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Lexus rumoured to build its own version of the upcoming GR 86

Would you buy a hybrid GR 86 with a fancy interior?

4w ago
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The 2022 Subaru BRZ and Toyota GR 86 have generated quite the interest amongst enthusiasts as the cars address many complaints of the previous generation. However, the interior remains anything but luxurious, forcing consumers who want a little extra flair in the cabin to look elsewhere.

To fill this void in the market, Lexus is rumoured to produce their own version of the GR 86 with a unique cabin and a hybrid powertrain. Japanese automotive website, Spyder7, claims that the vehicle is already in the works. The 2.4L naturally aspirated four-pot could receive a mild hybrid boost, increasing the standard 228hp and 184lb-ft of torque.

We have no idea what the vehicle will be called, but it is unlikely to be a replacement for the midsized Lexus RC. If anything, we would like to see the redemption of the Lexus SC nameplate but of course, that car competed amongst expensive grand tourers, not affordable sports cars. Based on Lexus' current naming convention, the car in question might be called the UC (Urban Coupe).

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Comments (33)

  • It would need a lot more power to be worth it. The 86 is made to be fun at low speed, but a Lexus version should be fast in real terms.

      29 days ago
    • Agreed, it's going to need plenty more power to offset the added weight of the hybrid system and luxurious cabin. Then again, Lexus have to be careful not to charge 'RC money' for a fancy GR 86.

        29 days ago
  • I don't get the point of making this

      29 days ago
  • I don't know how to feel about it

    If they're going to make a nice sports car with a manual transmission then great! But if it's auto only then it takes away the purpose of a GR86 so I would say just let the GR86 be and make a new RC

      29 days ago
  • Hybrid with a manual, could be a possibility if weight is not too much. Could be a unique option in the market place. Like F1, u could add extra boost as needed perhaps...

      29 days ago
    • Hybrid with a manual would definitely be a cool and unique selling point!

        29 days ago
  • Hope it's true

      29 days ago
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