Toyota planning hotter GT 86 image

The Japanese based automaker Toyota is planning to develop a hotter model of the GT 86 sports car.

After Subaru has announced its plans to produce an STI version of the BRZ, Toyota couldn’t stay aside and a hotter version of the GT 86 supercar is being planned these days. The upcoming Toyota GT 86 isn’t expected to pack a lot of horsepower under its hood and in fact the model should get around 220 or 230 HP from the same 2.0 liter engine, which will be tweaked. Besides the hotter version of the Toyota GT 86, the car manufacturer is also planning to produce a drop top version of the model, which will be officially presented to the public during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March.

Additional details on the hotter Toyota GT 86, or on the Cabrio version, are limited for the moment, but as a quick reminder, the standard variant is getting the same engine as the Scion FR-S, sold over-seas, and as the Suburu BRZ, the Subaru borrowed 2.0 liter four-cylinder petrol unit, fitted with the Toyota D-4S direct injection system, which is producing 187 HP at 7,000 rpm and 205 Nm of torque (151 lb-ft) available at 6,600 rpm. The unit is mated to either a six-speed manual (standard) or to a six-speed automatic transmission (optional).

Source: Autocar