Toyota will launch the second generation GT86 coupe: details are known

Toyota will launch the second generation GT86 coupe: details are known

March 23, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

What happened was what fans of the Japanese brand waited for: Toyota officially announced the development of a second-generation GT86 coupe, although world automotive publications have recently reported that it has been put to death.

The first generation of the model, as you know, has trade-offs: the car driving perfectly, it has a small weight by today’s standards, but under its hood there is a 2.0-liter atmospheric engine, which, although it has an “evil temper,” turbo engines. Many hoped that with the change of generation GT86 will get a turbo engine, but so far this story is shrouded in mist.

The information that Toyota will release a new generation GT86, confirmed the head of the European marketing department of the brand Matt Harrison. According to him, the new Supra is not the GT86 heir, since the cars are designed for different target audiences, and in the future they will be sold parallel to each other.

The first-generation GT86 coupe, which has an opposed 2.0-liter engine under the hood, was developed by Toyota in cooperation with Subaru, in the arsenal of which there is an almost identical BRZ model. According to Matt Harrison, at the moment there is reason to believe that this concept will continue.

This is somewhat disappointing, because the turbocharged engine and fast box are what the first generation GT86 lacked for real fun, although in 2015 Subaru showed the BRZ STI concept car in New York, which has a 2.0- under the bonnet. liter turbo engine with 300-horsepower.

He also added that GT86 and similar sports cars are not created for record sales, but to increase the emotional component of the brand.