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.
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.
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.
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
|Height (mm)||1,310 (including antennae); 1,280 (excluding antennae)|
|Kerb weight (kg)||1,270|
|Engine type||Horizontally opposed four-cylinder DOHC|
Toyota D-4S direct fuel injection and port injection
|Engine displacement (cc)||2,387|
|Drivetrain||Front engine, rear-wheel drive|
|Suspension – front||MacPherson strut|
|Suspension – rear||Double wishbone|
|Brakes – front||Ventilated discs|
|Brakes – rear||Ventilated discs|
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.