Toyota brings the GR86 to Europe. Available from spring 2022

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Toyota introduces in Europe the GR86 which was presented in April of 2021. To see it on the roads of the Old Continent, for & ograve ;, you will need & agrave; wait a little longer. In fact, the Japanese carmaker makes it known that it will be; available in spring 2022 . Prices for the Italian market have not yet been disclosed. Compared to what was communicated a few months ago, no particular details have been added. We recall the main features of this sports car.

BOXER ENGINE

The new GR86 succeeds the GT86 and & egrave; it has been designed to offer people driving pleasure at the highest level. The exterior design of the GR86 is; an evolution of the look of the GT86, and follows the classic front engine/rear wheel drive scheme. The overall dimensions are similar to those of the previous model, but in particular the height is; has been lowered by 10mm (to 1,310mm) and 5mm has been added to the wheelbase (2,575mm).

The new LED headlights have an L-shaped interior arrangement like those of the GR Supra, while the new grille has a GR exclusive G-motif. Toyota has carefully taken care of the aerodynamics to optimize the air flows. Depending on the model's trim level, the GR86 offers 17-inch 10-spoke machined alloy wheels with Michelin Primary HP tires or 18-inch black wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires.

The development of the frame si & egrave; concentrated on weight reduction and on a further lowering of the car's center of gravity to ensure easy handling and responsiveness even more. The new GR86 & egrave; a 2 + 2 sports car. The instrumentation is; digital and there is not even an infotainment with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Inside we also find sports seats designed to ensure excellent lateral grip.

The heart of this sporty model is; a 2.4-liter boxer 4-cylinder capable of delivering 234CV/172 kW with 250 Nm of torque . The exchange can & ograve; be a manual or a 6-speed automatic. Performance is very good. The speed maximum reaches 226 km/h (216 km/h with automatic), while to go from 0 to 100 km/h it takes 6.3 seconds (6.9 seconds with automatic transmission).

The Toyota GR86 & egrave; equipped with ventilated disc brakes at the front and rear, with a diameter of 294 and 290 mm respectively.

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