- toyota has announced u.s. specs for the new 86 sports car.
- the 2022 toyota gr 86 features a 2.4-liter flat-four with 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.
- it will be available in base and premium trim levels and goes on sale in the u.s. later this year.
toyota has finally revealed the u.s. version of the new 2022 gr 86 sports car, which now wears a gr designation, for gazoo racing. the details are nearly identical to its subaru twin, the 2022 brz, and the two rear-wheel-drive coupes feature a new, larger flat-four and various chassis improvements that should make them even more fun to drive than before.
the gr 86's 2.4-liter flat-four officially makes 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet. that's a useful improvement over the old car's 205 hp and 156 pound-feet. a six-speed manual transmission is standard, with a six-speed automatic optional. toyota claims it will get to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds; for reference, our test of a 2020 model recorded a result of 6.2 seconds, so we think the new car might be even quicker than toyota's claim.
the base model comes standard with 17-inch wheels wrapped in michelin primacy hp tires, while the premium trim level upgrades to 18-inch wheels with michelin pilot sport 4 tires. available exterior colors include track bred, trueno blue, neptune blue, halo white, steel grey, pavement grey, and raven black.
like its predecessor, the gr 86 has two small rear seats that can fold to expand the trunk. toyota says that the new car can fit a set of four tires with the seats folded like the old model. a 7.0-inch digital gauge cluster and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system are both standard equipment, as is apple carplay and android auto.
toyota has yet to announce pricing, but we expect the gr 86 to start around $31,000.