After Toyota launched its GR Sportscar Series in late 2017, the Japanese carmaker has unveiled in full, the Toyota 86 GR Sport. This GR Sportscar Series is Toyota’s initiative to spice up their model range in hopes of cultivating the pleasure of getting behind the wheel.
The 86 GR Sport benefits from a sharper exterior styling thanks to GR specific front spoiler, side skirts, rear spoiler and GR Rays forged aluminium wheel measuring 17-inch in diameter. There are two wheel options for customers to choose from – 17 × 7.5J front & rear or 17 × 7.5J front & 17 × 8.5J the latter comes with mixed tyre size setup.
Inside, the 86 GR Sport gains a new three-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel, GR branded start button, 7.0-inch GR T-Connect Navi with Toyota Gazoo Racing Recorder that displays various track performance data as well as a white instrument cluster centre dial.
Unfortunately, Toyota did not give the new 86 variant any power upgrades whatsoever. It still gets the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine pushing out 200 hp and 205 Nm of torque. Drive is of course sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed auto or manual transmission.
The only performance enhancing option that customers can spec are the Brembo brakes in two configurations 4 pot front & 2 pot rear or the more aggressive set up of 6 pot front and 4 pot rear, GR front steering rack brace and GR rear suspension member brace.
Existing Toyota 86 owners can also retrofit all the aforementioned GR parts onto their car beginning October 2018 onwards.
Toyota 86 GR Sport (AT)