The Toyota GT 86 has recently won its first race in Great Britain after finishing on the first place at the Toyota Sprint Series at Barkston Heath last Sunday.
According to officials within the Japanese based automaker, the Toyota GT 86 in question has been driven by Adrian Smith of Fensport, who was helped by his co-driver, Steve Sutcliffe, from Autocar. The 0.75 miles (1.21 km) have been finished in 54.55 seconds and the vehicle has used its standard Subaru boxer engine, mated to the six-speed manual transmission.
“Driving the GT 86 for the first time on track was an absolute joy, the car has responded so well to our modifications and has proved to be a very capable and extremely well handling package. I am really looking forward to further development of the car and hope to repeat our initial success”, said Adrian Smith.
As a quick reminder, the Toyota GT 86 is powered by the same engine as the Subaru BRZ or the Scion FR-S, which is the 2.0 liter four-cylinder petrol unit, borrowed by Subaru and fitted with the company’s D-4S direct injection. The petrol engine is developing a total output of 187 horsepower, at 7,000 rpm, and it has a peak torque of 205 Nm (151 lb-ft), available at 6,600 rpm. The unit is mated to a six-speed manual in standard, or to a six-speed automatic, which will be available as an option.