This unique powertrain format combines with the world's most compact four-seat design, light weight, low inertia and a low centre of gravity for the best possible power-to-weight ratio. The full-size spare wheel was phased out after the first shipments to Australia, replaced with a repair kit. The boxer engine sits as far back and as low as possible in the engine bay for a of 53% in front and 47% in the rear. The cabin gets a new combination leather and Alcantara upholstery and Alcantara-wrapped instrument panel options. The 86 features the world's first horizontally opposed D-4S engine, created by combining Subaru's engine technology with Toyota's cutting-edge D-4S direct injection technology. Comprehensive weight saving measures result in a vehicle mass of around 1,200kg. With its compact body and excellent fuel efficiency, the Sports 800 achieved great success in endurance races.
It featured G Sports carbon fibre panels, a vented , rear wing, 19 in 48 cm wheels, race seats, and an interior rollcage. You sit low down — lower than a Porsche Cayman, claim the engineers — and squish into a comfortable seat with leather bolsters and grippy suede centres. To protect your suspension from the harsh winter months and salty coastal air, our dampers and springs have been powder coated for an extra level of surface corrosion resistance. Further sporting details include an exclusive, T-mesh grille design, purpose made 17' alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, twin rear exhausts with a connecting rod motif at the tip and the front wing-mounted '86' piston logo. It is characterised by a drastically different front end design with revised lights and bumper bar but standard bonnet. The name is also changing, moving away from Rather.
The engine developments are being carried out by Nicholson McLaren Engines. Archived from on 14 December 2015. The headlights of this sports coupe have a cleavage appearance, giving it an aggressive look. It gives form to the pure, intrinsic joy of driving through precise, instantaneous response to even the smallest throttle or steering inputs, for those who regard driving as a passion rather than a necessity. The powerful, front and rear wheel arch flares have been designed to be visible both through the windscreen and rear view mirrors, helping the driver place the car accurately on the road. Mitsubishi supplies the springs, while test cars ran both Sachs and Showa shock absorbers — we tested the Sachs set-up.
The D-4S engine also added a. This system features separate twin injectors for both direct and port injection, and a high 12. Inside, the cabin is finished in sporting black leather and Alcantara. The three-meter instrument cluster is arranged around a large tachometer, its design benefiting from close attention to the positioning of the displays, markings and typeface. Power is distributed to the rear wheels via a limited slip differential to give the best possible grip in all driving conditions. In 2011, Toyota and Subaru unveiled five near-production concept cars to show their progress with the project. With very neutral, predictable properties, these tyres allow drivers to exploit the maximum potential of the chassis and suspension.
There is just one equipment grade. It was also marketed with free servicing for 3 years or 60,000 km. It also gains a rear spoiler, finished in matt grey if customers prefer, this can be deleted at no extra cost. According to Subaru this sale concept was a success, after the entire 2012 Australian allocation of 201 cars was sold in under 3 hours. Toyota's new design language informs the styling, as in the way attention is focused on the lower part of the car with the large lower grille. Pricing for other models in the range is unchanged. The D-4S, with separate twin injectors for both direct injection and port injection, boasts a high compression ratio of 12.
The rear seatbacks fold down to the front to create a luggage space that can accommodate four sports wheels or two golf bags. That means precise, instant response to the smallest throttle and steering inputs and the kind of performance that appeals to those for whom driving is a passion, not a necessity. By lowering the ride height of your vehicle, it gives you the ability to perfect your stance and lower the center of gravity. Blue editions were marketed at additional cost, half painted in Blue Pearl and the other half in Crystal Pearl White. The bold, simple yet iconic styling incorporates two key pillars of a new Toyota design language: Únder Priority frontal design, which places the emphasis on an enlarged lower grille, focusing attention on the lower part of the car for a distinctive, more assertive appearance, and a Keen Look approach for clear, intelligent and expressive styling.
The manual offers quick, precise shifts using a tactile, short-throw lever; the automatic transmission can be controlled using paddle shifts mounted on the steering wheel. Rather than fitting a heavy, large capacity powertrain, Toyota has opted instead to go back to its sporting roots, installing a compact, front-mounted, free-revving petrol engine that drives the rear wheels. Options not available to all markets include a Bose sound system upgrade. On-the-road prices: £31,495 manual and £32,995 auto. In addition, the shape of the front seat is designed not only for comfort, but also to prevent elbows from interfering with gearshift operation. The suspension features MacPherson struts at the front and double wishbones at the rear.
Apart from the -style removable roof, it features upgraded and lowered coil-over suspension, 19-in forged chrome wheels, upgrade braking system and a engine with a centre exhaust tip. Archived from on 23 August 2013. The final was lowered from 4. Power is distributed to the rear wheels via a limited slip differential, optimising traction and grip under all driving conditions. The most exciting of the bunch — the — will now wear a badge. The interior is distinguished by a limited edition badge and heated quilt leather seats with yellow 86 logo.
A torsen style is standard on most models. Scion made a similar decision in the United States, creating the 'First 86' program to allow 86 buyers to take delivery of their cars before the general public sales. Available in 6-speed manual or automatic transmission, it has revised interior trimmings including a red Cb logo embroidered leather steering wheel, white instead of red backlit instruments and a dark woodgrain-style panel across the dashboard. Toyota's traditional centre cap diameter is 60 mm, but this has been reduced to 49 mm, saving weight for no loss of rigidity, whilst making the spokes appear longer, and the wheels larger. Archived from on 6 April 2013. The driving position is excellent.
Early customers can take advantage of an additional £500 saving on the model, for a limited period. And, with numerous customisable parts, its shares its predecessor's aim to be an affordable car that will evolve with its owner. In 2008, Toyota bought 16. The suspension features MacPherson struts at the front and double wishbones at the rear. Interior The interior design seeks the essence of sports cars by examining driving needs in detail and emphasizing functional components and operability to optimize the form, placement and materials of each element. Additionally, stabilising canard fins known as 'sakana' meaning 'fish' in Japanese , are attached throughout.