Toyota GT 86 unveiled, to debut at Tokyo Auto Show 2011 (Video)

By on Nov 28, 2011 in Asia, Automobile, Europe Comments

The Toyota GT 86 was unveiled on Sunday, November 27, 2011, as shown in the video below, which will make its debut at Tokyo Auto Show 2011 late next week.

Toyota GT 86
Image Credit: ToyotaEurope/YouTube

As announced by Toyota UK on their official blog on Sunday, November 27, 2011, Toyota introduced its new sports car, the Toyota GT86, after various concepts have been revealed in the past years.

“The GT 86 has been conceived as an entirely driver-focused machine, designed to deliver the core qualities of the classic sports car experience.” A statement reads as that day.

“That means precise, instant response to the smallest throttle and steering inputs and the kind of performance that appeals to those for whom driving are a passion, not a necessity.” The statement added.

The release of Toyota GT 86, which is being to be available in UK on June 2012, apparently marks the comeback of Toyota for its passion for lightweight and rear-wheel drive cars back in the 80s and 90s.

According to Toyota, GT 86 (or 2013 Scion FR-S in the US) sports a rear spoiler, twin exhausts and the “86′ piston logo” indicating the car’s special powertrain configuration; and is being dubbed as the world’s most compact four-seater sports car.

Below is the list of the specs of the Toyota GT 86, taken from the official website of Toyota UK.

* 4,240mm (167 in.) long, 1285mm (50.6 in.) high, 2,570mm (101 in.) wide

* 53:47 front-to-rear weight distribution

* 2.0-liter boxer with D4-S injection (direct and port injected)

* 197 hp @ 7,000 rpm and 151 lb-ft (205 Nm) @6,600 rpm

* 475mm (18.7 in.) center of gravity

* 6-speed manual or automatic transmissions

* 17-inch wheel/tire package standard

Meanwhile, the Tokyo Auto Show 2011 will start on Friday, December 2, 2011 and will last for 10 days until December 11, where a lot of other new cars will be featured.

From Toyota FT-86 Concept to GT 86
Video Credit: ToyotaEurope/YouTube

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