The new Toyota GT86 represents pure sporty driving pleasure with its ideal proportions, smooth axle load distribution and a low power to weight ratio. It has a starting price of only € 29,990, giving it some room to be customized. Toyota will be offering a wide-ranging range of accessories with which the dynamic characteristics of the GT86 can be enhanced even further.
Its sun roof and body sides are for decorative films in black / silver. These are offered in perfect harmony with the mirror caps in carbon optics and a set of 18-inch alloy wheels. Consumers get to choose from two different wheels: the black matt varnish (389 €) or the fully polished wheels in Himalayan Grey 399 €.
Consumers can also get the shiny graphite "Ultraleggera" for 529 €. For a more extreme driving experience, the body can be lowered by 30 millimeters (189 €). The GT86 has an even sportier interior with the multimedia and navigation system Toyota Touch & Go.
Drivers are planning the best routes with innovative, including touch-screen color monitor for 695 €. Aside from the navigation function from its Bluetooth-integration of the mobile phone, it also gets "Google Local Search" function and a USB port with iPod control on the scope. The JBL sound system is priced at 1045.
The “86” in the new Toyota GT 86 is in honor of the Corolla Levin AE86 and the exciting drive that it offers. It also refers to the fact that the AE86 has a rather unique relationship not only with owners and fans but even with tuning shops. This number is not simply a part of the name but it has in fact played an important role during the development stage of this new model. For example, on the rear is the exhaust with the chrome tips. In fact, this exhaust measures 86 mm in diameter.
Then there is the 86 mm x 86 mm square bore and stroke configuration of the boxer engine.
For both the 2000GT with its 3M engine and the Supra having the 1G-G engine, the square bore and stroke set-up of the six-cylinder in-line unit was 75 mm. However, it is the same as that of the four-cylinder in-line engine of the MR2 and the Celica. That being said, the GT 86 is packaged in a way that it can deliver the best when it comes to driving enjoyment.
Looking at its dimensions, it won’t be a surprise to know if this four-seater sports car is the most compact in the world. Overall length is at 4,240 mm, with total width of 1,775, and height at 1,285.
Wheelbase meanwhile measures 2,570 mm. Aside from being compact, the use of various weight saving measures resulted in overall weight of about 1,200 kg. Further, the front-mounted boxer engine, with its flat-four set-up, is able to mix with a 400-mm drive hop-point, the lowest for a production vehicle coming from Toyota. This means though that the GT 86 has a center of gravity measured at 460 mm.