Toyota GR 86 2022 is considered the “twin” of Subaru BRZ, so the design is similar and the engine is almost identical.
The engine on offer is a 2.4-liter petrol engine that replaces the old 2.0-liter engine. Still naturally aspirated, the horizontally symmetrical 4-cylinder engine produces 232 hp at 7,000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 3,700 rpm. The upgraded engine has allowed Toyota to reduce 1.1 seconds when accelerating from 0 – 100 km.h and only 6.3 seconds.
Besides generating more power, Toyota says the engine has better response and offers “a smoother, stress-free feel from low to high rpm.” Along with the upcoming Yaris GR, GR Supra and the upcoming GR Super Sport supercar, the new GR 86 also boasts a host of aerodynamic improvements developed to improve steering stability and responsiveness.
Front suspension includes MacPherson struts while the rear setup boasts a dual wishbone setup, with both axes having 18-inch wheels and 215/40 tires. To control the weight, engineers used aluminum for the hood and fenders and made tweaks to the front seats and silencers to cut weight as much as possible.
The revised roof lowers the car’s center of gravity, which will benefit driving at high speeds. Torsional rigidity has been improved by about 50% to enhance stability while the footrest of the car remains the same.
The Toyota GR 86 2022 is 4,265 mm long, 1,775 mm wide and 1,310 mm high, and has a wheelbase of 2,575 mm. When equipped with a standard 6-speed manual transmission, the Toyota 86 2022 weighs only 1,270 kg. An automatic transmission option is also available.
The GR 86 continues to be a twin brother to the Subaru BRZ as both share largely the same exterior design. The most obvious difference is the front grille design when on the Toyota GR 86 will be made stronger. LED headlights are also not quite the same design as on the BRZ.
The cabin is almost identical to the BRZ model, apart from the slightly different upholstery and the GR badge on the steering wheel. This model has a 7-inch digital screen behind the wheel and an 8-inch infotainment screen in the center. From the shape of the vents and the seats to the shift device and the accelerator and brake pedal, the 86 and BRZ have essentially the same interior. In terms of safety, the version uses an automatic transmission using Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assist technology.
More than 200,000 old-generation Toyota GR 86s have been sold, and the introduction of the new version aims to bring improvements in all aspects. The second-generation Toyota GR 86 will go on sale in Japan this fall.