The 86 - Toyota's rear wheel drive sports car

"A cohesive balance that is utterly addictive"Peter Robinson, Wheels Magazine

Sports car


1965 Sports800

The Sports 800 was Toyota's first productionsports car. After appearing as a prototype at the Tokyo Auto Show in 1962, it went intoproduction in 1965.

1967 2000gt

Generally accepted as the first Japanese 'supercar'.

1983 ae86

The AE86 was introduced in 1983 and is still a favourite with racers and rally drivers today.
"It never intimidates, never needs to be goaded,
is always on the driver's side."Peter Robinson, Wheels Magazine

Power to


Achieving the optimum power-to-weight ratio is a matter of carefully balancing engine sizeand power against the car's weight.

Low centre of


Rear wheel


Rear wheel drive vehicle image
With an ultra-low centre of gravity (CoG),
the 86 provides an exhilarating,
ground-hugging experience.
Returning to Toyota's rich heritage ofrear-wheel drive sports cars, the 86applies a rear-wheel-drive layout.
"The production 86 is a spellbindingly brilliant car."Peter Robinson, Wheels Magazine



The 86's clutter-free cockpit is designed to make you feel at one with the car and laid out so nothing getsin the way of driving.[GTS manual model shown.]

Direct injection


In a world first, the 86 features a horizontally-opposed
engine combined with Toyota's next generation D-4S
direct injection system.
  • Velocity orange
  • Storm Black
  • White Liquid
  • Sonic Blue
  • Tornado Grey
  • Ice Silver
  • Mount Fuji Red



The 86 comes in a selection of 7 colours designed
to complement the car's sensuous curves and
flowing aerodynamic lines.



The car features a pagoda roof structure and is built on a
lightweight frame featuring extremely high grade tensile
steel making the 86's body shell extremely rigid.

Toyota Australia reserves the right to vary and discontinue from time to time the interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations currently available.
Colours and trims displayed here are a guide only and may vary from actual colours due to the display process.
See your Toyota Dealer to confirm colour/trim/model availability when ordering your vehicle.

[P2]  Metallic / mica pearlescent paint is optional and is subject to additional charges on most models.

[X4] References to kerb weights are nominal and will vary depending on options and accessories.

Sports 800

In March 1965, Toyota released the Sports 800. An inexpensive easy-to-drivesports car affectionately called the 'Yota-Hachi'.

The Sports 800 featured a 790cc horizontally-opposed boxer engine with dualcarburetors and it was one of the first sports cars with a lift off roof panel or targatop. It boasted a maximum speed of 155km/h, but thanks to the light 580kgvehicle weight it outperformed sport cars in a class above.

The concept of a lightweight sports car featuring the world's only uniquecombination of horizontally-opposed engine and FR layout has been adoptedagain in the '86' after more than 40 years from the birth of 'Yota-Hachi'.


The 2000GT was powered by a 2.0L straight-6 with a double overhead camshaftthat generated 112kW and able to reach 220 km/h on the track, the 2000GT wasgenerally accepted as the first Japanese 'supercar'.

The 2000GT came third in the 1966 Japanese Grand Prix, won the Fuji 24 hourrace in 1967 and set several world records for speed and endurance.

Its elegant, flowing form was distinctively prominent among car designs in thosedays and it created a sensation overseas;so much so that a specially customised2000GT convertible appeared with Sean Connery in the James Bond movie, 'Youonly live twice' in 1967.

The 2000GT's graceful side window shape and rear fender line are inherited by the "86".


In Japan, the AE86 was known as "Hachi-Roku", which means "86" in Japanese.The car was powered by a fuel-injected, 4 cylinder twin-cam 1587cc 4A-GE engine coupled with the then, newly adopted rack and pinion steering mechanism that delivered quick handling. The AE86 had a 5 speed manual gearbox (automatic transmission was later added as an option) and was fitted with ventilated disc brakes. During production, AE86 was popular in Group A and Group N racing and was particularly sought after for rallying and circuit racing. It still appears in rallies and club races to this day.

Its low weight (950 - 970kg) and rear-wheel drive configuration meant it wasexceptionally well balanced for drifting while cornering.

The AE86 is indeed a car that has been cherished by loyal fans over many years.This car-and-user relationship is what the new '86' aims to create.


The 86 is a light weight car - just 1257kgX4 (kerb weight, GT manual model). With a specially designed, lightweight FA20 horizontally-opposed 2.0L engine, generating 147kW of power and 205Nm of torque, it creates 117kW per tonne, the sort of power-to-weight ratio that gets sports car drivers very excited.

Low Centre of Gravity

For balance and handling, all of the heavier parts of the 86 are positioned as low and close to the middle of the the car as possible.

The front seats hip point is just 400mm above the road surface. This has enabled ajust front-of-centre weight balance (53:47) when the car is standing still and an ultra-low centre of gravity.

Less body roll when cornering helps maintain optimal suspension geometry.

Rear Wheel Drive

The 86 has a front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout with a slightly front-of-middlebalance point. On the track it allows the tyres to grip the corners, whilst out on theroad, exceptional handling make the 86 a treat to drive.

Driver's Cockpit

The cockpit is functional, practical and stylish.

The 86 features a combination three-ring meter with a centrally locatedtachometer.

In manual models there is also a shift position indicator that indicates the optimum time for upshifts.

Sit in the cockpit of the 86 and you'll have no doubt at all that this is a car designed for, and by, people with a passion for sports car driving.

Direct Injection (D-4S)

In a world first, Toyota's D-4S system has been applied to the horizontally-opposed Boxer engine, making the 86 incredibly responsive, helping to Improve power output and making each drop of fuel work even harder.

The D-4S system combines injectors that inject fuel at high pressure directly into the cylinders, together with conventional injectors, injecting fuel into the intake ports.

The system adjusts itself accordingly switching direct cylinder injection off and ondepending to engine speeds.

As a result of this unique combination of the D-4S system and Boxer enginetechnology the 86's FA20 engine produces 147kW of power and 205Nm of torque.


High grade tensile strength sheet steel has been used in the roof side rails, front header and centre pillar reinforcement.

The 86's strong pagoda roof structure helps ensure the rigidity of the body shell atthe same time as keeping weight down.

[P2] Paint featured is an optional extra at additional cost.
[P2] Paint featured is an optional extra at additional cost.