The popular Toyota GT 86 is believed to gain a larger and more powerful engine, as the model’s chief engineer, Tetsuya Tada, has recently announced.
The Subaru BRZ STI and its upgraded sister, the Toyota GT 86, may not be dead after all, as the company has recently announced. According to the Toyota official, the carmaker is currently testing a GT 86 equipped with a larger engine. The model in question is said to gain a 2.5 liter unit which will probably develop approximately 250 HP (184 kW), which is 50 HP (37 kW) more than the outgoing model. Besides the larger engine, Toyota is also considering a turbocharged version of the GT 86, along with a hybrid.
More details on the subject remain unknown for the moment for the moment and will probably be announced next month, during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The current Toyota GT 86, along with the Subaru BRZ, is being offered with a single 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine, equipped with the D-4S direct injection technology, producing 200 HP and 205 Nm of torque (151 lb-ft), at 6,000 rpm. The unit is mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, sending power to the rear wheels.