For a company that brought out some of the greatest sporting legend cars such as the MRS, the Supra and the Celica the absence from the sports car seen has been long.
|Toyota GT 86|
However I am sure they wanted to get everything perfect for the debut of their latest creation from the long line of sporting legends.
Let me introduce you to the latest sensation in Toyotas history, the all new GT 86.
|Classy and sporty rear|
|Leather covered steering wheel|
The Corolla GT had an enduring nature for its amazing handling capabilities and great power to weight ratio.
|Unlike any Toyota|
It until today has numerous fans including 2WD rally drivers. In Kenya the Corolla GT is currently a participant in the KCB rally circuit. OK, that was a short history lesson now let’s gets back to the new car.
|Enough storage space in the back|
Rather than using a heavy, large capacity engine, Toyota has opted instead to go back to its sporting roots, installing a compact, front-mounted, free-revving petrol engine that drives the rear wheels.
|rear of the GT 86|
|Front air splitter|
The engine was developed by Subaru and Toyota and is the first horizontally opposed, naturally aspirated 1,998cc four-cylinder boxer engine.
|2.0 litre boxer engine|
Both the power train and the driving position have been set as low and as far back as possible to achieve the best balance.
There is also a rear spoiler, twin exhausts and the “86” piston logo that denotes the car’s special power train configuration.
|Stylish 17 inch rims|
Power is distributed to the rear wheels via a limited slip differential to give the best possible grip in all driving conditions.
|GT 86 infotainment system|
|Available in good old manual|
The result is the best possible visibility and readability. The driver-focus of the cockpit is further reinforced by the carbon-effect trim, all-black roof lining, red stitching on the upholstery, aviation-style rocker switches and lightweight, aluminium pedals.
It also comes with numerous customizable parts just like its predecessor.
|Brings back old memories|