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Showing posts with label Toyota 86. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Toyota 86. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The 2022 Toyota GR 86 is Coming to Gran Turismo Sport

A day after its global launch, Toyota has confirmed that the all-new 2022 GR 86 will join the Gran Turismo Sport roster by the middle of the year. The announcement comes as Toyota Gazoo Racing announced details for its Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup (TGR Cup) 2021.

The 2022 Toyota GR 86 is Basically a Subaru BRZ

In the lead up to the launch of the Toyota GR 86, it was reported that Toyota President Akio Toyoda wasn’t too pleased that his company’s brand-new sportscar because it felt too much like a Subaru. It pissed him so much that he wanted to delay its launch by an entire year to give time for his engineers to dial in more differentiation.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Toyota Unveils All-New 2022 GR 86 Sportscar

Following the launch of the GR Supra and GR Yaris, Toyota is launching the third global model in Toyota Gazoo Racing’s series of sportscar, and this one is very familiar to Filipinos: the GR 86.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

All-New Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ Coming in 2021 and Will Pack 255 Horsepower

With the current Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ nearing the end of its lifecycle, rumors are starting to swirl about its replacement. Confirmed that the collaboration between Toyota and Subaru will continue for the second-generation model, there are now reports that it’ll pack more power, ride on a new platform, and for Toyota, a brand-new badge.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Toyota Buys 20 Percent of Subaru, Makes Next-Generation 86, BRZ Happen

After months of intense speculation, Toyota has finally confirmed: they are co-developing the next-generation Toyota 86 with Subaru. The confirmation comes as part of Toyota and Subaru’s increasingly intertwined relationship which sees Toyota getting a larger stake in the all-wheel drive specialist.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Toyota 86 Embraces Japanese Roots with Hakone Edition

Last February, Toyota showed off the Toyota 86 finished in the motorsports-inspired British Racing Green. It was originally supposed to be a JDM model only until Toyota USA raised their hand and said, they wanted one as well. Here now is the Toyota 86 Hakone Edition.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Safety Advocate Wants to Probe Subaru/Toyota Valve Spring Recall

A US-based safety advocate wants the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to investigate how Subaru, but more specifically, Toyota is handling the valve spring recall after complaints are starting to mount of engines knocking and stalling after the recall work was done.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Toyota and Subaru to Collaborate on Second-Gen 86 and BRZ

After sort-of-confirming that a second-generation Subaru BRZ is coming, Toyota has pretty much done the same and confirmed that a second-generation 86 is coming and it’ll continue to be a collaboration with Subaru.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

British Racing Green Looks Great on Any Sportscar, Even the Toyota 86

Proof that all sportscars look great in British Racing Green, Toyota is releasing this special 86
wearing the iconic motorsports-inspired hue.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

There Will Be a Second-Generation Subaru BRZ

The introduction of the Toyota Supra, particularly a base 197-horsepower variant in Japan has certainly put the “Toyobaru” twins back in the spotlight. Will Subaru and Toyota move forward with a next-generation 86 and BRZ? Or will their affordable coupe bit the dust after just one, albeit lengthy, model generation?

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Toyota and Subaru May Still be Making a Second-Generation 86 and BRZ

It looks like there’s be a second-generation Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ after all. A report from Japan Times says that the two carmakers are now jointly developing a second-generation rear-wheel drive sportscar with a possible debut around 2021.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

2017 Toyota 86 A/T vs 2016 Mazda MX-5 A/T

Having high levels of horsepower is something most people crave for, but there’s also something deeply satisfying with a well-balanced sports car. By perfectly dialing in not just the engine output, but the steering, chassis, and brakes as well, they become more of good dance partners, following your lead without trying to overwhelm you at every corner.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

2017 Toyota 86 Races to Toyota Motor Philippines Showrooms (w/ Specs)

Toyota’s modern day legend, the Toyota 86, sees a timely refresh this year with the goal of delivering a more exhilarating drive on both road and track. Since its market launch of 2012, the Toyota 86 has been developed and engineered to deliver intuitive handling that embodies driving enjoyment. Four years on, it continues to deliver an innate sense of excitement that only the 86 can deliver.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Get This For Free (The Bodykit, We Mean)

Thinking the Toyota 86 could use more visual pizzazz? Well, you’re in luck. Starting today until supplies last, Toyota Motor Philippines is giving away the TRD aero package valued at P 150,000 for free with every purchase of Toyota’s legendary sports coupe.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Review: 2015 Toyota 86 M/T

Photos by Ulysses Ang
Out of the box, the Toyota 86 feels like a champ. Yes, there are some people who grumbled that it needs a hundred horsepower more, but consider that the extreme minority. For everyone else, the love affair with the 86 is not found in its straight-line tarmac tearing ability, but in its astute handling. By and large, it’s one of the purest and unadulterated sports cars on the planet. It sticks to the right stuff: lightweight, low center of gravity, engine in front and drive wheels at the back. Show it a tight, hairpin-filled road and it will pretty much oblige while putting a smile on your face.

Friday, February 27, 2015

2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs the Competition

The original hot hatch is finally here: the 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Although the GTI nameplate has been around for a while in Europe, it’s the relative new comer here in the Philippines. In this match up, the Golf GTI is pitted against the Filipino favorites: Subaru WRX, MINI Cooper S, and the Toyota 86.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

2013 Honda CR-Z M/T vs 2013 Toyota 86 M/T

Some car enthusiasts say that we are what we drive. In fact, some even claim that a car is a window into the driver’s soul. So, what does driving a sports car say about you? It might mean that you are: one, someone who’s always at the center of attention; two, a risk-taker; three, a person of power and influence; or four, all of the above. A sports car is a statement piece. Nothing spells out success and wealth more than a sports car.

And now, thanks to an aggressive strategy emphasizing driving fun, Japanese car companies are finally getting into the sports car act, once a segment reserved for European makes and models. And the two most popular examples are the Honda CR-Z and the Toyota 86—subjects of this head-to-head grudge match.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Review: 2013 Toyota 86 M/T

Photos by Ulysses Ang
The Toyota 86 has become a tremendous success story for Toyota Motor Philippines since its launch mid last year. Not only has it hammered down the point that “fun is back” at Toyota, but it has successfully drawn car enthusiasts, myself included, who wouldn’t have considered owning a Toyota in the first place. Several people have offered varying suggestions on why it’s become such a sought-after car, but I’d like to offer my own reason: it’s a vehicle designed solely with precision in mind. Undoubtedly, it’s a wonderful piece of machinery designed to be one of the best handling sports car on the planet. Forget straight line speed or mind-boggling acceleration—the Toyota 86 isn’t about any of that. Instead, the 86 is about pure, unadulterated handling delight. It’s a sports car in the purest form. Show it a canyon course with dozens of switchbacks and hairpins, and it will put a smile on your face.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Toyota Preview 86 Convertible for Geneva Debut

Toyota has confirmed its lineup for the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and although the all-new RAV4 is there and so is the new Auris Touring Sports (future Corolla?), the biggest headline is the world premiere of the 86 convertible.

Still carrying the concept moniker, the 86 convertible (properly referred to as "FT-86 Open Concept") is a sneak peek at a "possible future variant" of the 86 (Toyota's own words). Of course, everyone knows that the 86 and its corporate twin, the Subaru BRZ is designed to maintain its structural rigidity even with its roof lopped off, so mostly likely the "concept car" we'll see in Geneva is nothing more than a thinly disguised version.

Right now, enjoy the official sketch provided by Toyota Motors Europe, but we'll be covering the 2013 Geneva Motor Show during the first week of March.