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July 21, 2022

Here's Your First Look At The PH-Spec 2023 Toyota GR86

Toyota Motor Philippines is now officially previewing the all-new second-generation GR86 ahead of its August market debut.

Although final pricing has yet to be finalized, the 2023 Toyota GR86 is looking to undercut its Subaru twin and thus comes in a more “basic” trim.

Outside, this is immediately recognizable by the GR86’s smaller 17-inch machined/black 10-spoke alloy wheels shod with Michelin Primacy HP tires. Meanwhile, inside, it has fabric seats with a “G” motif.

Engine-wise, the GR86 is the same as the Subaru BRZ. For that, it uses the FA24 horizontally-opposed engine making 237 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 3,700 rpm. 

Confirmed is the availability of a 6-speed manual (TL70), but it’s very likely that it’ll be joined by an automatic variant (TX6A).

The GR86 also has a unique suspension tuning setting it apart from the Subaru BRZ. It is designed to be more drift-oriented as opposed to the grip-oriented tuning of its sportscar twin.

Detailed in a marketing product presentation, here are the key chassis differences found between the GR86 and the Subaru BRZ:
  • Curb Weight: Toyota GR86 is about 6.8 kilograms lighter than the Subaru BRZ
  • Front Spring Rate: 28 N/mm versus 30 N/mm
  • Rear Spring Rates: 39 N/mm versus 35 N/mm
  • Front Stabilizer Bar: 18-mm solid type versus 18.3-mm hallow-type
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar: 15-mm sub-frame mounted versus 14-mm body-mounted
  • Front Suspension Knuckle: Cast Iron versus Aluminum
  • Rear Suspension Knuckle: Cast Iron versus Aluminum
Unlike Subaru which went for one single spec for the BRZ, it’s very likely that Toyota Motor Philippines will introduce a higher trim for the automatic. If that’s the case, expect it to gain larger wheels and tires (215/40R18) as well as leather/Ultrasuede seats. It should also benefit from a driver assist technology derived from Subaru’s EyeSight system which Toyota calls “Toyota Star Safety System.”

The all-new Toyota GR86 will be officially launched in August. Pricing and final specifications will be announced closer to its market availability.


  1. Bring us the GR corolla please.

  2. Replies
    1. Not possible. There'll be a price hike on launch. (Not even reminding you yet the fact regarding current car parts supply chain issues.)

    2. Most likely priced similar to old pricing of New BRZ.

  3. Finally it can catch up with the Civic RS & Mazda MX-5! Lulz.


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