Toyota reveals more powerful GR 86

GR 86 x Subaru BRZ

Weeks after Subaru showed to the world the second-generation BRZ, it’s now the turn of the “brother from another mother” to hit the center stage.

Via an online event, the Japanese automotive giant has finally revealed the BRZ twin, the GR 86—making it the third global model in the Toyota Gazoo Racing performance line, following the introduction of the GR Supra and the GR Yaris.

Toyota GR 86

Powering the Toyota GR 86 is a 2.4-liter horizontally opposed, four-cylinder, direct fuel injection and port injection system Toyota 4D-S (as in the 2022 Subaru BRZ) though it has a higher 231.6 horsepower (the BRZ reportedly provides 228hp). This is matched to a six-speed (both in manual or automatic) transmission.

This engine is quite an upgrade from the previous 2.0-liter boxer engine equipped in the previous generation.

Toyota GR  86

For aesthetics, the main difference is that instead of black horizontal lines housed in the front fascia in the 2022 Subaru BRZ, the Toyota GR 86 has a honeycomb-like grille design.  Its rear resembles that Supra's — giving its a distinct athletic character on its behind.

On the inside, the GR 86 wears black leather seats with red stitching and plastic components for its dashboard. Aside from that, the infotainment system now boasts a touchscreen.

Toyota GR  86

According to Toyota, the “original 86 (was developed) with the goal of delivering the dreams and the joy of driving inherent in sports cars” to customers. Since it was conceived 2012, the front-engine, rear-wheel-drive had rolled out more than 200,000 units worldwide.

Although the GR 86 and Subaru BRZ were jointly developed—even sharing the same vehicle base—Toyota said  the two are distinct from each other.

Toyota GR  86

Back in September 2019, the two automakers entered into a new business and capital alliance, in line with their respective commitments in creating ever-better cars.

Photos from Toyota

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