Car review: Toyota GT 86 — verdict — BBC Top Gear

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Toyota Gt86

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Glorious to form for Toyota’s rear-drive line

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Toyota’s chief engineer for the outlines three key elements define his new creation: no turbo, no narrow tyres. A quick lap is not the priority from this car: rather, driver is. The firm’s new rear-wheel drive car is here to prove that do not necessarily have to become faster, gripper and less acceptable.

The sibling to the Subaru BRZ, are oh-so obvious. The differences are to the merest detail changes: a different grille, alternative within the headlight structure units are shared), different alternative markings on the rev counter. go looking for headline variations you won’t find them. this matter? No. Simply see it as two of getting one of the best driver’s you can buy.


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Toyota says the is dynamically identical to the Subaru in way apart from spring and rate changes. Experience in the UK reveals any variations to be minimal in the — few will tell any at all. We may have detected a bit softness and roll in the GT86, but really hard to tell any contrasts between them. So, like the BRZ, the GT86 is a little coupe. Light on its eager to change direction, it rides beautifully and has delicious The offbeat flat four is sweet and best of all, joyfully well balanced you turn off the stability control and a bit of fun. Even the electric steering is masterfully good.

On the inside

It’s all nice and in here, with low-set and a perfectly positioned steering that nestles into hands as naturally as the stubby, gearlever. The rev counter is positioned in the middle of the dial pack, showing its 7,400rpm red line, there is also a nod to sophistication the availability of colour touchscreen in the centre of the dash. Just go looking for the delicate finish of an TT as that’s not what this car is Instead, it’s again simplicity and focusing on the driver. comes in the fundamentals, not the soft-touch


Surprisingly, Toyota and Subaru not differed on pricing strategy: the BRZ, the GT86 comes in at Equipment levels are identical the single trim has just two key sat nav and an automatic gearbox, the latter of which we’d of course despite it being more than the manual — the gearing, says Toyota. No, we

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