This is the rebranded version of the jointly developed Subaru BRZ. The name comes from the car’s designation code during its design and development stage. As a front-engined, rear wheel driven sports coupe with great drifting capabilities, the 86 is renowned for its handling.
The car is powered by a 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder, horizontally opposed engine with DOHC 16-valve cylinder heads and dual variable valve timing. With Toyota’s D-4S direct and sequential port injection this engine produces 205 hp. A short throw 6-speed close ratio manual transmission is standard. The alternative is a 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission featuring sequential shift mode with dynamic rev management and paddle shifters. The auto also features a mode selector with sport and snow modes.
The car’s lightweight reinforced unibody and flat engine give it a low center of gravity. Sport tuned independent front and double wishbone rear suspensions further augments the car’s handling. Retail prices in the US start from $26,255.