Toyota GR 86 2022 debut, bigger engine – more powerful

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The Toyota GR 86 2022 was introduced to the market five months later than its twin brother Subaru BRZ. This model gets interior modifications and a more powerful engine upgrade.

Toyota has just officially launched a new version of the GR 86 sports car, which is also the second generation of this model. More than 200,000 older models have been sold and the introduction of the new version aims to bring improvements in all aspects while retaining the distinctive character of the GR 86 which is compact, flexible and light.

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TOyota GR 86 2022 and Subaru BRZ.

To control the weight, engineers used aluminum for the hood and fenders and made tweaks to the front seats and silencers to cut weight as much as possible. The revised roof lowers the car’s center of gravity, which will provide handling benefits.

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Torsional rigidity has been improved by about 50% to enhance stability while the footrest of the car remains the same. The GR 86 2022 is 4,265 mm long, 1,775 mm wide and 1,310 mm high, and has a wheelbase of 2,575 mm. When equipped with a standard 6-speed manual transmission, the Toyota 86 2022 weighs only 1,270 kg. An automatic transmission option is also available.

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The engine on offer is a 2.4-liter petrol engine that replaces the old 2.0-liter engine. Still naturally aspirated, the horizontally symmetrical 4-cylinder engine produces 232 hp at 7,000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 3,700 rpm. The upgraded engine has allowed Toyota to reduce 1.1 seconds when accelerating from 0 – 100 km.h and only 6.3 seconds.

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Besides generating more power, Toyota says the engine has better response and offers “a smoother, stress-free feel from low to high rpm.” Along with the upcoming Yaris GR, GR Supra and the upcoming GR Super Sport supercar, the new GR 86 also boasts a host of aerodynamic improvements developed to improve steering stability and responsiveness. Front suspension includes MacPherson struts while the rear setup boasts a dual wishbone setup, with both axes having 18-inch wheels wrapped in 215/40 tires.

You can easily see that the GR 86 continues to be a twin brother to the Subaru BRZ as the two largely share the same exterior design. The most obvious difference is the front grille design when on the Toyota GR 86 will be made stronger. The grille is similar to what you’ll find on the GR Yaris Hatchback, and the LED headlights also have a design that isn’t quite the same as on the BRZ.

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The cabin is almost identical to the BRZ model, apart from the slightly different upholstery and the GR badge on the steering wheel. This model has a 7-inch digital screen behind the wheel and an 8-inch infotainment screen in the center. From the shape of the vents and the seats to the shift device and the accelerator, brake, the 86 and BRZ have essentially the same interior. In terms of safety, the version uses an automatic transmission using Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assist technology.

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The second-generation Toyota GR 86 will go on sale in Japan this fall, with details on the North American version to be revealed at a later date.

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Hoang Huy (Forum.autodaily.vn)


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