Toyota GT86 Now available to pre-order@Toyota Dealers from £24,995
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Toyota GT86 Now available to pre-order@Toyota Dealers from £24,995

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Found 22nd Feb 2012
Price has been officially announced on the Toyota GT86. Prices start from £24,995 and are available to pre-order now.

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I know this car wont be of interest to everyone, but I have been a fan of the MR2 for 26 years and the GT86 is the nearest you can get to a new MR2 these days!- I would describe it as halfway between the mid 90s MR2 and Celica.

For those who dont know, it is co-designed by Subaru (who also have their own version too), the GT86 is rear wheel drive and powered by a 2 litre Boxer engine that outputs just a smidgen short of 200BHP. Paddleshift is available as an option.

If nothing else, with this price new from Toyota, it bodes well for Car Supermarket new prices come June.
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Just a question of taste, but as someone who has owned two MR2s in the past, that thing looks damn ugly!
Me wants!., although I favour the BRZ though.
Edited by: "Ellis456" 22nd Feb 2012
I love it, sounds like they have put some serious effort in development of the car too. If I had the money I'd like be first in the queue!
Its meant to be a remake of the classic AE86, but does it no justice. Bloody ugly and overpriced, the equivalent spec in japan is so much cheaper.

Ugly car and a high price tag imo.
Ooooo rear wheel drive too! I look forward to seeing one drift past me!
Thanks for the link to the video. That's 3 minutes of my life I wont get back...
Looks will suit the American market for which it has been designed for. Nice car though.
ianidall

Just a question of taste, but as someone who has owned two MR2s in the … Just a question of taste, but as someone who has owned two MR2s in the past, that thing looks damn ugly!



I know what you mean, I'm not 100% sure whether I like the shape or not, I was really excited when the FT86 concept car was revealed but I am wondering if they've toned it down a little, maybe the colour doesn't help?

I had a 1986 mk1 and a 1994 mk2 MR2 and loved them both (the 86 version definitely handled better though!), I had a look at the mk3 but it was too cramped and it just had generally gone too far away from the original models. This GT86 at least seems a step back in the right direction.

I think once the aftermarket boys get their creative juices flowing there could be some great options for modifying the looks, so I wouldnt write its looks off completely!
Ellis456

Me wants!., although I favour the BRZ though.



Agree, however the BRZ prob be £3k more expensive for more or less the same motor.
Know what yer saying OP - I had a '90 Mk1 and a '94 Mk2 as well!!! Small world. The Mk1 still is the favourite car I ever owned - being able to accelerate to 60 in 2nd gear to blow away people who tried it on with you ( ) yet still able to take me the 78 miles to work thru winter snows!!!!!

As someone alluded to above, I think it's the 'American muscle car' type bonnet and raised wheel arches that put me against it. Wouldn't say no if someone was to gift me one obviously!

Edited by: "ianidall" 22nd Feb 2012
http://images.thecarconnection.com/lrg/toyota-gt-86-live-photos_100371919_l.jpg
Why are people comparing this to the MR2? This isnt anything to do that car? I've had a mk1 and mk2 MR2, its a rwd toyota so its similar to a mr2??

Uh huh.
normal price so a deal
mantamark

Why are people comparing this to the MR2? This isnt anything to do that … Why are people comparing this to the MR2? This isnt anything to do that car? I've had a mk1 and mk2 MR2, its a rwd toyota so its similar to a mr2??Uh huh.



It's because all the motoring press have been reflecting that it's a 'back-to-basics' 2 seater RWD which supposedly diverges from more recent trends to over-engineer or rely on computer assistance

Auto Car January 2012

The Toyota GT 86 goes back to the basics, just like the Mazda MX-5 did two decades ago. And driving enthusiasts will love it!


The Telegraph 1st December

The GT 86 is old-school in a way car makers haven't touched for years. A morning on a track... and you'll remember driving skills you thought you'd long forgotten.

