Now, after months of speculation on our part and hardcore testing on Toyota’s part, the Japanese company has finally unveiled the production FT 86, only it will be called the GT-8 6 instead. The new name was chosen as a tribute to Toyota’s GT car heritage and the exhilarating drivability of theCorolla Levin AE86. The Toyota GT-86’s official debut will be made at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show.
Latest GT 86 is based on an entirely new platform and features a low, highly aerodynamic body shell. It is powered by the same engine as itsSubaru sibling - a 2.0 liter, naturally-aspirated petrol engine - but will only deliver 200 HP as opposed to Subaru’s promised 300 HP. That being said, the base BRZ will come with the same 200 HP that the new GT-86 is sporting, bringing these two models closer than originally anticipated. Subaru’s promised 300 HP will be present in the STI version, leading us to believe that a G-Sports variant for the GT-86 will bring forth the same amount of power. This borrowed engine will be mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.