With orders from the best to differentiate the GT86 replacement from Subaru’s recently revealed BRZ, it’ll be away later than expected
Four months have flushed since the reveal of the brand new Subaru BRZ , and we have still not heard the peep from the Toyota get away regarding its ‘GR86’ jointly-developed version of the sports car . We have observed its front end thanks to several patent images , yet that’s it.
Judging by a written report from Japanese publication Greatest Car Web , we may be waiting a little while for that replacement of the GT86. It appears Toyota wants to avoid getting an almost identical car towards the BRZ this time around, as you will find said to be orders from Akio Toyoda himself to distinguish the GR86 from its brother.
According to Best Car, this can involve some fettling of the 225bhp 2 . 4-litre boxer-four motor, and tweaks to the gearing to alter how the GR86 seems when accelerating. This additional development work means Toyota’s version of the BRZ will not arrive until next year, regardless of the Subaru – which will be constructed on the same production line : being set to go on purchase from this autumn.
All of us Brits will need to be especially individual, as the BRZ won’t become coming to the UK. Toyota offers as good as confirmed that the GR86 will be sold on our coast line, thankfully, but until this arrives, there’s nothing in order to fill the void. Creation of the original stopped final summer, and the last of the seller GT86 stock disappeared recently .
Hopefully, the new one is going to be worth the wait.