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The 86 is designed to bring back the sheer exhilaration of sports car driving. It has been developed by and for people with a genuine passion for sports cars.
Called the 86 partly in tribute to its predecessor, the AE86, and partly to signify its 86mm x 86mm bore and stroke.
The 86 is the latest in a long line of exciting sports cars from Toyota. It builds on Toyota's heritage of rear-wheel drive, front-engine sports cars dating back to 1965 with the Sports 800. This was followed by other track-bred cars including the 2000GT, which was generally accepted as Japan's first 'supercar' and the AE86 - the car that is still a favourite with enthusiasts today.
The 86 shares DNA with some of the most exciting track-proven sports car ever made and it was tested on track at key stages of its development. Professional drivers have been involved from its inception helping with the development of key aspects of the car even down to the steering wheel design.
The car's performance was tested on gruelling tracks such as Fuji Speedway and Shibets in Japan and the Nürburgring in Germany where adverse cambers have been the downfall of many a lesser chassis.
The 86 has an ultra-low stance. It's modern, streamlined shape features timeless aspects of the 2000GT.
At the front, the flat forward sloping bonnet signals the presence of the horizontally-opposed Boxer engine beneath, while at the rear, the widened rear diffuser and lowered bottom bumper aids aerodynamic performance and agility.
The 86 features a wide range of advanced safety features. It is built on an extremely rigid frame featuring high grade tensile steel and has crumple zones front and rear. It comes with 7 SRS Airbags, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC) and Hill Start Assist (HAC)[B4], as well as an advanced braking package with Anti-skid Braking System (ABS), Electric Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA).
The 86 has been tested on tough test tracks like the Nürburgring to make sure it offers the highest levels of reliability and performance in all kinds of conditions. And with Toyota Service Advantage on your side, you know your 86 will be serviced by Toyota trained technicians who know your vehicle inside out.