Toyota GR86: pricing and specs announced

Toyota GR86

Toyota’s launch of the new GR86 coupe is one of the most hotly anticipated new model introductions of 2022. Advance interest has been high for this third member of the thoroughbred GR sports car range, which will be available in strictly limited numbers – production for Europe is limited to just two years.

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The order process is designed to be clear, convenient, seamless and customer-focused, ensuring a fair, first-come, first-served approach. The customer can configure their ideal car, save their progress to their My Toyota account and then complete their order online, at a time and place that’s convenient for them, which could be at home or in a Toyota showroom. Payment of a £1,000 refundable customer deposit is required to secure all orders. 

Prospective purchasers are also welcome to discuss their requirements with expert sales teams in Toyota showrooms or organise a test drive with Toyota’s specialist Toyota GR Centres (test cars will be available from June).  

Here’s how the ordering process works: – 

  • The customer chooses and configures their GR86 online at www.toyota.co.uk 
  • Any appropriate part-exchange valuation can be added 
  • A preferred payment method is chosen 
  • They select the “buy online” option 
  • The completed vehicle build and quotes are saved to the customer’s My Toyota account 
  • The customer logs into their My Toyota account and proceeds to checkout 
  • They select their preferred Toyota centre for the vehicle handover 
  • The appropriate finance application is submitted – a decision will be provided promptly, in real-time 
  • The £1,000 deposit is paid (online card payment) 

The GR86 comes with an on-the-road price tag of £29,995 for the manual model and £32,085 for the automatic version. If you have already placed a deposit with your centre, don’t worry, they will be able to support you through the online order process. Please contact them for more information ASAP.

We have now sold our current allocation of GR86. Click here join our waiting list.

Equipment features 

The GR86 range comprises a single model grade with the option of a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The specification introduces equipment features not previously available on GT86, including: – 

  • 10-spoke 18-inch black alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres 
  • Multimedia system with an eight-inch display 
  • Smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Reversing camera with Rear Cross Traffic Alert 
  • Blind Spot Monitor 
  • LED Adaptive Headlight System 
  • Illuminated entry 
  • Seven-inch colour multi-information display 

Other items include Ultrasuede and leather seat upholstery, heated front seats, cruise control, automatic dual-zone air conditioning, smart entry and push-button start and auto-folding door mirrors.  

The GR86 automatic gains additional, new active safety and driver assistance systems, including Pre-Collision System with autonomous emergency braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic High Beam and Lane Keep Assist. 

GR86 is available in seven different colours. Pearlescent finishes include Pearl White, Ignition Red, Electric Blue and Sapphire Blue Pearl. In addition, there are three metallics: Ice Silver, Magnetite Grey and Crystal Black. The Black metallic colour is free with the other metallic colours costing £645 and the Pearlescent colours costing £965.

Toyota GR86: power and performance

The horizontally opposed ‘boxer’ engine remains a defining element of the GR86. The new engine retains the same cylinder block as that used in the outgoing GT86 but has been bored out to increase displacement from 2.0 to 2.4 litres. Power has risen by around 17% to 231bhp, yet it is the 22% increase in torque that will be most keenly appreciated, especially as the 250Nm peak now arrives almost 3,000rpm lower down the rev range.

As a result, the 0-62mph acceleration time has been cut by more than a second to 6.3 seconds, while the top speed is now 140mph (6.9 seconds and 134mph for automatic).

Detailed mechanical changes have been made to reduce the engine’s weight and ensure performance that is appropriate for its higher output. These include thinner cylinder lines, stronger connecting rods and bearings, an optimised combustion chamber and water jacket, and a switch from aluminium to a resin material for the rocker covers.

The D-4S fuel injection has been retuned for quicker response to throttle inputs. The direct injection element of this system has a cooling effect in the combustion chamber, which supports the high 12.5:1 compression ratio, while its port injection operates under light and medium engine loads to maximise efficiency.

