Toyota has revealed the most keenly awaited new sports car of the coming year, the Toyota GT 86. The GT 86 sports car will make its world debut at the Tokyo motor show on November 30. This is the production version of the Toyota FT 86 and called GT 86 as a tribute to Toyota’s GT car and the inherit the drivability of Toyota Corolla Levin AE86. This compact 4-seater sports car delivering excellent power-to-weight ratio and very low centre of gravity.
Toyota GT 86 Exterior
The new Toyota GT 86 combines elegance with beauty and aggressiveness in the sports car. Its true the exterior design brings nothing new as we have seen it both in the concept cars and leaked images, but it still impressed us.
The Toyota GT 86 ‘s exterior design has much similar to the Toyota FT-86 II concept. Comes with an enlarged lower grille, bold “Soprion” styling to the lower grille, 17-inch wheels, twin rear exhausts a rear spoiler, and the “86″ piston logo.
The new Toyota GT 86 measures just 4,240 mm long, only 1,285 mm high and with a wheelbase of 2,570 mm. It offers a near-perfect weight distribution of 53:47 and a center of gravity of only 475 mm.
Toyota GT 86 Interior
The new Toyota GT 86 offered with a driver-focus interior. The car’s cockpit is wrapped with carbon effect trim, a sporting, all-black roof lining, red upholstery stitching, aviation-style rocker switchgear and lightweight aluminum pedals. The gauges features a large tachometer that offers a easy readability during sports driving. The steering wheels come with measures only 365 mm, the smallest yet fitted to a Toyota car and trimmed in buckskin finish. The driver seat has been designed provide great comfort.
Toyota GT 86 Engine
The Toyota GT 86 will be powered by 2.0 liter naturally-aspirated petrol engine deliver 200 HP at 7000 rpm and maximum torque of 151 lbs-ft at 6600 rpm, same engine as in the upcoming Subaru BRZ production car (but Subaru has promised a total of 300 HP). This engine featuring Toyota’s D-4S technology that will increases power and torque over a wide range of engine speeds without sacrificing fuel efficiency and environmental performance. The Toyota’s D-4S technology will combined with twin injectors for both direct and port injection with a high compression ratio of 12.5:1 and the power will be distributed to the rear wheels via a limited slip differential.
The engine will be mated with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. The 6-speed manual transmission will offer quick, precise shifting via the highly engaging action of a tactile, short-throw lever, while the automatic transmission will be controlled on steering wheel-mounted paddle shifts.
Toyota GT 86 Price
The new Toyota GT 86 will be making its world debut at the Tokyo motor show on November 30. It will go on sale in the summer of 2012 and the prices will be announced at a later date.