2012 Toyota GT 86


The Japanese carmaker Toyota will make the sports car study, FT-86 is a production model, the 2012 will have to be. An advanced version of the Toyota Celica's successor is now available at IAA.

Many details of the 2 +2- seater - Toyota GT is the hot 86 - are not yet known. The design of the Toyota FT-86 was in the most recent version, which premiered at the Geneva Motor Show world premiere, a little made ​​approachable for the masses, but otherwise little has changed on the concept. Similar models are about the Peugeot RCZ and VW Scirocco .

A built-in front motor gasoline in boxer -design with 2 liters engine capacity , 4 cylinders, 200 hp (147 kW ) and 205 Nm drives the rear wheels and was developed in collaboration with Subaru developed. The customer can choose between a manual and an automatic select, which is operated via shift paddles on the steering wheel. Both have six speeds, ESP and ABS are standard. The GT 86 is kept light and compact, its curb weight is 1180 kg . The weight distribution between the axles is 53:47 percent, the limited slip differential and stability control (VSC manually deactivated) to a loss of traction to prevent. Because of its performance class are comparatively small displacement under dynamic driving style very high speeds needed to realize the full potential of the boxer engine. Positioned so the maximum 147 kW (200 hp) at 7,000 rpm until well 6600/min, the torque of 205 Nm. The D-4S direct injection comes from Toyota.

The Geneva-II exhibit Toyota FT-86 is a length of 4.24 meters, a width of 1.80 meters and a height of only 1.27 meters. The compact exterior dimensions combine with a wheelbase of 2.57 meters. The front of the Toyota FT-86 II is dominated by a large radiator mouth. The slit-shaped headlights are extended downward by LED Tagfahrleuchen. At the rear, make a small spoiler at the top, bottom makes a great diffuser with integrated wide exhaust tailpipes.

As early as mid-2008 gave the then-Toyota boss Katsuaki Watanabe announced to develop such a compact athlete with its partner Fuji Heavy (Subaru). 2012 is finally over and the Toyota FT-86 will roll out to dealers in Europe. Until then, the Toyota FT-86 will inspect II again at the IAA.


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