Toyota GT86 will cost around £25,000 when it reaches the UK next summer

The all-new Toyota GT86 coupe will cost around £25,000 when it reaches the UK next summer.

Read our full Toyota GT86 review

GT86 is the name for the coupe in Europe, as a tribute to the Corolla Levin AE86. In Japan the new car will simply be known as ‘86’ and US models will be called FR-S and sold under Toyota’s Scion sub-brand. The rear-drive coupe had been known as FT-86 throughout its development.

Full technical details of the GT86, which makes its world debut at this week’s Tokyo motor show alongside its co-developed Subaru BRZ sibling, reveal its 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine produces 197bhp at 7000rpm and 151lb ft at 6600rpm. Top speed for the 1180kg front-engined coupe is likely to be around 155mph.

The GT86 can be ordered with either a six-speed manual or six-speed auto gearbox, the latter being controlled via steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. A limited-slip differential also features.

Read our Toyota GT86 first drive review

Toyota claims the GT86’s dimensions of 4240mm in length and 1285mm in height (no width figure has been released) make it the most compact four-seater car in the world. It has an ultra-low centre of gravity, rated at just 475mm.

The powertrain and driving position have been set as low and as far back as possible to optimise balance, giving the car a 53/47 weight distribution. The GT86 features MacPherson strut front suspension and rear double wishbone suspension, and will ride on 17in wheels.

Read our Toyota GT86 automatic first drive review

 

Our Verdict

Toyota GT86
The stated criteria for the GT86 read like a purist's manifesto: rear-drive, no turbo, ordinary tyres

This light, uncomplicated coupé promises so much. Can the Toyota GT86 deliver?

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