Toyota GT 86
Finally its here , the much waited and talked about sports car , the Toyota GT 86 . The car is inspired by the previous Corolla GT AE86 (or Levin) , a car with a reputation that delivers sheer excitement and joy of driving . It derives its name from the 86mm x 86mm bore and stroke engine .
Toyota used to manufacture a pedigree of sports cars such as the MR2 , the Supras and the Celicas . After the Celicas , you don’t get to hear them anymore as Toyota focus on the normal and more popular sedans . So that’s why the long wait for their next sports car .
Toyota GT 86 | Sports Car
The car engine is actually a joint development between Toyota and Subaru which demonstrates the 2 car manufacturer’s sheer passion for the love of sports car . Unlike most sports car , the Toyota GT 86 is a much cheaper and affordable sports car . When you sit in the car , the seat is real low , really low . The steering wheel is slightly smaller than normal and the back seat a little “crampy” and may not be able to seat adults comfortably , due to the sloping rear glass . But hey , this is a sports car !!
Toyota GT 86 | Engine and specs
The Toyota GT 86 is powered by the (Subaru) Boxer Flat4 , 2.0Liter , 4 cylinder engine with 200bhp and a maximum torque of 205Nm with a top speed of 230kmh . It comes with a 6 speed manual or 6-speed automatic version . Weighing at just 1.2tonnes , with a low centre of gravity , this rear wheeled drive machine is a very responsive and great car to drive . According to its chief designer , Tetsuya Tada, the Toyota GT 86 is “built to thrill” . Fuel consumption is rated at 6.9~13L/100km while Co2 emission is at 160g/km . For the standard version (GT) , it comes with 16 inch wheel while the GTS is on a 17 inch .
Toyota GT 86 | Back to basics
The Toyota GT 86 is meant for people who love to drive and it is a back-to-basic sports car . Built around the driver , the car is designed to capture the joy of driving . There is minimum electronics in this sports car . Built to thrill and aims to be an affordable sports car or its owners … Toyota GT 86
Here is a video on the Toyota 86