Drift king is back: the Toyota GR 86 is here
Toyota claims the “essential fun-to-drive” character of the GT86 has been retained
Ladies and gentlemen, the Toyota GT86's successor is here - say hello to the GR 86.
I know what you are thinking, why has Toyota changed the name of the car? Toyota has changed from GT86 to GR 86 so that this car joins the GR Supra and GR Yaris under the 'GR' nameplate.
The GR 86 has a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter boxer engine that produces 232 horsepower and 250Nm of torque. As a result, the GR 86 can reach 60mph in 6.3 seconds - 1.1 seconds more quickly than the car is succeeds.
Toyota has increased torsional rigidity by 50% and worked on the engine so that it provides "smooth, stress-free sensations from low to high rpms." What's more, Toyota has said that they have retained the “essential fun-to-drive” character of the GT86.
The front fascia looks more aggressive thanks to the new grille and it also has new LED headlights. That's not all as the GR 86 has better aerodynamics and a double-wishbone suspension.
Inside you will find GR badging on the steering wheel, new seat upholstery and an eight-inch infotainment system. The dials on the digital driver display look quite cool.
As many of you might know, the GR 86 has an identical sibling named the BRZ and Toyota has used the EyeSight Driver Assist Technology of the latter in this.
Those 18-inch wheels look awesome and suit the car perfectly
The GR 86 is set to go on sale in Japan in the autumn while Toyota hasn't commented on when it will be unveiled in Europe, North America and the UK.