Edited by: "ianidall" 22nd Feb 2012
Do you work for Toyota by chance OP? self promotion isn't allowed. This is not a deal it's the RRP.
http://images.thecarconnection.com/med/toyota_100371536_m.jpg

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I actually think you can do better for similar money - a 370z with GT and Nav can be had for about this money and is (based on engine, spec, styling etc) in my opinion a better car.

You might not like my logic, but at least I have a valid reason for voting this car deal cold.

Matt
ianidall

It's because all the motoring press have been reflecting that it's a … It's because all the motoring press have been reflecting that it's a 'back-to-basics' 2 seater RWD which supposedly diverges from more recent trends to over-engineer or rely on computer assistanceAuto Car January 2012The Toyota GT 86 goes back to the basics, just like the Mazda MX-5 did two decades ago. And driving enthusiasts will love it!The Telegraph 1st DecemberThe GT 86 is old-school in a way car makers haven't touched for years. A morning on a track... and you'll remember driving skills you thought you'd long forgotten.




One mentions the mx-5, neither the mr2?
Even its name hints (slight hint) towards the AE86, a simply amazing car, i like the look of the mr2, but found it not a great drive, unlike my opel manta, which was more like the AE86 imo.
Nice looking car but this is just the list price so not a deal.

Give it a few months after release and you should be able to negotiate a few K off the list price.

At this price, you could get the recently launched new base model Audi TT. Only 2WD and a 1.8 ltr petrol engine, but the reviews are still good and the quality is still there. Be worth much more then this to in years to come to.
Edited by: "Gozer" 22nd Feb 2012
Ooooo no, daylight running lights, no thank you.
mantamark

Why are people comparing this to the MR2? This isnt anything to do that … Why are people comparing this to the MR2? This isnt anything to do that car? I've had a mk1 and mk2 MR2, its a rwd toyota so its similar to a mr2??Uh huh.



Agreed, the MR2 was a Mid-engined Run-about with 2 seats. This is a front engined 2+2. It's more like a Celica then a MR2.
warren321

Ooooo no, daylight running lights, no thank you.



Good luck in the future buying a car without drl's lol.
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Edited by: "Gozer" 22nd Feb 2012
Ellis456

Good luck in the future buying a car without drl's lol.



I think he means LED lights. As you obviously know, DRL's are mandatory now and ALL new cars have to have them now.

As for LED's, what's wrong with them? You can laugh at the middle-aged men who put after-markets ones on their MPV's and hopes everyone thinks he's driving an Audi R8.

Anyway here's a slidey video of the GT86
mantamark

Why are people comparing this to the MR2? This isnt anything to do that … Why are people comparing this to the MR2? This isnt anything to do that car? I've had a mk1 and mk2 MR2, its a rwd toyota so its similar to a mr2??Uh huh.


As I said previously I too had a mk1 & a mk2. I personally am comparing it to the MR2 as I believe there are similarities in shape between this and the mid 90s MR2 (and Celica). Many Reviews on this car say the same, that it harks back to the mid 80s and early 90s Toyota Sports cars. The MR2 name was derived from the words "Mid-engined,Rear-wheel-drive,2-seater" Although the GT86 engine is at the front, it is mounted unconventially low and is positioned in a way which gives improved weight distribution between front and rear (meaning in theory, better handling). It's a rear wheel drive Toyota sports car, that is where I draw the similarities from. Ok, so its a 2+2, more Celica than MR2 but personally I am glad Toyota have made this car.

lumoruk

Do you work for Toyota by chance OP? self promotion isn't allowed. This … Do you work for Toyota by chance OP? self promotion isn't allowed. This is not a deal it's the RRP.


For the record I dont work for Toyota, never have and in fact I cant stand the Toyota main dealers! (ever since they smashed the windscreen on my mk1 MR2 and replaced it with cheap clear glass instead of the blue tinted glass!- I digress), I am merely pointing to the fact that these are now available to pre-order and that the price is reasonable considering the mk2 was the same price new nearly 20 years ago!



Edited by: "TOO-TIGHT-TO-PAY" 22nd Feb 2012
Looks like a proper sports car and just had a quick read of some reviews which are hugely positive. Cheapest list on a BMW 3 coupe is £27,000 for a 1.8 that does 0-62 mph in 9.1 seconds. I know which I think looks better.