Engine breathing has been improved with changes to the diameter and length of the intake manifold, while upstream the intake has been redesigned to optimise airflow. Liquid management has been improved with a new anti-cavitation fuel pump, a smaller, high-speed water pump, and a new water-cooled oil radiator with a thicker core. Liquid-filled engine mounts combat unwanted noise and vibration, though a combination of a new 5.6-litre exhaust centre pipe and synthesised audio help to generate a satisfying roar in the cabin.

The six-speed manual transmission benefits from a new carbon synchroniser on gear four, as well as new low-viscosity oil and bearings to improve shift quality. The ergonomics of the shift lever have made it more satisfying to hold, while the stroke length has been shortened. The automatic transmission has been equipped with additional clutch discs and a new high-capacity torque converter to harness the engine’s higher power. Sport mode selects the optimum gear in line with driver input and the vehicle’s dynamic behaviour, although the driver can also take manual control of the gear shifts through paddle controls on the steering column.

Toyota GR86

Toyota GR86: chassis and handling

The new GR86 follows its predecessor in delivering the thrill of a car that responds exactly in line with the driver’s intentions. To ensure this translation is accurate, the chassis and body make extensive use of light but high-strength materials, strategic reinforcements and structural adhesives.

At the front, the bonnet has a new diagonal internal frame. Diagonal braces and high-strength fasteners have also been added to the connection between suspension and body frame to improve the transmission of load from the tyres and reduce lateral bending. These measures have increased rigidity in this area by 60%. At the rear, a continuous frame structure has been created by connecting the inner panel to the platform and joining the upper and lower chassis with the same high-strength fasteners. As a result, the torsional rigidity of the body has increased by 50%.

Aluminium is employed for the roof panel, front wings and bonnet, with further weight savings from the new front seat, silencer and prop shaft designs. These are key in giving GR86 a 53:47 front/rear weight balance and making it the lightest four-seat sports car on the market, with the lowest centre of gravity.

Toyota GR86

With regards to its chassis, the GR86 maintains the front MacPherson struts and rear double wishbones of its predecessor, though tuned for an even higher level of response and stability. Shock absorber damping and coil spring characteristics have been optimised and the rear suspension has been improved by connecting the anti-roll car directly to the subframe for maximum stability. A Torsen limited-slip differential equalises traction across the rear axle when cornering.

The electric power steering has a 13.5:1 ratio and requires just 2.5 turns to move from lock to lock. The system uses a new column-mounted motor to reduce weight and use of space.

Finally, ventilated disc brakes are fitted front and rear, with diameters of 294 and 290mm respectively. A complement of braking control systems – ABS, Brake Assist, Traction Control, Vehicle Stability Control, Hill-start Assist – are provided as standard, together with an emergency brake signal system.

Toyota GR86

Exterior design

The exterior aesthetic is an evolution of the classic front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports car proportions expressed in the GT86. The new GR86 has similar overall dimensions, though it is 10mm lower and 5mm longer in its wheelbase.

The LED headlights feature an L-shape internal arrangement similar to that of the GR Supra, and the rear light clusters have a strong three-dimensional design that blends into the rear haunches. The front bumper has a new textured finish that helps to reduce drag, and the front wings and large sill mouldings combine to form shapely side skirts.

Toyota GR86

Functional vents in the front wings manage airflow and reduce turbulence within the wheel arches, while fins around the rear wheel arches and lower bumper similarly train airflow over and away from the body to enhance stability.

Toyota GR86

Toyota GR86: interior design

The interior features a strong horizontal layout that gives the driver a wide field of vision. Within the instrument binnacle is a seven-inch multi-information display that prioritises the central tachometer and digital speedo. The contents of the display can be selected, reset and controlled using switches on the steering wheel. GR branding in the start-up animations on both the driver’s screen and eight-inch multimedia system acknowledges the car’s sports status.

