After a long wait, the Japanese based automaker Toyota has officially revealed the first images and details about the GT 86 which is actually the production version of the FT-86 concept, which will go on sale in the US as the Scion FR-S.
According to the car manufacturer, the Toyota GT 86 comes equipped with Subaru’s new horizontally opposed 2.0 liter flat-four boxer engine, being enhanced with the D-4S injection technology, developing a total output of 197 horsepower at 7.000 rpm and has a peak torque of 205 Nm (151 lb-ft) available at 6.600 rpm. Toyota says that the new GT 86 is 4.240 mm long, 1.285 mm high and 2.570 mm wide, being the most compact four-seat sports car on the market and also having a weight distribution ration of 53:47 (front to rear). The low driver position and four-cylinder engine has also enabled the GT86 a very low center of gravity of just 475 mm.
The production version of one of the most expected Japanese sports cars of the year, the GT 86, has been made on a new platform with highly aerodynamic bodyshell stretched tight over the car’s mechanical elements. Toyota says that the low center of gravity and aerodynamic performance, along with the more compact dimensions, have been inspired by motorsport technology. Sadly we don’t have any performance figures of official prices yet but those numbers will most likely be announced by the automaker close to the GT 86’s launch.