The new Toyota GR 86 will premiere on the asphalt this summer in the Goodwood Festival of Speed, to be held from July 8 to 11 on the grounds of Goodwood house, in West Sussex (England).
The launch of the sports car will lead to a new trio of models developed by Toyota GAZOO Racing that will benefit from the same motorsport-inspired engineering and design advancements as the already acclaimed Toyota GR Supra y GR Toyota Yaris.
Framed in the First Glimpse section (First Look) of the festival, designed for new and exclusive vehicles in production, the GR 86 will demonstrate its qualities on the famous undulating track of Goodwood at the hands of a professional driver.
First seen in a virtual presentation in April of this year, the new Toyota GR 86 develops the qualities that led to the success of the multi-award winning GT86, a vehicle that offered the purest passion behind the wheel.
Its dimensions are virtually the same as its predecessor, but a 50% increase in torsional stiffness helps achieve a finer ride feel and steering, while weight reduction measures, which include use Aluminum roof and body panels should make it the lightest four-seater coupe in its class (1.270 kg).
Among the details derived directly from the automotive activities of Toyota GAZOO Racing, stands out the precision of design of the aerodynamic components, such as the front vents and tilting panels. The suspension incorporates front MacPherson system and rear double wishbone, and the vehicle has 18-inch wheels with 215 / 40R18 tires.
The new model has been jointly developed by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Subaru Corporation, after a new commercial and capital alliance agreed between both companies in September 2019.