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Toyota GT86: car review

and furious: the Toyota GT86 – an back-to-basics coupé set to put the fun into Photograph: Observer


Top speed 140mph

These admitting that you actually driving can raise a few eyebrows. fell running, or ferreting, seen as the preserve of the unrefined a pastime for simple folk who think going fast is a Honestly, how unreconstructed! If I tell I love cars because I driving, I have to accompany it a shrug of incomprehension, as if to say: I how weird! And did you know I like Vaseline, too?

But there are a few of us out there, because why else Toyota have dared to a car like the GT86? It’s a unmitigated, back-to-basics driver’s a car that celebrates the most pleasure of firing up an engine, the gearbox and accelerating…

Over the past several what manufacturers call has been nothing more an attempt to make driving like driving and cars like cars. Open the today and you can’t even see the let alone get your hands and oil over the front of your Modern cars are opened a bleep on a fob, turned on the push of a button. You don’t to change gear or turn on the or wipers. You don’t have to about losing traction or cold. You can’t hear the or the road. You are insulated, isolated, a bit Of course it’s all bloody But occasionally you should sit in a car that you just how incredible a propulsive car can be. had wild swimming – maybe should be called wild

And that’s where the GT86 in. Toyota has a bit of form when it to sporting coupés. It’s us the Celica. Supra and the brilliant MR2. And it’s now rolled out the It’s the result of a joint between Subaru and Toyota – version, which is exactly the is called the BRZ. It’s up to you to which you think sounds

The GT86 (or, if you wish, the isn’t going to stop the with its looks. Yes, pretty, but it’s not a stunner. the front it has elegant wing and a low-scooping open grill; the back it boasts two handsome tail pipes and nicely cut – it’s nothing you haven’t before. Inside things are promising. It has bucket seats, a red steering wheel and a stubby gearstick. There are two back but they are tiny. Although I did to get two lanky teenage boys in – sort of flatpacked.

Start up the four-cylinder petrol and you begin to realise what all the is about. Squeeze the throttle and the note builds. The rear-wheel and instant steering make it snappy, the power comes in There’s nothing smooth the ride. It bounces over bumps as if it has no suspension at all. My hated sitting in the passenger But once you get out on to a long snaky the growl in your throat to match that coming the engine. It really does this little car. flat, balanced, light and – it’s addictive. A touch on the and you whip from side to It’s basic, but the engineers been smart enough to a car that flatters your An hour at the wheel and you start to your inner James .

Toyota GT 86

Many of our rivals have big tyres and four-wheel drive, Yoshi Sasaki of Toyota. have become sports that control their own – they have become Until now…

How to avoid a breakdown

The RAC is to turn the breakdown on its head this year the launch of its ‘magic box’ for which will remotely with base to provide information which could identify certain vehicle before they result in a and inconvenient breakdown.

The revolutionary RAC Advance early system builds on current technology but utilises the latest software to build a comprehensive of how a car’s systems are performing. In the of a breakdown it will alert the response team who can remotely with its onboard diagnostic to identify the fault and give an location for the motorist, enabling the service to swiftly despatch a pre-armed with the diagnosis and the repair solution or parts, or up a recovery vehicle if the problem be fixed at the roadside.

The simple the size of a matchbox, can be self-installed in and can be accessed via a mobile app on the driver’s or tablet enabling them to multiple levels of performance their own ‘driver score’, ‘taxman friendly’ mileage GPS tracking and other key information.

The RAC is keen to conduct extensive testing on its system and will be a team of 1,000 members to put RAC through its paces on UK roads – you can your interest via .


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