Toyota 86: Toyota Motor Corporation will launch the partially redesigned 86 at Toyota, Toyopet, Toyota Corolla, and Netz dealers nationwide on August 1. The model boasts revamped driving characteristics based on knowledge gained through participation in races, including the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. The partial redesign of the 86 has focused on its further evolution as a sports car.
First launched in 2012, the 86 has featured in various motorsports activities, including the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, and competitive 86/BRZ races and rallies, which customers themselves participate in and enjoy. This vehicle has helped to put smiles on the faces of many Toyota customers.
From the front to the rear of the 86, down to the finest details, enhanced aerodynamic performance has been prioritized in the establishment and improvement of different features; this has resulted in an exterior design with superior road holding and turning performance.
The 86 features 17-inch aluminum wheels (equipped as standard on the GT Limited and GT models) with machine-cut highlights and gun-metallic paint. The design of the slender, twisted spokes and aluminum wheels accentuate the nimble-looking side view. Bi-Beam LED headlamps are equipped as standard on all models while LED front fog-lamps (equipped as standard on the GT Limited and GT models) have also been utilized, underscoring the vehicle’s fearless, cutting-edge nature.
The instrument panel and door trim of the 86 utilize Grand Luxe (standard in GT Limited models). In addition to improved interior textures, this material limits the glare of light reflected from the outside, helping to create an environment in which the driver can focus on driving. The standardized black interior color provides a relaxing interior space, while the door switch bases and heater control panel (both equipped as standard on the GT Limited and GT models) utilize T-mesh carbon-print for a higher quality cabin.
Improvements to the intake and exhaust system parts (in manual transmission models), such as the intake and exhaust manifolds, have led to the further evolution of the horizontally opposed D-4S engine. Maximum torque can be generated at a wide range of engine speeds, while torque has also been improved at low rpms.
The 86 features a steering wheel with a diameter of 362 mm―the smallest ever used in a Toyota―with a cross-sectional shape that provides an optimal grip, offering superb maneuverability and steering wheel comfort.
The vehicle equipped with a 4.2-inch TFT color multi-information display (equipped as standard on the GT Limited and GT models). In addition to current fuel economy and cruising distance, it displays a variety of accurate information in real time including G force, power/torque curves, and a stopwatch.
Steering response and comfort:
Improved suspension and increased body rigidity due to an increase in the number of spot welding points on the rear pillars have resulted in excellent steering response and riding comfort. The addition of optional SACHS absorbers contribute to even more outstanding steering response and comfort.