4 April 2022
Toyota today reveals more details of the new GR86, the new entry point to its range of pure-bred GR (Gazoo Racing) sports cars, including prices, equipment specifications, and an initial customer PCP offer.
GR86 is an evolution of the much-respected and multiple-award-winning GT86 coupe and will take its place alongside GR Supra and GR Yaris in a “power of three” GR – Gazoo Racing – line-up. It promises to deliver sharper handling and responsiveness, extra power, new styling, and a more comprehensive equipment specification. As with its stablemates, it has been honed with engineering and design expertise drawn directly from Toyota Gazoo Racing’s world championship-winning motorsport activities.
GR86 is offered in a single model grade, with the option of a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
At launch, it comes with an on-the-road price tag of £29,995 for the manual model and £32,085 for the automatic version.
Toyota expects the first deliveries of cars to customers from July this year.
The GR86 range comprises a single model grade with the option of a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The specification introduces equipment features not previously available on GT86, including: –
Other items include Ultrasuede and leather seat upholstery, heated front seats, cruise control, automatic dual-zone air conditioning, smart entry, and push-button start and auto-folding door mirrors.
The GR86 automatic gains additional, new active safety and driver assistance systems, including Pre-Collision System with autonomous emergency braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic High Beam, and Lane Keep Assist.
Power, performance, and handling
GR86 adopts the same drivetrain configuration as GT86, with a front-mounted “boxer” four-cylinder engine driving the rear wheels. It’s a larger unit – up from 2.0 to 2.4 litres – and it produces more power and torque: maximums of 231bhp and 250Nm compared to GT86’s 197bhp and 205Nm. As well as giving faster 0-62mph acceleration – 6.3 seconds manual, 6.9 seconds auto – it delivers power more smoothly, with no drop-off in torque.
The chassis has a lower centre of gravity and improved 50:50 front-rear weight balance. Together with increased body rigidity, sports-tuned suspension, and a limited-slip differential (as standard), these changes secure even more rewarding dynamic performance.