Function controls are designed and located for intuitive operation, including large rotary dials for heating and ventilation, and piano key switches. The centre armrest has been improved with cup holder recesses, two USB ports and an auxiliary socket.

The new front seats are slim yet offer good body-holding through the use of supportive pads, and the rear seatback can be folded down from either inside or outside to reveal a load space big enough to hold four wheels – ideal for those driving to and from a track day.

Toyota GR86

Toyota GR86 technical specifications

ENGINE  
Type Four-cylinder horizontally opposed (boxer) 
Valve mechanism 16-valve DOHC 
Fuel system Toyota D-4S direct and port injection 
Capacity (cc) 2,387 
Bore x stroke (mm) 94 x 86 
Compression ratio 12.5:1 
Max. power (bhp/DIN hp/kW @ rpm) 231 / 234 / 172 @ 7,000 
Max. torque (Nm @ rpm) 250 @ 3,700 
TRANSMISSION  
Type Six-speed manual / six-speed automatic 
PERFORMANCE  
Max. speed (mph) 140 manual / 134 automatic 
0-62mph acceleration (sec) 6.3 manual / 6.9 automatic 
SUSPENSION  
Front suspension MacPherson strut 
Rear suspension Double wishbone 
Anti-roll bar thickness (mm) 18.3 front / 14 rear 
STEERING  
Type Electric power steering, rack and pinion 
Turns lock-to-lock 2.5 
Min. turning circle – body (m) 5.7 
Min. turning circle – tyre (m) 5.4 
BRAKES  
Front  Ventilated discs 
Rear Ventilated discs 
TYRES  
Tyre size  215/40 R18 
DIMENSIONS – EXTERIOR  
Overall length (mm) 4,265 
Overall width (mm) 1,775 
Overall height (mm) 1,310 
Wheelbase (mm) 2,575 
Front track (mm) 1,520 
Rear track (mm) 1,550 
DIMENSIONS – INTERIOR  
Length (mm) 1,625 
Width (mm) 1,480 
Height (mm) 1,060 
Load space – VDA (l) 226 
WEIGHTS  
Kerb weight – max-min (kg) 1,275-1,316 
Gross weight (kg) 1,670 manual / 1,700 automatic 

180 comments

  1. Is the Neptune Blue in the US market the same as the Electric Blue in the UK market.

    Both look the same in the images, however, the UK is listed as pearlescent and the US is listed as metallic.

    1. Hi Raj,
      Unfortunately, we cannot comment on non-UK specification vehicles as we do not have the information available.
      Thanks.

  2. As Toyota is closing the sales of GR86 in 2 years, what is the impact of that on the supply of spare parts and service? Will GR86 comes with 5 Years warranty?

    1. Hi Sajin,
      Thanks for your comment.
      Firstly, we do not have any information on the supply of spare parts at this time.
      Secondly, the GR86 is covered by up to 10 years’ Manufacturer warranty with Toyota Relax.
      We provide this through an initial 3 years warranty from the vehicle’s registration which can be extended to up to 10 years with regular servicing at a Toyota dealer.
      You can read more about Toyota Relax here – https://mag.toyota.co.uk/toyota-warranty-how-it-works/.
      Thanks.

  3. I’d be interested to know how many GR86s were sold in the 90-odd minutes they were available last week.
    I have a Yaris GRMN now, and I like having a kinda ‘rare’ Toyota… just wondered how many more GR86s there will be on British roads.
    Cheers!

  4. Hi,

    Can you confirm everyone with an ORCA number will receive the car. There have been a rumours that you oversold the allocation and not everyone is guaranteed a car. It’s been 12 days and I’ve still not received a confirmation call from Toyota.

    1. Hi Dave,
      Our team are currently working through a very high workload, and we aim to be in touch with all GR86 customers as soon as possible.
      We look forward to speaking with you soon and apologise for any frustration caused at this time.
      Thanks.

