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 specification and an initial customer PCP offer
Further information on the opening of orders for this eagerly anticipated new model will be announced next week.
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 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.
First customers can take advantage of a PCP agreement through Toyota Financial Services with monthly repayments of £299 (42-month contract, £4,777 customer deposit, with 4.9 per cent APR Representative) for the GR86 manual. Details and terms and conditions are available here.
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 six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The specification introduces equipment features not previously available on GT86, including: –
- 10-spoke 18-inch black alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres
- Multimedia system with an eight-inch display
- Smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Reversing camera with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Blind Spot Monitor
- LED Adaptive Headlight System
- Illuminated entry
- Seven-inch colour multi-information display
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.
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