Toyota GT86 gets refresh and price drop

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Its hard to believe that the launch of the GT86 was almost three year ago now and to mark the occasion Toyota has given the car a refreshed line-up and style detail changes and a price reduction.

New wheels and new colours lead the features list, with the range-topping Aero model running on gloss black 18-inch rims and available with a hot GT86 Orange paint finish. In line with customer preference, Aero is now exclusively available with six-speed manual transmission. The larger alloys are also newly available as an option on the core GT86 model.

The Primo model, entry point to the range, moves on to 16-inch alloys and comes with a £300 lower price tag. An on-going customer offer is available, adding a further £505 saving to deliver an on-the-road price of £22,195. Pricing for other models in the range is unchanged.

Although the spec and price has changed Toyota are keen to point out that the car is still the same fundamentally brilliant GT86 dynamic package: its proven combination of a normally aspirated 2.0-litre boxer engine, low centre of gravity, rear-wheel drive and a beautifully balanced chassis continues to deliver the exhilarating and rewarding driving experience that earned it Top Gearmagazine’s Car of the Year title.

This is not the end of the GT86 story for 2015: a new special edition model will be joining the range this summer, details to be announced soon.

The 2016 GT86 is available to order now with first deliveries to customers in mid-July.

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RMS Forum Comments

Cooper 11:32 | Sat 16 May, 2015 | Report
Still no forced induction on the bill of materials. All that is missing in the world of plug in tuning. All too easy to say that though, they are incredibly well balanced and great fun to drive!
David.S 13:13 | Sat 16 May, 2015 | Report
Price drop = glad I sold mine last year.
stevieturbo 14:18 | Sat 16 May, 2015 | Report
| Still no forced induction on the bill of materials. All that is missing in the world of plug in tuning. All too easy to say that though, they are incredibly well balanced and great fun to drive!
Interesting about the wheel change though. As a lot of reports about the original said it was the lack of big wheels and skinny profile tyres that contributed to that excellent balance and feel of the car ( and to a degree, not having too much power )
Gavlar 17:57 | Sat 16 May, 2015 | Report
They're fairly tumbling in price in the used market can pick ones up for £13/14k seen one the other month for £9,999 had very high miles though (102,000) for the year lol 84672
KyleR 13:28 | Sun 17 May, 2015 | Report
Wait, hasn't the price went up? :confused: It used to be £22,500 for the GT86, now thats the price for the new basic model and the normal GT has increased to £25k.
mayweather 18:08 | Sun 17 May, 2015 | Report
I couldn't deal paying that sort of money for such a lack of ponies, particulary since a mid 90's clapped out m3 would do a job on it around the track.....meh not for me.
RM55MCC 18:22 | Sun 17 May, 2015 | Report
Test drove the above gt86 few weeks ago , as I was looking to buy one, good fun to drive but dead when it came to power ....
David.S 18:25 | Sun 17 May, 2015 | Report
| Test drove the above gt86 few weeks ago , as I was looking to buy one, good fun to drive but dead when it came to power ....
I loved mine and for normal driving it was fine. If I had kept it I would have liked a louder exhaust. The depreciation was one of the reasons I sold it.
TheDaniel 22:19 | Sun 17 May, 2015 | Report
I will definitely own one of these in the next few years. Fell in love with them before they were even released. Heard something about Subaru releasing an STI BRZ? Something like 450 bhp from factory!? .. I preferred the Toyota front, but for that power I'd take the BRZ! :P https://file.kbb.com/kbb/images/content/editorial/slideshow/subaru-brz-sti-concept-bows/subaru-brz-sti-concept-04-600-001.jpg (l)
KyleR 10:19 | Mon 18 May, 2015 | Report
| I will definitely own one of these in the next few years. Fell in love with them before they were even released. Heard something about Subaru releasing an STI BRZ? Something like 450 bhp from factory!? .. I preferred the Toyota front, but for that power I'd take the BRZ! :p https://file.kbb.com/kbb/images/content/editorial/slideshow/subaru-brz-sti-concept-bows/subaru-brz-sti-concept-04-600-001.jpg (L)
Unfortunately it was a one off prototype :(


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