Not voted as no idea where the price will be on launch.
Have you seen the "basic" spec available in japan? Steel wheels, unpainted bumpers and handles, no stereo, etc etc. looks unfinished.

Anyway, still dont think its got anything to do with the mr2 apart from being a toyota and rwd (and a 2.0, same as mk2), and dont really think it compares to the celica as that was fwd / 4wd?
For £25K you are starting to get into the Lexus price range, I know which I'd rather have!
Brad

For £25K you are starting to get into the Lexus price range, I know which … For £25K you are starting to get into the Lexus price range, I know which I'd rather have!



True, that is enough for an entry level Lexus and I am sure that the Lexus would be a fine car, but me being an MR2/Celica fan, I would still go for the GT86. As for which is better, beauty is in the eye of the beholder as they say.
Owning a gen 7 celica t sport, I am disappointment they didn't go the turbo / super charger route. Don't get me wrong, car looks nice, it's got rwd but if you have rev the pants out of it, then it's gonna suck on normal roads. A 2nd hand rx8 might be a cheaper option. TT looks nice but not a drivers car.
I disagree with that. A TTS is ten times the drivers car that a Celica is. this is about 5 grand off a 2009 TTRS and you could get a lovely 2010 TTS for this money!

You're right, it's not the best, but the last gen Celica was a poor drivers car, even the GT4 before it was an uninvolved (if quick) vehicle.

Matt
csf

Owning a gen 7 celica t sport, I am disappointment they didn't go the … Owning a gen 7 celica t sport, I am disappointment they didn't go the turbo / super charger route. Don't get me wrong, car looks nice, it's got rwd but if you have rev the pants out of it, then it's gonna suck on normal roads. A 2nd hand rx8 might be a cheaper option. TT looks nice but not a drivers car.



I've had a RX8, driven slowly it did 25mpg and driven fast it did 20-22mpg. Then there's the cost of oil. So a cheap car to buy but very expensive to run. If your looking for a safer place to put your money then I'd agree with Gozer & RagingKileak, go for a second hand TT.
Edited by: "Zuulan" 23rd Feb 2012
Just for those who share an interest in this car, I've just read through the brochures for this car and although it has a Toyota badge its pretty much fully Subaru engineered.... Toyotas design team definitely worked on the designs, but it is Subaru engineered (apparantley all the Toyota engineers were busy with other projects?)

The engine bears both Subaru & Toyota names (as its a Subaru block design with a Toyota designed head).

Not that it matters that much as they are both pretty good for build quality anyway.

As for the differences with the FT-86 concept, it has indeed been toned down, partly to meet safety rules and also the bodywork that was used on the FT-86 would be difficult (i.e expensive) to produce consistently to the required tolerances.

The interior options seem a bit daft to me, as all the options incorporate Red in one way or another, be it leather, panels or stitching. I dont like red!

Still would like one though!... just need to find £25k down the back of the settee now!
Oh, forgot to say, the Gearbox options are 6 speed manual or 6 speed auto (with paddleshift).
TOO-TIGHT-TO-PAY

Oh, forgot to say, the Gearbox options are 6 speed manual or 6 speed auto … Oh, forgot to say, the Gearbox options are 6 speed manual or 6 speed auto (with paddleshift).



Any idea if it's a traditional auto (torque converter etc) or a robotised manual ala DSG, DCT, PDK systems offered by VW, BMW or Porsche?

Just out of interest really, as if this is a 'drivers car' it must surely be the latter?

I'm honestly thinking it's starting to look more and more like it is actually meant to be aimed at the 'hairdresser' stereotype, as opposed to the driving purist (which is where I put the 370z and even the MX-5 which is IMHO a very fine car...)

Matt
apparent it's got 205 nm / 152 lb ft of torque from it's na 2 litre engine, the old celica 190/tsport had 180 nm / 133 lb ft of torque from a 1.8 engine.
Edited by: "cf15" 24th Feb 2012
Subaru have just announced their top of the range BRZ will be £26,000. So hopefully their range will start at below £25k.
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