Toyota and Subaru are working on an all-new version of the GT86/BRZ sportscar, which will have new engineering underneath it and, for the Toyota version anyway, a new name.
According to Autocar, the car will be called the GR86. The GR stands for Gazoo Racing, which is used on Toyota's sporty models and its motorsport programme . This will align it with the latest GR Supra and the newly-announced GR Yaris.
The original GT86/BRZ was built on Subaru tech, but as the company doesn't make rear-wheel drive cars any more, something new is required for the replacement. So Autocar says Toyota's TNGA platform — as used on a wide variety of Toyota and Lexus cars — will be called into service and developed, while Subaru will take care of engine duties. This probably means goodbye to the naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre in the current car, and hello to a turbocharged 2.4 with a good chunk more power and torque. There could also be hybrid versions, if they're not too heavy. That could also mean a price rise, but Toyota will be keen to keep the GR86 below the cost of the Supra.
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