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Toyota Gazoo Racing reveals its all new GR 86 Coupe

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  • The Toyota GR 86 has been launched by Toyota Gazoo Racing
  • It’s the 3rd car designed and manufactured by TGR as part of the GR Series of sports cars
  • The new Toyota GR 86 will share its underpinnings with the Subaru BRZ

Toyota has officially revealed its new 2022 GR 86 Coupe. Born with the skills of Japanese carmaker’s performance, Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR), the new GR 86 is the third model built by this division, after the GR Supra and the GR Yaris, under the hood of the GR Series of sports cars. The new Toyota GR 86 is slated to be launched in Japan later this year as a 2022 model, and it will be the successor to the company’s popular GT86, which is also sold by Subaru as the BRZ.

The original 86 in 2012  was conceived as a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive vehicle with intuitive handling and instinctive responsiveness. Since then, the car has been used in several participatory motorsports, including rallies, one-make races, gymkhana, and dirt trails, in addition to individual customisation.

The all-new Toyota GR 86 will essentially also be the new Subaru BRZ as both cars were jointly developed, however, TGR has worked on giving the car distinctive driving characteristics.

On the exteriors,  the new Toyota GR 86 has been modified with an updated exterior design with a low, horizontal underbody and narrow cabin rear that combine to create a broad, low-centre-of-gravity appearance. Upfront you also get the signature GR-specific Functional Matrix grille.

In terms of dimensions it measures – 4,265 mm in length, 1,775 mm in width, 1,310 mm in height, and it comes with a wheelbase of 2,575 mm. Furthermore, it features aerodynamic components seen on 86 models that participate in motorsports.

On the interiors, the Toyota GR 86 inculcates all new, all-black cabin with a nice round steering wheel with several controls and the GR logo. The dashboard comes with a new 7-inch TFT display and an intuitive instrument panel that is optimally located to create the least amount of distraction for the driver.

Under the hood, this new sports car has  a bigger 2.4-litre horizontally opposed, four-cylinder engine that makes 232 bhp at 7000 rpm, and develops a peak torque of 250 Nm at 3,700 rpm. Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, sending power to the rear wheels.

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