The Toyota GR86 may not be as fast as some other sports cars, but it’s still a fun machine to drive considering its price. THE Toyobaru the twins are said to be focused on delivering a great driving experience. This car is nimble and nimble which makes it fun to drive on twisty roads.
The GR86 comes with a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter boxer-four engine. Although it again ditched the turbos for the second generation, the larger mill produces more power, rated at 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet (250 Newton-meters) of torque. This engine is a significant improvement over the previous generation’s 2.0-litre, which produced only 205 hp.
The engine of the GR86 is paired with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission – the first is considered short and fast. In this case, the GR86 tested by AutoTopNL came with a shifter. As testing unfolded on the unrestricted sections of the highway, the driver in the video above attempted to reach the coupe’s claimed top speed of around 140 miles per hour (226 kilometers). per hour) – a respectable top speed for a car in this price range.
As you can see in the video, the pilot not only managed to reach this peak, but he was also able to go beyond said number. Of note, the speedometer read 142 mph (229 km/h) where it plateaued for a while.
In terms of acceleration, the GR86 can go from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in around 6.1 seconds. That’s a decent rate of acceleration for a car in its class, but it may not be as quick as some of its competitors. However, the GR86 makes up for its slightly slower acceleration with its maneuverability.
That said, the Toyota GR86 has been a favorite among tuners because it provides an affordable base vehicle for a tuning project. Even Toyota and several tuners have gone ballistic in tweaking the compact sports car, as seen in these seven different versions in Japan.