2022 Toyota GR 86 Engine Specifications, Equipment Revealed
Two versions of the GR 86 will be available when the sports car goes on sale in November this year: the basic GR 86 and the GR 86 Premium. Both cars are powered by a 2.4-liter H-4 engine that develops 228 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 184 lb-ft of torque at 3,700 rpm, for gains of 23 horsepower and 28 lb-ft. of torsion, respectively. Just as we assumed when we first looked at the 86, it’s quite comparable to the new Subaru BRZ.
Six-speed automatic and six-speed manual transmissions will be available to deliver this power to the rear wheels. Toyota says the GR 86 will now do 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds with the manual transmission and 6.6 seconds with the automatic. It’s faster than the previous car, which Toyota estimated to do 0-60 in 7.0 and 8.0 seconds respectively, although it’s interesting that the last 86 we tested actually cut two. tenths of Toyota’s figures.
The standard GR 86 will be fitted with 17-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Primacy HP tires, and the Premium models will run on a set of 18-inch forged wheels coated with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 rubber. Although the smaller wheels are no longer required. Fashionably, especially when some high-performance sedans can now be used with 20s, the smaller diameter will likely benefit ride comfort while reducing unsprung mass. Behind these wheels are 11.6-inch front and 11.4-inch rear brake discs.
An aluminum roof contributes to a lower center of gravity, and aluminum fenders, new seats, and a redesigned muffler help control weight. At a claimed curb weight of just over 2,800 pounds, a little more than the last Toyota 86 that we weighed at 2,753 pounds. Toyota claims the new car has 50% more torsional stiffness compared to the car it replaces. All of this will hopefully make the new GR 86 even more fun to ride.
We had some issues with the interior of the outgoing car. Fortunately, a few new features accompany the passage from the 86 to the GR 86. A new 7.0-inch TFT screen in the instrument cluster replaces the old analog gauges, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, and the Premium models can be dressed up. of a mixture of leather and Alcantara. Top-of-the-line models with the automatic transmission also benefit from Subaru’s EyeSight system, and all GR 86s will also be equipped with Toyota’s Star Safety Sense system. A suite of driving aids to keep you on the right track and prevent you from backing up in your neighbors’ garbage cans.
One final benefit that we haven’t seen coming is a connection with NASA. No, purchasing a GR 86 doesn’t make you an astronaut, but you do get discounted access to National Auto Sport Association events and a free high performance driving event. The GR 86 will undoubtedly shine on the track, as its predecessor did, so encouraging owners to get out and experience their vehicle in a track environment should pay dividends in smiles.
Toyota still doesn’t talk in dollars and cents, but we stick with our assumption that the new GR 86 will start at around $ 30,000. Higher-end models will likely cost at least $ 5,000 more, and an automatic will add a few bucks to the bottom line as well. That’s all well and good, but frankly, we just want to drive the thing already.