As the Tokyo Motor Show approaches, Toyota has introduced official images of its latest sports car.
The Toyota GT 86 has been developed side-by-side with Subaru.
The sportscar outputs 197 horsepower at 7000 rpm and 205 Nm (151 lb-ft) at 6,600 rpm thanks to Subaru’s 2.0-liter Boxer four with a12.5:1 compression ratio and Toyota ’s D-4S injection technology.
Toyota claims the GT 86 has the “world’s most compact four-seat design” to create a car that “benefits from light weight, low inertia and a low centre of gravity to achieve the best possible power-to-weight ratio.”
The GT 86 is 4,240 mm long, 1,285 mm high and 2,570 mm wide and prides itself in the 365mm-diameter steering wheel that Toyota claims is the smallest ever fitted to its road cars.
The name is inspired by the brand’s history and especially the 1980 model of Corolla GT AE86.
The model is expected to hit the market in June of 2012 beginning in the UK.