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Toyota GT 86 coupe

Toyota, Subaru Sports Set Our Hearts Aflutter

This is it. these are them . The Toyota GT 86 and BRZ. They are awesome. why:

They’re rear-wheel-drive cars with flat-four

They’re crazy light for they are, weighing 2,600 pounds.


They’re bound to be cheap, the Toyota, which will wear a Scion badge.


They’re rear-wheel-drive cars with flat-four

Much has been written these cars in recent and the two automakers finally unveiled at the Tokyo auto show. were developed in a corporate and are essentially the same car. And cars they are, the classic Japanese sports of the 1970s think Datsun with thoroughly modern boxer engines bolted to a six-speed manual.

The engine, by the has a “square” bore and stroke of 86 X 86 mm, means it’ll be suited to at high RPM. Look for 197 and 151 pound feet of torque in a car not larger than a Mazda Miata. We figure it’ll be 15 minutes before the tuners these things making amounts of power.

Small size. Light Low center of gravity (boxer remember?). Can you say insanely fun to drive? Oh

Toyota GT 86 coupe

The Subaru BRZ is essentially a carbon of the Toyota GT-86. The two automakers on the vehicles.

Perhaps equally important, cars represent new directions for which has never done a RWD and for Toyota, which builds cars with zero As Sam Smith notes over at MSN the GT 86 (first pic) suggests is waking from its long The GT 86 is Toyota building a car that the soul, incites some It is Toyota building a car . not an appliance .

Tetsuya Tada, the chief on the GT 86, said as much in an excellent with Bertell Schmidt of The About Cars:

“There is a standard for designing new cars,” he “This standard was to a large ignored. Why did we do this? There are that are accepted by a lot of people. cars that are easy to and that do not break easily. are standard Toyota cars. The 86 is not a car that. We had to change our design for this car. We may have to do again for other cars.”

Yes, please do. We need cars like this that are affordable, fun and soul-stirring.

7 p.m. EST Dec. 1: Our knowledge of Subarus is lacking. Reader W. noted in an email that the 360, R-2 and Rex were rear-engine, vehicles. Thanks, Bill!


Toyota GT 86 coupe
Toyota GT 86 coupe
Toyota GT 86 coupe
Toyota GT 86 coupe

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