Under the motto “Re Born”, that is born again, Toyota has on the Tokyo Motor Show presents 2011th The Japanese pride showed its latest rebirth, the serial version of a compact sports car that goes by the name Hachi Roku. That means in simple Japanese 86 in Germany, the 2 +2- seater is available in the autumn of next year as the Toyota GT 86 in the windows of the Toyota car dealerships.
TOYOTA GT 86: 200-HP BOXER ENGINE DELIVERS DRIVING PLEASURE
At the foot of the 3,800-meter-high Fuji is the Fuji Speedway, where we welcome the newborn for the first time with a light slap on the rear crisp. The sky is overcast, the track wet, the two-liter boxer engine roars from the pithy two thick pipes, and the needle on the tachometer jerks already impatient at the slightest touch of the accelerator. Grim looks of the GT 86 with tapered headlights to the front and is hungry for Speed: Accompanied by a typical boxer sound of four-cylinder rotates without hesitation into the limiter – the maximum output of 200 hp is the direct injection only at 7000 tours are available on the crankshaft press up to 205 Nm.
Thanks to the locking differential only 1190 kg heavy rear-wheel drive also knows little traction problems on wet asphalt. The low weight, low center of gravity and axle load distribution of 53 to provide 47 percent of Dynamics. For faster entry into curves with skillfully steers the rear part. The ESP allows for smaller drifts and reaches a relatively late, but the car was always in control – this especially athletic natures get their costs. A crisp six-speed manual transmission with short throw shifter completes the Toyota GT 86 from. In addition, the Japanese also offer a six-speed automatic, which can be operated via shift paddles on the steering wheel clean, but the Toyota steals something from his agility.