they Say you should never meet your idols. What your head imagined, never correspond with reality. Yes, it is true, most of the times, I would say that they are right those who say, because of disappointments is filled with the world and we don’t want more. But when we talk about cars, for me, everything changes. I’d rather a broken heart than to stay with that thorn. The reinterpretation of the lightweight sports Toyota I fell in love with since he set foot on the Earth. A feeling that I hope it will continue in its second edition. The following lines will have a protagonist, and only one, because you’re about to start the test of the Toyota GT86.
Well, everyone has their idols, right? If you are reading these lines, it’s sure that one of yours has four wheels. In my case, most, because some time ago I left behind the basketball. Contrary to what you might think, a good part of those idols do not come from houses as well known as Ferrari, Lamborghini or Porsche. I’m not stupid, no. I love the Ferrari F430 Scuderia. Also the Lamborghini Aventador SV. Not to mention my beloved Porsche 911. But the light sport, such as the Toyota GT86 or the Mazda MX-5, they have a little bit of my heart. And a big one, huh?
The lightweight sports is a concept that we should all have stored in our garage, in the interpretation you want, but prepared for those gray days, in which nothing comes out. Body compact, weight, contents, powerful engine, rear-wheel-drive… I don’t know what it is for your ears, but for me, these words together are encouraged that the lyrics of The Macarena. It doesn’t need 300 horsepower. No, because here what matters is the weight. And no, you do not lack the on-road comfort of a BMW 750i, because the more you feel the road, the better.
If in your veins runs the same blood that nourished the heart of the Toyota 2000GT, the Celica, the Supra, the AE86 and the MR2… nothing can go wrong, isn’t it? And that is, often a family tree of the Toyota GT86. It is difficult to find their ancestors, although more complicated if it is worth it to tell you what is the competition of this japanese. An Audi TT can’t be compared with him. Neither is a BMW Z4. The Mazda MX-5 and Fiat 124 Spider are affordable but convertibles, a body that neither can match. What then?
the dimensions of The Toyota GT86 does not go out of the 4,24 meters long, has 1.77 meters wide and 1,28 meters high. So you have a reference, your brother, the Auris, a car that is playing in the C-segment, is longer, and considerably more high. Then there is the weight, it does not reach up to 1,300 kg, And the price, hovering always the 30,000 euros. Not to mention the aesthetic, eye-catching and filled with personality. The only direct competitor to the Toyota GT86 can have is called the Subaru BRZ, and it is practically the same car.
Could continue talking about everything that surrounds the figure with a last name GT86, but I will not do it, because I do not pretend that these lines will become a monologue. I want to tell you my experiences with the new Toyota GT86 to create in you a response. And essentially, this new edition that suggests the japanese brand is the same as that presented in 2012, but with some detail that are worth highlighting. Dropped the hood the same engine atmospheric four-cylinder boxer, with 200 horsepower and 205 Nm of torque, there is an increase of the energy to highlight, or any component that arrives for the premiere. What is new then?
Sports, do you and nothing more?
The Toyota GT86 is a lightweight sports, is designed to make you enjoy, but also can take you to work, yes… or is it? In these moments, I turn to the faculty. I have started an instant ago, and I’ve been out of the car park as I do every morning. Yes, I’ve heard the expected thud of the exhaust that you could not miss when you press the start button and I have manoteado with the steering wheel more than usual. But it is a sport, not a Kia Rio, so you can’t be soft like that stuffed animal that you slept little.
city. Speed bumps, potholes, brake, accelerator. The chaos made buildings and bridges. In my favor is that I have a sporty lightweight, and not a Bentley Continental, so in terms of dimensions I have a lot to gain. I get to school, mission accomplished. Or my back has to go through the physical therapist for the shock of a suspension to be extremely hard, it is hard but don’t get to be insufferable, or get unhinged by the low maneuverability of your address and the domain of your body. In addition, at the end of the day the consumption in city is around 9 l., figures not comparable with a diesel but if we speak of a gas of 200 HP we can say that it is acceptable. Yes, the absence of parking sensor is a point against in this adventure for the city, a detail that some will add to the hardness of the seats.
A tune addictive
The Toyota GT86 can take you to work, or to class, yes, but neither has been created for such a purpose, and the story ends. Please, I’m not from the team of writer Los Serrano. We will start again, because we now turn to the national road, curves and mountain. it Is here, precisely here, where the 30,000 euros that you will have to pay if you want it, you will begin to make sense.
Fifth, fourth, third… first curve. The first impression you’ll have is that you can go faster. Care, I’m not making an appeal to the speed, but the japanese seem to do with the curves what a monkey does with the bananas. The tuning of this car is amazing. After this review that the mark has been completed, the chassis is still better, comparing with the most reputable sports. It is clear that, if you remember the family tree that we have already walked, you can understand this DNA so pure.
