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2022 Toyota GR 86 Debuts With More Power And Glossy Styling

Toyota GR 86

The 2022 Toyota GR 86 bottles up the lightweight, 2+2 sports car attitude, adding a big helping of power befitting of its new Gazoo Racing branding. Looking more refined than its predecessor, the 2022 GR 86 features an evolutionary design with a prominent “Matrix G Mesh” grille that is flanked by LED headlights and vertical air intakes. The sporty styling continues out back as designers gave the coupe an integrated rear spoiler and a dual exhaust system. They’re joined by new taillights and a small diffuser.

Drivers will find an evolutionary interior that adopts a new dashboard, upgraded sport seats and an 8-inch infotainment system. The GR 86 is also more high-tech as it sports a 7-inch digital instrument cluster with displays that vary depending on the selected driving mode. In particular, Track mode shows “real-time reado of gear position, engine speed, water temperature and oil temperature.”

Toyota GR 86

The GR 86 comes standard with 17-inch wheels, but Premium variants are distinguished by 18-inch forged wheels with a black finish wrapped in grippier Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires. Both are backed up by discs that measure 11.6 inches (295 mm) at the front and 11.4 inches (290 mm) at the rear.

Upgrading to the GR 86 Premium adds leather and Alcantara upholstery as well as padded leather touchpoints and silver accents. Other niceties include aluminum pedals and an eight-speaker audio system.

On the safety front, models equipped with the automatic transmission come standard with Subaru’s EyeSight driver assist system. It includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-Collision Braking and High Beam Assist, among other things.

Toyota GR 86

The 2022 GR 86 takes its hard specifications from its twin. That means there’s a 2.4-liter flat-four with 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet (170 kilowatts and 249 newton-meters), with a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an optional six-speed automatic sending that grunt to the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential. The engine is larger than the 2.0-liter unit in the old Toyota 86, making 23 hp and 28 lb-ft (17 kW and 38 Nm) more than the outgoing vehicle, and its twist peaks at 3,700 rpm instead of 6,600, making it easier to drive in most situations.

That power gets put to use relatively effectively too, given the 2022 GR 86’s meager weight gains. Toyota hasn’t released specific numbers just yet, but the company says that aluminum roof and fender panels help keep the curb weight to just over 2,800 pounds. The outgoing Toyota 86 weighed between 2,776 and 2,835 pounds, depending on options and the choice of transmission. That adds up to a much quicker vehicle – the manual-transmission GR 86 sprints to 60 miles per hour in 6.1 seconds according to the automaker, or 0.9-second faster than its 86 predecessor, and the automatic takes 6.6 seconds to cross the same threshold (down from 8.0).

The 2022 Toyota GR 86, which goes on sale later this year at a price that isn’t confirmed (but shouldn’t be too much more than its predecessors.

Source: carscoops and motor1

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