Toyota’s new sports car impresses everyone.
Toyota recently launched their latest, and possibly most impressive sports car to date, the Toyota 86. Known as the GT-86 in Europe and Scion FR-S in US, the Toyota 86 is a collaboration between Toyota and Subaru to bring to the masses a good old fashioned front engine, rear wheel, light weight sports car that’s easy on the budget and good enough to be a daily driver as well.
Toyota put up a nice show for the launch, with some cool projector mapping techniques on display. In the video below you can have a look at the colors the 86 will be available in.
The Toyota 86 will be available later this month, with four trims available at launch.
- Base/ Manual/ 16-inch Alloys = AED 95,000
- Base/ Auto/ 16-inch Alloys (No LSD) = AED 100,000
- Mid-level/ Auto (w/ Paddle Shifts)/ 17-inch Alloys/ Start Button w/Keyless Entry = AED 115,000
- Full-options/ Auto (w/ Paddle Shifts)/ 17-inch Alloys/ Start Button w/Keyless Entry/ Leather Seats = AED 125,000
It’s tragic that the base level auto doesn’t come with a Limited-Slip Differential, but regardless, all cars handled exceptionally well.
As part of the press trip we were all allowed to drive the car on a skidpad on watered surface. Take a look at the video below to get an idea of how the Auto 86 performs with VSC Off, followed by all Stability and Traction control off.
The second video below shows a lap around the Yas marina main circuit where you can hear the car pushing well past the 6k RPM range being controlled with the paddle shifts.
You can have a look at the gallery below for a better sense of how the car looks and feels. All the above videos and pictures were taken by the new Canon 5D Mark III DSLR. The only changes that were made to both pictures and videos was a simple resize. Look forward to our review of the 5D Mark III soon.