A few months after the launch of the all-new Subaru BRZ, Toyota’s new generation GR 86 also arrived.
A few days ago, Toyota released a new generation of GR 86 online,The new car and the all-new BRZ are built on the same platform, powered by the FA24 2.4-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine, which will be the first to be launched in Japan this fall.
Like the previous generation models, the new generation of Toyota GR 86 and Subaru BRZ are more similar in appearance, including the overall line of the body and the outline of the headlights.
there are obvious differences in the details between the two.Among them, thanks to the new design language, it is more dynamic and fashionable than the previous generation. The front face is replaced with a larger-area Functional MATRIX air intake grille,
which is embedded with multiple blackened honeycomb grilles.
As a two-door sports car model, even a frameless door with a pull-out style is a must. At the same time, the new car is also equipped with dark gray 18-inch wheels and bilateral double-exhaust exhaust. Bring higher performance.
The body length, width and height of the new car is 4265/1775/1310 mm, and the wheelbase is 2575 mm. Compared with the previous generation model, the length is increased by 25 mm, and the height is reduced by 10 mm. It can be said that there is little change.
This generation of models has a lower center of gravity. In addition to the reduced height of the car, it also uses aluminum roofs and fenders. In addition, the car’s seats and so on are also adopted further lightweight design.
As we all know, although the current 86 is positioned as a sports car, its acceleration of more than 8 seconds is often criticized.
The new generation GR 86 is replaced with a more powerful 2.4L horizontally opposed engine, with a maximum power of 235 horsepower, a peak torque of 250 N·m, front and rear drive, matching 6MT or 6AT, and the new Sport mode can achieve faster Downshift.
The officially announced 0-100km/h acceleration time is 6.3 seconds, which is a significant increase compared to the current model. Some netizens joked that “this time I can finally catch up with Mercedes-Benz”!
Toyota said that the new BRZ is currently the lightest 2+2 mass-produced sports car on the market, with a mass of less than 1,315kg, all thanks to the aluminum alloy roof, front fender and hood.
At the same time, thanks to the new chassis mounting system, the sub-frame structure and other connection points as well as the chassis have been reinforced, increasing its torsional strength by 50%.