Toyota GT86 TRD — Sports cars, Toyota — Motor Sport Magazine

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Toyota GT86 TRD

Engine four cylinders

Power

Torque 151lb ft@6600rpm

six-speed manual, rear drive

0-62mph 7.7sec

Top 143mph

Economy 34.9mpg

news: Toyota has released a upgrade package for its wondrous sports car that makes it faster. Bad news: it does so by the assets that made it so fun in the first place.

Be careful you wish for. The ideal of the Racing Developments modifications for the sound fair enough. of the ‘enhancements’ are cosmetic and include like quadruple rear extended side skirts and a rear diffuser, but the important bits, the engine, gearbox and remain unchanged. How, can such innocent additions such a very great

For two reasons, neither hitherto Firstly, the TRD add-ons (which include TRD badging on the wheel fuel filler and gearshift) add to the cost of the car, pushing it through the £30,000 barrier and one of two pillars upon which its reputation has been built. It is no outstanding value for money.

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The other pillar, of course, is the fun it when you drive it hard. taken care of by nothing innocuous than a set of 18-inch rims covered with sticky Yokohama tyres.

You think such a minor could hardly affect the car to a degree but it does, in one move the car’s core strength simultaneously exposing further its key failing.

I’ll explain. As you may a standard GT86 has 17-inch because that’s what is if you want to cover them in the same low rolling resistance, hard tyres it uses for the warrior known as the Prius. Why Toyota want to give a double wishbone, low-slung the same tyres as a Prius? To it easy for anyone with enthusiasm than skill to be to drift it safely, slowly and This is done through the combination of iron-willed suspension and tyres with almost no

grip.

What Toyota has done the TRD is give it grip, and that’s a It’ll still drift, but you to be going much faster to it happen. When it does it slides far more quickly, swifter and more accurate In the meantime, it also makes the feel underpowered. When it had no its 2-litre flat-four motor felt well suited to the as there was enough grunt to it into action.Now that balance has been lost and the car underpowered.


The good news is that of this affects the standard which remains the most everyday car you can buy for less than I await Toyota’s next to develop it with interest. I a subtle upgrade to a 2.5-litre with,  say, 240bhp and a slice of extra torque work wonders, complete a little additional stiffness at the and a slightly softer rear to aid

And then maybe, just some 18-inch rims.

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