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Toyota 86 Embraces Sports Car Evolution

Toyota has unveiled the new 86 sports car nearly five months after Subaru did the same with its BRZ rear-wheel-drive coupe. This new model also offers many new features to the users.

The Torsional rigidity has been improved by approximately 50 per cent to enhance stability while the car’s footprint has remained largely the same. The vehicle is 167.9 inches long, 69.8 wide and 51.5 in tall, with the wheelbase measuring 101.3 inches. When equipped with the standard six-speed manual gearbox, the 2022 Toyota 86 tips the scales at just

2,800 pounds. It also has an automatic transmission with the same number of gears as available.A set of 18-inch wheels are standard. With the manual transmission, a sprint from 0 to 62 mph should take 6.3 seconds which is over 1 second quicker than the outgoing 86 and weight only increases by 23 pounds when comparing the new and old cars.

The vehicle has a bigger 2.4-litre gasoline engine replacing the old 2.0-litre unit. It has the horizontally opposed four-banger that produces 232 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 184 pound-feet of torque at 3,700 rpm in the JDM-spec 86. The upgraded engine has allowed Toyota to shave off 1.1 seconds from the sprint to 62 mph which takes 6.3 seconds.

Body rigidity is up 50% over the old 86, while the use of aluminium for the roof panels helps keep the low centre of gravity a focal point. Aluminium also makes its way to fenders to help keep the curb weight down. New seats and revised mufflers also contribute to the weight increase.

The functional aerodynamic pieces trickle down from Gazoo Racing motorsport campaigns. The extra weight present likely comes from the fact the new 86 bundles Subaru’s EyeSight suite of driver-assist also has a new 7-inch display. When drivers climb in, Toyota says a nifty animation sequence fires up with inspiration from the car’s boxer engine.

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