Toyota GT-86 Specs and Images Released

November 28th, 2011

Toyota GT-86

It’s time to get excited: The long-awaited Toyota FT-86 concept, now called the GT-86 (in Europe, at least), has at last made its full reveal.

Pictured here is the final production version of the much-anticipated Toyota sports car. Fortunately, it has retained its concept-car looks and appears ready to take Toyota enthusiasts by storm. But will it capture buyers considering other options?

Perhaps comparing some specs will help clear up that question.

Toyota GT-86, rear

Assuming the GT-86 (or maybe the Scion FR-S here in the States) is priced around $25K, it will compete against the Hyundai Genesis Coupe and the Ford Mustang V6. Here are the newly released Toyota’s specs:

  • 2.0-liter boxer 4-cylinder with direct injection
  • 197 hp at 7,000 rpm and 151 lb-ft at 6,600 rpm
  • 6-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • 17-inch wheel/tire package standard
  • 167 inches long, 50.6 inches high, 101 inches wide

A comparable Genesis Coupe offers:

  • 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
  • 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic
  • 210 hp at 6,000 rpm and 223 lb-ft at 2,000 rpm
  • 18-inch wheel/tire package
  • 182 inches long, 54.5 inches high, 73.4 inches wide

A base Ford Mustang V6 includes:

  • 3.7-liter 6-cylinder engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 305 hp at 6,500 rpm and 280 lb-ft at 4,350 rpm
  • 17-inch wheel/tire package
  • 188.1 inches long, 55.6 inches high, 73.9 inches wide

Keen-eyed readers will notice a major difference in the width of these cars, with the Toyota measuring a little over 2 feet wider, and significantly shorter, than the competition. That’s straight from the press release, so I suppose it’s to be believed. Though the least powerful of the three, I’d be tempted to go with the GT-86, or at least give it a thorough test drive, to see if its high-revving performance promise lives up to the hype.

Many more pictures are here.

Which car would you choose: the Toyota GT-86, Hyundai Genesis Coupe or Ford Mustang?


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    1. LUKE
      July 30th, 2012 at 01:54 | #1


    2. panayoti
      November 30th, 2011 at 14:55 | #2

      Jim and Jake, thanks for the heads up. Motor Trend, parent of Automobile today corrected the pricing info for this car, calling it a sub-$30,000 automobile, hinting that it could come in at $25,000 or so.

    3. Jake
      November 29th, 2011 at 20:36 | #3

      Yeah there’s no way that’ll be a $43k car. $30k tops or no one will even look. Hopefully not more than $27 with the subie version hitting 30k.

    4. Jim Redd
      November 29th, 2011 at 14:59 | #4

      panayoti- I think that’s not quite right. The $43K was based off the 28,000 pounds cost in Britian.I would think it would come in sub-$30K here.

    5. Jim Redd
      November 29th, 2011 at 14:34 | #5

      Whatever the car’s width, that thing is cool. What would be even better is a turbo version. I think Toyota has done this right and the long wait will be worth it.

    6. panayoti
      November 29th, 2011 at 14:32 | #6

      Automobile mag announced that the sale price of this rascal will be $43,000. So much for it being competitive with the Genesis and Mustang. So much for hope, TG.

    7. tgriffith
      November 28th, 2011 at 15:45 | #7

      Can you imagine 100 inches wide and 167 inches long? Weirdest looking car in the world. Thanks, panayoti.

    8. November 28th, 2011 at 15:41 | #8

      Motor coach is 102 wide.So the 70 inhes is more in line with the truth..

    9. panayoti
      November 28th, 2011 at 15:24 | #9

      @ TG and Randy

      TTAC had a piece on it today and reports width at 1775 mm which is 69.88″

    10. Phil
      November 28th, 2011 at 15:23 | #10

      101 inches wide makes it an inch narrower than a Greyhound bus!

    11. tgriffith
      November 28th, 2011 at 11:07 | #11

      I know, Randy, it’s nuts. It’s been regurgitated on many other blogs too, without anyone calling attention to it, as of yesterday anyway. I’ll update this post when I find the actual dimensions. Or, if you see them, please feel free to leave a comment.

    12. Randy
      November 28th, 2011 at 10:47 | #12

      Your width spec is obviously incorrect. A Ford F450 Super Duty Dually truck (a huge vehicle with tandem rear wheels) is 96″ wide. Do you believe everything you read in press releases?

    1. November 30th, 2011 at 11:38 | #1