The big valley in the 2022 Toyota GR 86 is here. It may not be all that people hoped for, but we are getting a brand new sports coupe, and that is always good news.
However, the first spy photos of a current prototype were captured by Instagrammer @kystify, who posted photos and a short video on YouTuber Matt Marah. The photos were taken near a Toyota R&D facility in Michigan and show a camouflaged prototype, but we know 86 fans will notice all the changes nonetheless.
The styling is a bit simpler and nicer, reminiscent of older Lexus as well as 370Z cups for some reason. The geometric shapes of the lights are in contrast to the highly designed Toyota Supra. If kamo is not doing it for you, Toyota has actually made a preliminary concept, the GRMN Sports FR, which somehow looks more like a modern Supra … than the modern Supra.
Although unconfirmed, the specifications are available from Japanese sources which have proven reliable in the past. While rumors were circulating about Toyota using a 2-liter turbo engine in this new car, this is not what is happening, at least not yet. The GR 86 will be powered by the new four-cylinder boxer engine, named Subaru, FA24.
This is believed to power the next generation STI as well, but in 86, there will be no turbo. Maximum output will be 217 hp (22 PS), compared to 205 hp (207 PS) for the current model. The full torque will be 177 lb-ft at 5,500rpm, compared to 151 lb-ft at 6,400rpm in the current FA20 car.