The updated sports model Toyota 86 will be better than the Supra A90!September 24, 2019
The chief engineer of the Japanese automaker says that, according to the brand’s engineers, the next version of the 86 sports car will outperform the next-generation Supra coupe in handling. The car will also receive a new engine and platform.
It took Toyota about 17 years, as well as BMW’s help, to finally unveil a completely new version of its sports legend, the Supra, but as they say, better late than never. The Japanese brand also spends its efforts on the development of another sports model, which is known under the index 86. I recall that in its current version, a car developed in conjunction with Subaru engineers has been on the market for more than seven years.
As part of his recent interview, Tetsuya Tada, chief engineer of the Japanese Toyota brand, “lifted the veil of secrecy” over the long-awaited novelty. According to him, a completely new team of specialists has already been formed and is working hard to create a sports car 86 of the next generation.
He separately noted that the main goal is to make the second generation rear-wheel drive coupe better in everything than the new Supra. “Yes, we really want to make our 86 so that it surpasses the Toyota Supra generation A90.”
Unfortunately, Mr. Tada refused to go into any details about the new product, although the latest information from Japan suggests that the new 86 together with his “sibling” model BRZ can switch from the current 2.0-liter engine to a larger 2. The 4-liter unit, borrowed from the mid-size crossover Subaru Ascent. It is also unknown what platform the new 86 will be created on – the current version of the model is built on a modified architecture from Subaru Impreza. Rumor has it that the next generation of cars can use the Toyota TNGA platform.
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