Tag Archives: Toyota GT 86

Report: Toyota developing entry-level sports car below GT 86

Rumors again from Australia! (Surprised?) Motoring.com reports of Toyota developing a new entry-level sports coupe to sit below the GT 86. Apparently, the car’s weight of 2,160lbs is confirmed along with power supplied by a 1.5L naturally-aspirated four-pot good for 128hp and 107 lb-ft of torque and a six-speed manual or automatic. Not much else […]

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Report: CAR interviews the man responsible for making Toyota and Lexus more interesting

Meet Karl Schlicht, Toyota’s and Lexus’ product chief, which UK’s CAR Magazine recently interviewed. While most automotive executives are fairly prominent for obvious reasons, Schlicht deserves more honorable mention because he is mainly responsible for Toyota’s and Lexus’ turnaround, making their cars more engaging and ultimately more exciting to drive–something none of us would have postulated […]

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Report: Subaru’s parental boss confirms second generation BRZ, negates past reports

Previously, Australia’s Drive.com claimed that the Subaru BRZ was to be the first and last model as contextual factors such as slow sales and Toyota’s recent pairing with BMW have cast a grim light on the the BRZ’s future. But recently, AutomotiveNews spoke with Subaru’s parental president at Fuji Heavy Industries Lts., Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, who said that […]

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Report: Final product of Toyota and BMW sports car collaboration could be a convertible

A new report is in from Australia’s Drive, who supposedly learned that Toyota is apparently eyeing the possibility of a convertible model in regards to its highly-anticipated sports car collaboration with BMW. After speaking with a “Toyota official,” word is that a convertible may be a more viable business case instead of producing a GT 86 […]

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Report: Subaru may discontinue BRZ after its first generation

Australian auto media down yonder, Drive, reports that Subaru may not continue its BRZ into a second generation because Toyota is focusing on its relationship with BMW. Subaru’s BRZ exists because by contract, Toyota has a 20% stake in Subaru’s parent, Fuji Heavy Industries. As a result, because of Toyota’s recent plans with BMW, ties might […]

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Report: Toyota withdraws GT 86 Hybrid due to lack of demand

Toyota is apparently withdrawing their decision to proceed with a GT 86-based hybrid due to a lack of demand, as the latest from AutoCar of the UK reports. According to their findings after speaking with Toyota’s marketing director, Fabio Capano, they found that the hybrid doesn’t speak to the majority of their intended market. In other […]

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Cosworth reveals engine upgrade package for Toyobaru triplets, can boost power up to 380hp

For all the time that Subaru and Toyota refused to offer a forced-induced version of the GT 86/BRZ/Scion FR-S, renowned engine firm Cosworth picked up the slack by revealing a special Power Package. The package is offered in a variety of “stages,” with Stage 1 beginning with a mildly optimized ECU, a stainless sport exhaust […]

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Scion enhances the FR-S for 2015, suspension upgrades and visual tweaks

Scion got on the wire to inform us that the 2015 FR-S has been slightly updated for the new model year, including some enhancements to the suspension. Set to go on sale later this summer, the 2015 Scion FR-S receives a retuned suspension to improve handling and stability–specifics include a more rigid front setup and […]

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Video: Cosworth teases new performance packages for Subaru BR-Z/Toyota GT 86

Many fans and automotive journalists alike continue to wonder to this day: why aren’t Toyota and Subaru producing more powerful variants to the current GT 86 and BR-Z? While this question continues to go unanswered and rumors of other variants to the GT 86 surfacing, renowned engine tuning firm, Cosworth, just recently teased a new […]

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Report: Scion FR-S Convertible on the way, according to MotorTrend

MotorTrend reports that they’ve received the scoop on a convertible Scion FR-S, following back and forth rumors surrounding multiple variants to the Toyobaru GT-86 family. These rumors include the aforementioned convertible version, a sedan, a high-performance model, and even a hybridized model. And yet, none have taken shape on the production front. Though MT supposedly […]

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