THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE ALL-NEW TOYOTA GR 86
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THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE ALL-NEW TOYOTA GR 86

Date: 06 Apr 2021 Author Type: Press Release
Author: Toyota South Africa
Source: Toyota South Africa
  • New coupe faithful to the fun-to-drive characteristics of its GT86 predecessor
  • Lightweight and low centre of gravity secure agile handling
  • Third model in Toyota’s line-up of global GR sports cars, joining GR Supra and GR Yaris
  • New 2.4-litre horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine
The all-new Toyota GR 86 made its world debut today in an online event hosted by Toyota Gazoo Racing and Subaru Corporation. Toyota’s newest sports car becomes the third model in its global GR portfolio, joining the widely acclaimed GR Supra and GR Yaris.

GR 86 inherits the essential fun-to-drive characteristics of the original GT86, which was launched in 2012 and went on to amass more than 200,000 worldwide sales. It is expected to be the lightest four-seater coupe in its class, thanks to weight-saving initiatives such as using aluminium for the roof and body panels.

The coupe is powered by a new, lightweight, horizontally opposed, four-cylinder engine. An increase in displacement to 2.4-litres brings a step-up in performance from the 2.0-litre unit in GT86. Preliminary power figures1 are quoted as 173 kW and 250 Nm (pending local market confirmation).

The car’s dimensions are almost identical to its predecessor, allowing the new model to maintain a low centre of gravity for agile handling. Torsional rigidity has been increased by around 50 per cent to deliver even sharper handling and steering.

GT86’s experience in motorsport competition has helped the development of functioning aerodynamic components for GR 86, such as the front air ducts and side-rocker panels. These will help the new model achieve expected best-in-class handling and stability.

The GR 86 is set for local debut in Q1 of 2022.

Toyota GR 86 preliminary specifications
Length (mm) 4,265
Width (mm) 1,775
Height (mm) 1,310 (incl. antenna) 1,280 (without antenna)
Wheelbase (mm) 2,575
Kerb weight (kg) 1,270
Engine type Horizontally opposed four-cylinder DOHC
Fuel system Toyota D-4S direct injection and port injection system
Engine displacement (cc) 2,387
Drivetrain Front engine, rear-wheel drive
Suspension – front MacPherson strut
Suspension – rear Double wishbone
Brakes – front Ventilated discs
Brakes – rear Ventilated discs
Tyres 215/40R18

1 Local specifications are subject to homologation and will be confirmed at the time of GR 86’s launch
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