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The anticipation is over: Toyota’s new GT 86 sports car makes its world debut at the Tokyo motor show on November 30. The compact 2+2 model, one of the most keenly awaited new cars of the coming year, will go on sale in the UK in June 2012.

The GT 86 has been conceived as an entirely driver-focused machine, designed to deliver the core qualities of the classic sports car experience. That means precise, instant response to the smallest throttle and steering inputs and the kind of performance that appeals to those for whom driving is a passion, not a necessity.

The GT 86 is built on a new platform, with a highly aerodynamic bodyshell stretched tight over the car’s mechanical elements. Rather than fitting a heavy, large capacity powertrain, Toyota has opted instead to go back to its sporting roots, installing a compact, front-mounted, free-revving petrol engine that drives the rear wheels.

This four-cylinder “boxer” unit generates 197bhp at 7,000rpm and maximum torque of 205Nm at 6,600rpm, giving the GT 86 brisk, engaging performance.

The powertrain is matched to the world’s most compact four-seat design to create a car that benefits from light weight, low inertia and a low centre of gravity to achieve the best possible power-to-weight ratio. For the driver that means lively, accessible performance and dynamic character with minimal intrusion from electronic systems.

GT 86 News, Reviews, Information

TOYOTA GT86: NEW GEAR

he Toyota GT86 isn’t a car for standing still, so it’s no surprise that it’s raced ahead to mark a “new year” with a refreshed line-up and style detail changes. At heart it remains every inch the best driver’s car to be had for the money – and now for even less cash, thanks to […]


GT86 PAYS TRIBUTE TO ITS HERITAGE WITH CLASSIC TOYOTA LIVERIES

Many of the qualities that make the GT86 an exceptional modern sports car are rooted in generations of classic performance Toyotas, from its great handling to its timeless, low-slung styling. In a tribute to some of the great race and rally cars of the past 50 years, a fleet of six GT86 has been transformed […]


GT86 BLANCO: THE WHITE TO DRIVE

Toyota has topped off its revised GT86 range with a new special edition model, the GT86 Blanco, a car that delivers all of the coupe’s acclaimed handling and performance plus an extra dash of one-off style. True to its name, the new Blanco is finished in GT White Pearl pearlescent paint with contrasting sports decals […]


TOYOTA IS THE WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE AUTOMOTIVE BRAND

Toyota retained the top spot as the most valuable automotive brand in the BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands report 2015. Toyota’s brand was valued at $28.9 billion (approx. £18.8 billion) and maintains its top 30 position in the all-sector ranking. In the 10 years since the BrandZ™ report was first published. Toyota has been […]


Toyota C-HR Revealed

Making its world debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show, the C-HR gives Toyota a new presence in the crossover market. Designed to stand out both within the Toyota line-up and in its segment, it represents Akio Toyoda’s determination to allow greater stylistic freedom and promote engineering creativity in order to achieve eye-catching designs and […]


TOYOTA MIRAI ARRIVES IN THE UK

Toyota has taken another step towards a hydrogen-powered future with the arrival of the first Mirai fuel cell vehicles at its import centre at Portbury, near Bristol. The cars, landed on Saturday, are part of the first consignment to reach Europe, ahead of Mirai’s official launch in September. As part of Toyota’s global introduction of […]


Specially Modified GT 86’s at SEMA in Las Vegas

This year Toyota (Scion in the US) has organised a special competition for Sema in Las Vegas. Some specialisst in the field of sports cars were invited to create specially modified versions of the Scion FR-S , the American variant of our Toyota GT 86 , with a limit of  $15,000 for customisations. Scion has decided […]


TOYOTA GT86 RECRUITED TO RALLYMASTER

The Toyota GT86 is set to add to the thrills and excitement for drivers taking their first steps in rallying. The award-winning coupe has been recruited as the featured car in RallyMaster, a public driving experience hosted by MSV at its Brands Hatch and Oulton Park circuits. A fleet of 10 GT86 will be used […]


