Just a few years ago two big companies decided to team up in order to bring to the market on of the best driver’s car that most people can afford. It was supposed to be fast, to drive like that was what it was meant for and to look good. Well, they actually did it with the Toyota FT-86. Now it is time for a new model of that car, the 2015 Toyota GT86.
2015 Toyota GT86 Design – Changes and Improvements
The car will only get a minor redesign but this doesn’t mean it won’t be changed at all. It will actually receive a few interior equipment and trimmings that you couldn’t get before, better styling and improved handling.
Let’s start with what defined this car most, its chassis. Just like before it is set to be a serious drivers car that won’t back down no matter what. To help with that Toyota decided to stiffen up the rear suspension by up to 40% and also reduce the suspension travel in the front by a small margin. This makes the car much more stable in tight bends, making the car have no body roll at all. The wheels also received a minor upgrade. While the previous car came with 17 inch wheels with low rolling resistance tires, this new model will come with wider 17 inch wheels with sport tires in order to improve the grip of the car.
Under the Hood
Engine wise there isn’t much to talk about it just yet. The engine will be the same 2 liter unit that previously powered the older model. This boxer four is capable of providing up to around 200 horsepower and around 180 lb-ft of torque, being enough for what it was made.
This engine will be mated to a 6 speed manual transmission that is coupled to the rear wheels via a limited slip differential. This means the car might be the perfect platform for drifters or for people who want to have fun on the track.
2015 Toyota GT86 Price
Fuel consumption for this new model is good at around 27 MPG on average while performance is outstanding when considering the price and power of the car. It will be available starting with end of 2014 at a base price of roughly 25.000$. But, when we talk about launch date, details about that, are unknown, still.
In the new 2015 Toyota GT86 we’ll see the same level of comfort as that of the previous generation. The car will have manual AC, a MP3 player as well as cloth upholstery as standard. Options will include climate control, satellite navigation and also Alcantara seats with leather upholstery.
The exterior on the other hand will be pretty much identical to that of the previous generation with a minor exception. The satellite and radio antenna will now take the shape of a shark fin in order to reduce drag and create a better look.
At the end, if we look price, specs and features of this car, this vehicle is right choice.