Toyota Gazoo Racing Presents World Debut of the New GR 86: Toyota Motors developing the unique driving feel of the GR 86 through friendly rivalry with Subaru Motors. Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) gave the new GR 86 its world debut in an online event held together with Japanese car producer, Subaru Corporation. Following the Toyota GR Supra and Toyota GR Yaris. The new GR 86 is the third global model in TGR’s GR series of sports cars. The new GR 86 is scheduled to launch in Japan in autumn 2021.
Toyota Motors developed the original model Toyota 86 with the goal of delivering the dreams and the joy of driving inherent in sports cars to its customers. Conceived as a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive car with intuitive handling and instinctive responsiveness, the Toyota 86 launched in 2012. Since then, the vehicles have been utilized as base models for a variety of participatory motorsports, including rallies, one-make races, gymkhana, and dirt trails, while others have been uniquely customized. A total of more than 200,000 Toyota 86s have been sold worldwide, playing the role of reliable partners for their owners.
TGR’s new Toyota GR 86 and Subaru Motor’s new Subaru BRZ cars from Japan jointly developed. Yet, although the 2 vehicles share the same vehicle base, the 2 companies focused on imbuing their respective models with a distinct driving feel. While engaging in friendly rivalry with the Subaru BRZ development team, TGR sought to develop a vehicle that would provide happiness to 86 fans, and realize an evolution of the Toyota 86’s unique driving sensations. As a result, the new Toyota GR 86 car from Japan specially designed for sports performance and provides direct and satisfying driving performance of the highest order.
Toyota and Subaru Cars from Japan
Toyota and Subaru cars from Japan entered into a new business and capital alliance in September 2019, as part of which the two companies committed to jointly engage in making ever-better Japanese cars. The new GR 86/BRZ is not only a concrete example of this commitment but also represents a new challenge for both companies, as they seek to subvert conventional ideas of cooperation in the automotive industry. Going forward, Toyota and Subaru intend to further ally their respective strengths, deepen their relationship, and so pursue the possibilities of making ever-better cars.
Key Features of the GR 86
1. Interior and exterior designs embrace responsive handling and functional beauty
- With fender tops that extend horizontally to the beltline. The Toyota GR 86 Japanese cars boast a stance distinctive of front-engine, rear-wheel-drive vehicles. Its low, horizontal underbody and narrow cabin rear combine to create a broad, low-center-of-gravity appearance.
- The front of the vehicle features the GR-specific Functional MATRIX Grille, which fuses performance and emotionality.
- The operating system: which includes the various switches and the horizontally accented instrument panel. It is optimally located to create a space that enables the driver can concentrate on driving.
- The display features a 7-inch TFT screen. Its opening animation sequence inspired by the piston movements of the Toyota GR 86’s horizontally opposed engine and fosters a sense of excitement even before the drive begins.
2. The evolutionary new 2.4L horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine retains the unique qualities of the 86
Sporting a lightweight, compact engine with a low center-of-gravity in line with previous iterations. The Toyota GR 86 increases its displacement size from 2.0 Liter to 2.4 Liter. The engine delivers superior driving performance as a consequence, achieving 0-100km/h acceleration in just 6.3 seconds. It is down from the 7.4 seconds of the outgoing model. Engine responsiveness also enhanced, providing smooth, stress-free sensations from low to high rpms.
3. Inheriting an extremely low center-of-gravity front-engine, rear-wheel-drive package, the new GR86 provides a step-change in agility
- The dimensions of the new Toyota GR 86 cars from Japan are almost identical to the previous model. Limiting both the overall height and hip-point of the vehicle helps lower the center-of-gravity and enhance turning performance, and so delivering the agility required of a Toyota 86.
- The use of aluminum for the roof panels in these Japanese cars results in a lower center-of-gravity. While aluminum fenders and updated front seats and mufflers contribute to reduced weight.
- Body rigidity has been improved, with the goal of offering pleasurable handling in all speed ranges―from urban driving to the upper limits of performance. Torsional rigidity has been enhanced by approximately 50% over the previous model for greater steering stability.
4. Aerodynamic component rooted in motorsports
Toyota GR 86 features aerodynamic components seen on Toyota 86 models that participate in motorsports. These include air outlets, side sill spoilers, and other parts that improve steering responsiveness and stability.
5. A sports car that provides a secure and safe car life
The AT version of the Toyota GR 86 cars from Japan uses Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. This system of comprehensive safety technologies provides safety support during everyday driving; pre-collision safety technologies that help avoid or reduce collision impacts; and emergency rescue support and secondary collision avoidance support in the event of an accident.
Main specifications (development targets) for the new Japan-spec GR 86
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