2013 Toyota GT 86 Price & Review
2013 Toyota GT 86 first time shown at the 2011 Toyota motor show and will be launched in the US market as the 2013 Scion FR-S which is a joint development effort between Toyota and Subaru design engineers. Toyota GT 86 is a compact sports car coupe which has 4 seat passenger and makes its European debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
For the performance, 2013 Toyota GT 86 will be powered with 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated flat-four engine which is the result of a joint development between Subaru and Toyota. This engine produce 200 horsepower @ 7000 rpm and 151 found-feet @ 6600 rpm of torque, but Subaru has promised a total of 300 horsepower for their version. 2013 Toyota 86 GT model accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.2 second and the maximum speed is 137 mph or about 220 km/h. 2.0-liter GT 86 engine will be supported with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, of course with the advantages of each. Manual transmission offer quick and precise shifts with a short-throw and the Automatic will feature sporty shifts controlled by steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifts. And power will be distributed effectively to the rear wheels through a limited-slip differential.
In the side of body design, Toyota 86 combines elegance with beauty and aggressiveness. GT 86 overall shape and design was inspired by the Corolla-based AE86 sports coupe that was unveiled in the 80s. The GT-86 is a compact rear-wheel-drive sports coupe with an aerodynamic body that rides low to the ground to improve handling and allow it to cut through the air with ease. The fascia is completely aggressive with long slit-looking headlights giving it a mean and intimidating look, as well as an enlarged lower grille and a bold “Scorpion” styling to the lower grille. Towards the back, the new Toyota GT-86 gets a new rear spoiler, twin rear exhausts and the “86″ piston logo. GT 86 will be presented with 17 inch alloy wheels. The is the body specification : 4,240 mm long and 1,285 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,570 mm. It offers a near-perfect, 53:47 weight distribution and a center of gravity of only 475 mm.
And for the interior, there is a flat-bottomed sporty steering accessorized with red stitching with size only 365 mm. In addition to that, the 2013 Toyota GT 86 also has aluminum pedals, a navigation system, gauges that light with red neon, digital readouts, and a gray instrument panel that seamlessly molds into the darker dash. The car’s cockpit is further reinforced by carbon effect trim, a sporting, all-black roof lining, red upholstery stitching, and aviation-style rocker switchgear. It comes with a large tachometer that offers at a glance visibility and readability during sports driving. The front seat has also designed to offer great comfort, as well as to prevent elbows from interfering with gearshift operation.
2013 Toyota GT 86 price starting from $25,000 for US market, £24,995 in the UK market and sold doubled for $51,400 in Holland.