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Toyota GT 86: A car sensations at Toyota.
Strolling in salons salons for several years, the concept cars and 86 FT 86 FT II were finally transformed into a production vehicle under the name ... GT 86. A unique mechanical architecture: a 4-cylinder engine and a flat rear wheel drive characterize this cut.
Marketing in Europe summer 2012
From € 30 000 (estimate)
More publicly known for its range and also its rational flagship hybrid model: the Prius, Toyota finally revives with the driving pleasure.
In line with the 2000 GT and 1965, closer to us, and MR Célica coupe, the GT 86 takes its name from the initials of his glorious elder, the figure from 86, meanwhile, architecture square ( equal to the race the bore) of 86 mm.
Toyota also mentions an affiliation with the Corolla Levin AE86 coupe produced from 1983 to 1987 whose philosophy oriented driving pleasure is, according to the manufacturer, that of its new coupe.
Compact with a gauge of 4.24 m and a height of 1.28 m, the approximate proportions of a Nissan 370Z, the coupe Toyota GT 86 is distinguished quickly.
Obviously in style, as Toyota calls the barbaric name "neo functionalism", a terminology that ultimately does not mean much, because everyone will comment on the dress of the craft.
A design that extends also on board with a formal register much away from what we usually offer Toyota. Some will find tunes Porsche 911 to the dashboard of the GT 86.
The mechanical architecture is based on a 2.0 petrol engine with four-cylinder boxer, developed by Subaru and who will also coordinate the alter ego of 86 GT: Coupe Subaru BRZ.
The latter adopts the same low profile as the GT 86 and the same wheelbase (distance between axles) long by 2.57 m.
The differences relate finally that the bumpers, taillights and the modeling of the trunk.
A motor connected this time not all four wheels as is customary at Subaru but only to the rear wheels.
A power output of 200 hp and a torque of 205 Nm, compared, for example, to block 4-cylinder BMW offers are in for the same cylinder 170 hp and 210 Nm, this engine allows designers to propose a very low hood line that promotes aerodynamics.
And also an ideal weight distribution - even though Toyota has not revealed the weight of the car - with a ratio of 53% at the front and 47% on the back.
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