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Toyota GT 86 officially revealed at 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
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Toyota GT 86 has officially revealed the first pictures and details after the long awaited days. A car with an enduring reputation for delivering sheer excitement and capturing the fundamental joy of driving and finally over as the Japanese automaker came out with all the juicy details ahead of the car’s world premiere at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show on November 30.
“With the shared desire to provide the dream and joy of cars, TMC and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (owners of the Subaru-brand) worked together to develop the 86 as a unique rear-wheel-drive vehicle, with intuitive handling, that embodies the essence of driving enjoyment,” Toyota said in a statement.
The model in its current form will launch throughout Europe and Japan and is the result of a collaboration between Toyota and Subaru. It will eventually spawn 2 additional models: the Subaru BRZ which will be available globally and the North American market Scion FR-S. All three cars will share the same platform and mechanical hardware including the Subaru-sourced flat-four, with only minor styling differences between them.
 Power comes from a 2.0 liter 4-clyinder boxer engine and its redline is 7,500 rpm with maximum output of 197 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 151 pound-feet of torque at 6,600 rpm. And customers will have a choice of either a standard six-speed manual gearbox with a short-throw lever or an optional six-speed automatic transmission that can be controlled using paddle shifts mounted on the steering wheel, drive the rear wheels via a limited slip differential.
The interior design seeks the essence of sports cars by emphasizing the form, placement and materials of each element. The seatbacks and cushion surfaces, for example, are designed to provide support during acceleration g-forces from the front, the back and to the sides. In addition, the shape of the front seats is designed to prevent elbows from interfering with gearshift operation. Additionally, the three-cluster meter built around the tachometer has been designed with particular attention paid to display placement, markings and typeface to enhance visibility and readability during sports driving.

Dimensions measuring 4,240mm long, 1,285mm high and 2,570mm wide, make it the most compact four-seater sports cars on the market. A near perfect balance has been achieved with a weight distribution ratio of 53:47 (front-to-rear). The flat-four engine format and low driver position has also enabled the GT 86 a very low center of gravity of just 475mm.

Photo Toyota GT 86


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