Is noble, the Toyota GT86 is very noble. Go easy in the turns, not puts impediments. Just turn where you want and he will go there. We can hardly notice a little understeer, barely-there rolling. The outputs of the curves, if you dare, they are funny. Behind you want to hang out all the time. Is waiting for you to step on with strength on the foot pedal of the accelerator to decompose. With a few narrow tires, 200 horsepower at the rear wheels and the traction control turned off, it is sufficient for oversteer. And is that for a long corner the front will not move, will remain in the trajectory, viéndotelas only with the rear.
New option Track
In this sense, the brand proposes a new way of driving. This is one of the major innovations of this model in addition to the aesthetic. I am referring to the option Track, button that you will find in the tunnel of transmission. With it you can spend of ready, then disables the controls to a certain point, at which time as you would your father give you a slap on the wrist, correcting the trajectory. It is very useful if you want to increase the security rolling in sporty driving, although you should not rely because if the asphalt is in bad condition I could give you a scare.
The best option within the segment of the light sport
Toyota GT86 slows with forcefulness. You don’t have to worry about this section as mounted ventilated discs both in front and behind correct dimensions. You also don’t have to do it with your address, because although I would like to send more information to the driver, is direct, and as I have already mentioned bringing the car to where you ask. The engine is another story, because you have to know that to take to be able to get the most out. In this sense, our best ally will be the manual gearbox, as well mounted this unit. Six speeds are geared with a touch sporty for short trips and well guided.
Beating only inches from my feet found the boxer 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol. Is the same as that of the previous generation, only with some slight updating. Is placed above the front train, it is atmospheric and complies with 205 Nm of torque. Its acceleration from 0-100 km/h is 7.6 seconds, with a maximum speed is around 226 km/h. You know that the numbers will always be numbers, and that here that matter are the sensations.
This lightweight sports is not going to despeinarte at the flick of a throttle. Neither will leave you breathless with a slight brush of the pedal. To take advantage of these 200 horses of power proposed by the japanese brand, you have to climb laps. Move between 4,500 and 7,000 rpm will be necessary if you want to fully enjoy him. Right here brings that intensity that you are looking for, that genius that you are asking and he gives you gladly. Do not raise turns as fast as a Pagani Huayra, but it is more than enough to satisfy you.
The choice of a naturally aspirated engine boxer has been highly debated during all this time. Some call for a system of overfeeding, others are opting for a different architecture. Not convinces them the idea that a boxer can be placed in a lower position, and that the dynamics can be improved. If you want to know my opinion I will tell you that every sports personality and that I like the Toyota GT86. If you want a kick “turbo” you have thousands of options in the segment of compact sports. The Toyota GT86 is, as we are their ancestors, simply, unique.
to Strengthen your character
Before you say goodbye I can’t let you do a review for her new body, another one of those developments of which you spoke. The sports, in essence, shows the same face, but it is based on a design more worked. The surface treatment is the same, highlighting the new bumper or the rear spoiler among other accessories. They are going to continue looking at you in the street, they will. The Toyota GT86 does not want to go unnoticed. “Badass” is more intense, not so much with the of a Honda Civic Type R, but yes it is more eye-catching.
Your cabin wins in quality. The order is the same but mounts some elements of the new bill they get that sporty go up a notch in this section. As you can imagine, the squares in front are the best space in the passenger compartment. The seats grip better than the bed Hannibal Lecter and the space is sufficient. It’s the opposite in the rear seats, which can only travel people of short stature and short routes. So now you know, if somebody doesn’t ends up falling well you can always upload it to these seats. To finish the interior features 237 l. of cubicaje, or what is the same, two suitcases of medium size and little more. His mouth is tight, and if you compare it with an Audi TT, the space is even more scarce.
Toyota GT86 is the best option if you are looking for a sporty affordable. You will not have the best grades, although that has improved in this sense with its new generation. Not a cabin spacious, for nothing. But it has that “piece of the past that so much we miss when we talk about sports cars modern, and has it for less than you can imagine.
Acknowledgements the Karting Olivenza by assign to us its facilities.
Prices new Toyota GT86
|200 Boxer||Manual 6v||Rear||32.990 €|
|200 Boxer||AT||Rear||34.990 euro|
the Opinion of the editor
- Score 4.5 stars
- Toyota GT86
- Review of:
exterior DesignEditor: 90%
Design interiorEditor: 80%
Seats, frontEditor: 85%
rear SeatsEditor: 75%
Summary: The Toyota GT86 is your best option if you are looking for a sporty, lightweight and affordable.
- Engine regime under
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