Thursday, 9 February 2012

Toyota Gets it Right with the New GT 86 (Review)

Today we got some time with the new 2012 Toyota GT 86 and boy were we impressed. Due for release in June this year, carrying a reasonable £24,995 price tag, here at Torque AUTO we believe it’s worth every penny, and more.

Some stats to get us going; the Toyota GT-86 is just  4.240 mm long, 1.285 mm tall and 2.570 mm wide, being the most compact four-seat sports car on the market. The weight distribution is 53:47 (front to rear). The model is powered by the Subaru borrowed 2.0 liter four-cylinder with the company’s D-4S direct injection technology, which is sending the 197 HP at 7.000 rpm and 205 Nm of torque (151 lb-ft) at 6.600 rpm to the rear wheels.

Chief engineer and the man resposnsible for the overseeing the design process of the Toyota GT 86 Tetsuya Tada, believes that Toyota are getting back to their sporting roots and creating cars that are above all, fun to drive. “I think if it’s not fun, not a car. I truly believe that no matter how advanced the car is, it is important to keep that feeling.” Here at Torque AUTO, we’d pledge that if fun to drive was the focus of the GT 86, it has succeeded on every level.

The cornering, the acceleration, the playful nature of the GT 86 is evident on every bend, every straight and everything in between. If feels like an excited puppy, itching to explore everywhere and everything it can, how high it can jump, how fast it can run and how many competitors it can chase out of the ballpark. We’re not counting, but there’s quite a few top car marques turning their heads in the direction of the GT 86. It feels reckless, yet controlled and smooth but on edge, the Toyota GT86 delivers an exceptional driving experience, on every level.

Looks wise the sleek updated profile fit that part and the no frills shaping aid the cars aerodynamics and control. This is a car to drive, not to sit in garage and spend hours looking and polishing it, and that is why we love. A true sports car, that delivers more than competitor models that are twice the price, and will make you want to drive for the true sake of driving.

On our advice, contact your local Toyota dealer today.
The twin Exhausts of the new Toyota GT 86
The new Toyota GT 86 Interior


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