The Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ have made waves since their release in 2012. They provide the perfect tuning platform with plenty of aftermarket support, but despite this are very stable cars in stock form. They’re built for fun, a pure driving experience, and all this on a budget.
While the New GT86, now with a name change to GR86 with the ‘GR’ standing for Gazoo Racing, has been spotted on the road, the forum GR86.org has come out with a render of what they think the car could look like from what’s been seen so far.
Measurements for the car are confirmed to come in with a wheelbase of 2,750 mm, and an overall length of 4,250 mm. Width comes in at 1,780 mm, and height at 1,315 mm. From these numbers, we’re guessing that the new car will sit on the same platform, albeit with plenty of upgrades. But now we get to see the design in the almost flesh, and we love it.
It has muscled arches and the front bumper looks like it was inspired fractionally by Nissan’s 370Z. Overall, it looks less fussy than the outgoing model, with cleaner lines and fewer angles. But the bigger difference comes under the bonnet, as the 2.0-litre skips off to the junkyard and is replaced by a rumoured turbocharged 2.4-litre boxer engine currently found in the Ascent, Legacy, and Outback. Here, we’re looking at around 255hp.
Just wait until the tuners get a load of this.