase in displacement to 2.4 litres brings a step-up in performance from the 2.0-litre unit in GT86.
      Further spec info is still to be revealed.
      Are you a Toyota owner yourself?
      Thanks.

    2. Hi Finlay,
      You forgot to mention Japanese design and quality, and made in Japan, and since the Japanese drive on the same side as the UK, the cars are designed primarily as right hand drive. Other plus points, three door coupe, a hand brake and the info screen sitting low in the dash.

      All good stuff, can’t wait, put me first on the list, or give me one now for a real world user review!

    1. Hi Boris,
      In the UK, no. GR86 forgoes the complexity and weight that the additional performance of a turbocharger requires.
      Instead, it has a larger capacity 2.4 litre naturally aspirated boxer engine which has instant throttle response for as much adjustment on the limit as possible.
      Thanks.

    1. Hi Justin,
      Thanks for your interest in the GR86! We can’t blame you for being excited.
      Pricing and the on-sale date are still to be confirmed. Keep an eye on our blog and social channels for the latest!
      Thanks.

    1. Hi DJC,
      Thanks for your interest in the GR86!
      We don’t have any information to share on this.
      Thanks.

  2. Really a subaru in drag. Engines built by Yamaha are far supperior than any thing subaru has to offer.

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