The Japanese based automaker Toyota is planning to introduce a new entry-level sports car, which will slot below the current GT 86.
The announcement hasn’t been made official just yet, but according to the guys at Car Advice, who have recently spoken to the Toyota GT 86 chief engineer, Tatsuya Tada, the company is currently considering the introduction of a new sports car, which should slot below the current GT 86. According to our source, the carmaker is looking for a three sports car lineup but the entry-level version of the Supra successor haven’t been officially approved for production. The new entry-level sports car will ride on a new rear-wheel drive platform and it will be co-developed with another carmaker.
Additional details on the new Toyota entry-level sports car remain unknown for the moment, but as a quick reminder, the current GT 86 is powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder boxer engine, which is also found on the Scion FR-S and on the Subaru BRZ. The total output produced by the engine stands at 187 HP, at 7,000 rpm, and 205 Nm of torque (151 lb-ft), available at 6,600 rpm. Power is being sent to the rear-wheel drive through a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. On the Old Continent, prices for the GT 86 start at 29,990 EUR.