Test: Test Toyota GT86. Outside and inside (II)

Much has been made of the Toyota GT86 up to the present. Little, however, of this version with the three developments, that is where we will start. The antenna of shark, in reality it is a novelty almost necessary because it improves the visual aesthetic of the car, and I bet that more than one owner has been asked that how is your model not featured since the first appearance in the market in the year 2012.

The imitation carbon fibre is slightly different to the one I had before, with small figures in the shape of a ‘T’, although evidently the simile of fiber is not only the most recognizable, but that prints an image slightly more sporty.

finally, you do have a practical sense, is the central armrest. It has a button on the side closest to the driver to be able to open it. The hinges are on the passenger side and therefore opens out in that direction. The unlock button on the armrest is in a position certainly delayed and is not the most comfortable solution. It is also worth noting that if you have a can of standard soft drink in the cup holder of your interior, it is not possible to close it.


At dusk, the pilots LED’s start to take the lead role in the behind

once clarified the new details, we recall that the main arguments of this car are that it is a sports coupe with 2+2 seats, a boxer engine (this cylinder arrangement is also used on Subaru and Porsche) that develops 200 HP of maximum power at 7000 rpm and a maximum torque of 205 Nm between 6,400 for-6,600 rpm directed everything to the rear axle. The weight together is content (1.239 kg in vacuum). The compression ratio is high (12.5:1) and therefore the car must be powered as a general rule, with 98 octane petrol.

the dimensions of The car are of 4.240 mm long, 1.775 mm wide and 1.285 mm in height. The distance between axles is of 2.570 mm Are measures that allow us to adapt to the proportions of the car, but its low height requires us to have a certain flexibility to enter and exit; as many sweatpants size S. The trunk has a volumetric capacity of 243 liters, which are quite generous, and even the back of the rear seats can be folded down leaving a flat surface. A curious fact is that the available space in the trunk with the enlargement, it is exactly four tires. Precisely to be able to go to circuits and make up a game spent.

a Few tires, which by the way will make the delights of the car on the curves, because in three years it has been decided that the original bet by the Michelin HP Primacy was not a bad option. So we understand: there are rubbers precisely for a sports car and the limit lose more grip than a rubber more soft and right… but what is the problem if this car is designed virtually to go on the side? With this I do not mean in any way to be unsafe but have been designed for other types of driving. The rims are 17 inch with a design without an alternative, aspect that should be reviewed to be able to give at least options that is not recourse to manufacturers not official.


The line of stress lower amounts by the rear wheel arch

finally, on the outside is still the same car that already knew each other, being virtually identical to a Subaru BRZ but with a front that is slightly modified. Everything here is a matter of taste. For me, a fan all of the lighting, the LED strip of daytime lighting, is better integrated into the Toyota, and it is also a sign of identity which the indicator is positioned almost at the height of the fog. The headlights are bi-xenon series, and although they offer a lighting that is more than correct, it is time to change to the LED as have many of his brothers of range. Especially when Toyota has for many years been betting on this technology; even before they are popular.

At the back we find a small spoiler and two exhaust large as protagonists. The queues are really generous for the result you get in terms of sound, where the Toyota meet but not particularly noteworthy. to A size more content would have been so agreed as successful, although once more, the impression generated is of a car of a higher level. And that is the word discretion is not in the dictionary of the GT86.

finally, on the side there is a small logo that simulates –as an anecdote what we have – the propeller boxer shorts. By the way: the name has not been chosen at random. It is a motor that is square, meaning that the diameter of the cylinder and the piston stroke are equal, which in this case is of 86,0 X 86,0 mm


Silhouette cutting coupe with the pilot sitting in the middle of


If, at this point you are still reading about the Toyota GT86, then you will understand that the use of materials is correct and with a few adjustments decent. It really is rather spartan, but a car of this style tends to be, as the Nissan 370Z or Mazda MX-5 NC.

is dominated by the use of plátiscos hard and the stitching red. The dashboard is clearly targeted to minimalism, without complex digital displays that would not have already in the cars of the past decade. However, its design is very timeless. is clearly dominant the tachometer with a dial color white and sobrerégimen by 7,400 rpm; most high and one of the charms of the ‘Tobaru’.

The design of the controls for the climate control I always remembered the clocks in the Delorean from back to the future, which brings a touch of grace to the time that ‘geek’. They are simple, bizona, and although the touch of the roulette wheel is not of the highest level, it is functional, which is what this car looks. Functionality over quality. What should be improved is the central screen that looks like it has been built apart.


The lever transmits sportiness in its design

The graphics may be better and would give a feeling of greater visual quality, in my opinion, would be justified within a price above 30.000 euros, for very ‘simple’ who wants to be Toyota. it is True that in Europe and in Spain, these details count up for the purists that although what is perceived as a secondary priority, is not of more that the central display transmit more quality. that being Said, it is true that the handling is not very complex and quite intuitive and despite having a touch panel of pressure, the commands respond very well.

The change is manual and six-speed and the lever has a successful design and sporty, but without a doubt the best is in your touch. Behind the lever are the buttons on the stability control (VSC), which operate in two modes: normal or Sport.


The seats pick up very well, even at the height of the shoulders

If we’re talking the automatic change-there would be a button Snow also. Of course, the rear passengers should be children because it is virtually impossible to get an adult comfortably in this row, although the seats have been designed in such a way that the rear is too sunken to maximize the space of your knees to the front seat back and the ergonomics. However, even the feet almost don’t fit under the seat of the pilot/co-pilot, not to mention the absence of the headrest… What is this, a two-seater with small options for versatility.