The Toyota Gazoo Racing team has unveiled the all-new 2022 GR 86, which brings enhanced handling and exterior aerodynamics, increased power and an upgraded interior, the company announced.
With its wide stance and low center of gravity, the 2+2 rear-wheel drive coupe’s handling changes come in the form of front- and rear-frame reinforcements that increase rigidity. Functional exterior air vents were also added to further support steering stability. Weight shaving details, such as aluminum roof panels and fenders, also kept it at a curb weight of just over 2,800 lbs.
The 2.4-liter naturally aspirated, horizontally opposed four-cylinder boxer engine, brings the power upgrade, increasing from 205 to 228 hp and from 156 to 184 lb.-ft. of torque on the manual version. The power boost comes from tweaks like increased bore size, changes to the intake and exhaust systems and optimization of the Toyota D-4S dual injection technology. Drivers will have the choice of a 6-speed manual (MT) or automatic transmission (AT).
Zero to 60 times have dropped from 7 to 6.1 seconds for the MT and from 8 to 6.6 seconds for the AT.
Stopping power is delivered by 11.6- and 11.4-inch vented front and rear brakes. The sportscar is equipped with Michelin Primacy HP tires on 17-inch wheels on the GR 86, and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires aboard forged black 18-inch wheels on the Premium grade.
Available in two grades, GR 86 and GR 86 Premium, it will come in seven exterior color choices, including “Track bRED.” The premium grade comes equipped with a rear duckbill spoiler.
The cabin features upgraded front seats with a deep bucket design and side bolsters that keep driver and passenger supported during serious cornering, the automaker said. GR 86 Premium grade seats are upholstered in Alcantara with leather accents, in addition to leather-trimmed driver touchpoints and silver-colored accents.
Additional interior upgrades include a three-mode digital display, offering different information layouts for Normal, Sport or Track driving modes. An 8-inch Multimedia Touchscreen with six speakers comes on the standard grade, while an eight-speaker system comes standard on the Premium grade. Connected Services, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto compatibility with NFC pairing, and a Sirius-XM three-Month All Access trial are also available