- Picture of the GT86. Known for BRZ as Subaru and FR-S as Scion.

Why is this Toyota Sports Car "GT86?"

Little Article of why Toyota called the famous sports car "GT86"

First Reason

They referenced to Toyota's Popular Supercar in the 1960's. The 2000GT. A rare collectable Toyota which was founded in a James Bond Movie

Picture of the 2000GT shown here

Picture of the 2000GT shown here

Second Reason

They also referenced the Sprinter Trueno/Levin AE86 for the name. One of the most overrated, but slow hatchback which appeared in the manga series "Initial D". It was nicknamed "Hachi-Roku" which means "Eighty-Six"

Picture of the AE86

Picture of the AE86

BONUS

They added a Boxer Engine because they referenced to the Sports 800. Known for Toyota's first sports car, which had a boxer engine.

Picture of the Sports 800. The first Toyota Sports car

Picture of the Sports 800. The first Toyota Sports car

Picture of a Boxer engine

Picture of a Boxer engine

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