Hot news about the Toyota GR 86 2022 is here. That might not be everything people were hoping for, but we have a brand new sports coupe, and that’s always good news.
However, the first spy photos of an actual prototype were taken by Instagrammer @kystify, who sent photos and a short video clip to YouTuber Matt Marah. The photos were taken near Toyota̵7;s R&D facility in Michigan and show a camouflage prototype, but we know that 86 fans will notice all the changes despite this.
The styling is simpler and a bit flatter, vaguely reminiscent of older Lexus coupes as well as the 370Z for a number of reasons. The geometry of the lamp in contrast to the Toyota Supra is overly designed. If the camo doesn’t do that for you, Toyota actually created a preview concept, the GRMN Sports FR, which somehow looks more like a modern Supra than a modern Supra.
Although not confirmed, specifications available from Japanese sources have proven to be reliable in the past. While rumors talk about Toyota’s use of a 2-liter turbo engine in this new car, that’s not what is happening, at least not yet. The GR 86 will be powered by a four-cylinder FA24 engine, or Subaru’s brand new boxer engine.
This is supposed to power the next-generation STI as well, but at 86 it won’t have a turbo. Maximum output will be 217 hp (22 PS), instead of 205 hp (207 PS) for the current model. Full torque will be 177 lb-ft at 5,500 rpm, as opposed to 151 lb-ft at 6,400 rpm on the current FA20 powered car.