The Toyota 86 will live on as an updated 2022 model despite another four-cylinder sports coupé in Toyota’s lineup: the GR Supra 2.0. Not surprising how different the 86 is from the Supra 2.0. Toyota recently announced the Janese specification 2022 86, now known as Gazoo Racing (GR) 86. It has a larger, more powerful engine, faster acceleration, and new features previously lacking in the Toyota 86 and related versions Subaru BRZ.
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More details on the US specification of the 86 will be announced later. What we know so far is that the 86 will be roughly the same dimensions as before, but with a 230 hp horizontally opposed 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (no turbocharger) that will replace the 2.0-liter -Engine of the 2020 model replaced with the six-speed manual transmission making 205 hp. Toyota says this will decay from 7.4 seconds to 6.3 seconds in 0-62 mph in 0-62 mph, though it’s unclear what transmission this is for.
Most notably, however, the maximum torque of around 184 pound-feet (from 151 to 156 pound-feet depending on the transmission) is achieved at 3,700 rpm in this engine versus 6,400 in the 2.0 liter engine. This should give the 86 a fuller accelerator pedal and more grunt at lower engine speeds. According to Toyota, the torsional stiffness is improved by 50% according to the chassis.
The differences between the Toyota 86 and the Subaru BRZ were previously in the chassis tuning and the equipment features. it sounds like that will still be the case. In the Scion FR-S at that time, you couldn’t get seat heating at first, which is why We bought a BRZ when we named our two Best of 2013 winners. We’re waiting to learn more about how they’re packaged, but Toyota says it once again set the 86 apart from the BRZ with a “distinct driving feel”. In recent years, however, the offers for convenience functions have been more parity.
The similarities between the two revised models seem numerous, including the fact that the 86 now has enhanced safety features that were previously missing on both the 86 and the BRZ, including a forward collision warning on the duo’s automatic models that use the EyeSight Subaru’s system will be used. Otherwise, we expect the two to be pretty similar, and you can Read more about the redesign of the BRZ 2022 to get more insight into what US Spec 86 can offer.
The revised GT will go on sale in early fall, around the same time that the Toyota 86 goes on sale in January 2022. We are therefore assuming that the 86 will then also go on sale in the USA.
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