  5. Good Morning
    It’s been 2 weeks since Toyota took a £1000 deposit from me & I have zero communication since, how
    much longer will I be waiting to hear from you?
    Whilst I appreciate the demand for the GR86 was high the customer service we have received so far is just awful

    1. Hi Dave,
      Thanks for your comment, we apologise for any frustration you are experiencing.
      As I am sure you are aware, the GR86 was met with an incredible response.
      Due to this very high volume of new orders in a short space of time, it is taking us a little longer than we would like, to reach out to all customers.
      You are in the same position as many others and we are doing all we can to reach out to all customers as quickly as possible.
      This is a very labour intensive task for our team and we respectfully thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.
      We look forward to speaking with you soon and apologise once again for any frustration caused.
      Thanks.

      1. Thanks for the prompt reply & I do appreciate the situation, could I not suggest you post something on your website to explain what is happening, you have a lot of nervous and unhappy customers who have no idea if they will even be getting a car let alone when some communication would be good.

      2. Hi Dave,
        Thank you for your feedback.
        We will pass this onto our Online Retail Team.
        Thanks.

  6. I signed up on the waiting list weeks ago, since I missed the order window, but have not heard anything yet. How do I know if I’m on the list? Do I need to contact someone again?

  7. Any update of if/when accessories will be available in the UK?

    I would ask on my welcome call but it’s been three weeks and I’m still waiting on a call to confirm my order.

    1. Hi Raj,
      Thanks for your comment.
      More information on accessories will be available soon.
      Furthermore, due to the very high volume of GR86 orders in a short space of time, it is taking us a little longer than we would like, to reach out to all customers.
      The timing of the welcome call does not effect the lead time of your car in any way.
      You are in the same position as many others and we are doing all we can to reach out to all customers as quickly as possible.
      This is a very labour intensive task for our team and we respectfully thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.
      We look forward to speaking with you soon.
      Thanks.

      1. I have read many comments since the 20/04 saying the team are working through the welcome calls, and asking for patience. I think it would be better for those waiting if you could manage expectations with some data. As the Online Sales team have 4 weeks of calls under their belt, can you advise an estimated timeframe to complete the remaining calls, based on the throughput from the last 4 weeks? Not a specific estimate for my call, just give us a feel for how long the total task is expected to take. It’s the uncertainty that is most frustrating!

      2. Hi,
        Thanks for your comment.
        Firstly, please be aware that the welcome call does not effect the progress of your order at all, everything progresses along in the background, the call is just a courtesy to welcome you.
        Please expect an email communication from us soon to confirm this.
        We apologise for the frustration you are experiencing, please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help.
        Thanks.

  8. I am one of the lucky ones who got a car and keep checking my progress chart. It’s not moved off processing order yet so was wondering if anyone has got to the build stage.

    1. Hi Stu, thanks for your comment.

      Congratulations on your purchase, we hope you enjoy your new GR86 when it arrives. The MyT app can be a little slow in updating vehicle status, but rest assured that it is all confirmed. Your local Toyota Centre will be in touch when new updates become available.

      Thanks,

      Toyota UK

  9. Hi there … do you know roughly when delivery will be in 2022 ? I’m assuming sometime at the end of 2022, given my welcome email states you’ll be in touch over next 3 months or so, on the forward process … a rough idea is good enough!

    1. Hi Colin,

      We understand. You will be contacted within the next 12 weeks. Some will hear much sooner, based on when they ordered the car, and when it is due for delivery. We recommend contacting the online retail team for more information on you order though.

      Thanks

  10. Now it’s July is there any clearer information as to when we can see cars making UK shores. Only I have a car ordered and My T app still says processing and I’ve had no emails or phone calls regarding my order, even my dealer has asked me if I’ve heard anything.

    1. Hi Stu,
      Thanks for your comment.
      Unfortunately, Toyota is experiencing delays in delivery of the new GR86.
      We would like to apologise as we understand the inconvenience this causes.
      We are doing our best to deliver the vehicles as soon as possible.
      Thank you for your ongoing patience.
      Thanks.

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