Eight years after its first introduction the Toyota 86 is due to be replaced early next year according to a Japanese website, Best Car Web. This is what its computer-generated images will look like, which is a natural evolution of the current car but on an all-new RWD version of Toyotas Global Platform, instead of the modified Subaru platform.
The new car is expected to retain the same proportions as the old car with an expected wheelbase of 2,570 mm and some 4.2 metres in overall car length in order to differentiate from the larger Supra. Whilst the base engine is expected to be the Subaru 2.4 litre four-cylinder Boxer engine, it’s rumoured that a 2-litre twin-turbocharged engine will also be on offer with an excess of 200KW and some 400Nm. Should the rumour mill prove to be right about the twin-turbocharged engine then the all-new Toyota 86 will be a seriously quick 2 door sport coupe, with an expected 0 to 100 of less than 5 seconds.
Toyota New Zealand are being deliberately coy about when the new replacement 86 will hit the market here in New Zealand, however, Velocity News has learnt that the new 86 it’s expected to make it’s on track debut in later 2021.