SEMA: Toyota GT 86 goes targa-top

A targa-top version of Toyota’s popular 86 coupe, known as the Scion FR-S in the US, will take pride of place at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas next week. The official Toyota concept, dubbed the Scion FR-S T1, was created by Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs and is backed by […]


New Limited Run Toyota GT86 by TRD Priced from £31,495

Toyota has announced pricing for its first ever UK model grade to feature genuine parts from its tuning and motorsports arm, the GT86 TRD (Toyota Racing Developments). Only 250 examples of the car will be offered in the UK, with sales to start from 1 March at on-the-road prices set at £31,495 for the 6-speed […]


Toyota GT86 Gets Lower Entry Price and New Editions in the UK

Toyota is reshuffling its GT 86 range in the UK with the release of a new entry version priced from as low as £22,495 and the addition the new Aero and special edition Giallo models. The revised four-model line-up starts with the Primo priced at £22,995, cutting the cost of a new GT86 by £2,115, […]


Second Generation Toyota GT 86 Confirmed

With a fan base formed now, Toyota said it can’t lose ground in the segment, thus confirming its plans for a next generation hachi roku in an interview with Motoring Australia at the Paris Motor Show last week. As sales of both cars (GT86 & BRZ) slowed worldwide, as is often the case with sports […]


Toyota 86 14R-60 limited edition

Toyota Japan has whipped up a limited edition version of the 86, dubbed the Toyota 86 14R-60, that’s chock full of TRD components.     The new 14R-60 is inspired by the Toyota GT86 TRD Griffon Project that made its debut at last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. A raft of changes has been to […]


NEW TOYOTA GT86 CS-R3 RALLY CAR

Toyota’s new GT86 CS-R3 rally car will make its public debut next month on the ADAC Rallye Deutschland, ninth round of this year’s FIA World Rally Championship. Engineered by Toyota Motorsport (TMG), this competition version of the multi-award-winning coupe marks a return to Toyota’s rallying roots with rear-wheel drive performance that echoes the winning pedigree […]


Toyota plans new lightweight, track-focused GT86

Toyota looks set to introduce a lightweight, track-focused special edition of its GT86 sports car next year. This prototype model, spotted performance testing at the Nürburgring, features what looks to be a carbonfibre bonnet with dual air intakes, as well as a new roof and boot lid which holds a large rear spoiler. New air […]


Toyota unlikely to develop hybrid GT86 sports car

Toyota has played down the idea of a production hybrid GT86 sports car, suggesting that such a model would not “speak to the majority”. Toyota engineers have previously spoken about having the performance hybrid technology at an advanced stage, but it appears that the firm is struggling to find a 
business case for it in […]


Subaru BRZ price slashed by £2500

The price cut means that the BRZ now costs from £23,995 in base SE Lux form. The base GT86 model comes in at £25,110, according to Toyota’s April 2014 price list. The entry-level BRZ comes with a six-speed manual gearbox hooked up to the 197bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine, with the base automatic version coming […]


2015 Toyota GT 86 unveiled

Set to go on sale in Europe this summer, the 2015 model has a number of minor changes including new colours and a new shark-fin style antenna. Inside there’s a new “carbon-fiber motif dashboard insert” which has a slightly more upscale appearance and last but not least, engineers strengthened the front suspension and re-tuned the […]


Toyota GT86 rally car in development

TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG) is proud to announce it will develop a GT86 R3 rally car as part of its customer motorsport programme. The rear-wheel drive sports car will be converted to R3 specification and made available to private competitors, with delivery expected for the 2015 season. The car, which will be known as the […]


GT86 CUSTOM SPECIALS AT SEMA

Toyota GT86 models have been transformed into petrolhead dreams at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas this week, the world’s largest gathering for the after-market and customisation business. And when it comes to the “hottest compact ride,” the GT86 it has retained the title it earned on its 2012 debut, as voted for by industry […]