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Scion FR-S T1: Toyota 86 targa heading to SEMA

A targa top Toyota 86, dubbed the Scion FR-S T1, will be one of the Japanese brand's main attractions at this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas. Will Toyota bring an open-top 86 to the market? Jeremy Lookofsky from Cartel Customs isn't hanging around to find out...

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Toyota 86 14R-60 limited edition makes full use of TRD's parts catalogue
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Toyota 86 14R-60 limited edition makes full use of TRD's parts catalogue

Toyota Japan has whipped up a limited edition version of the 86, dubbed the Toyota 86 14R-60, that's chock full of TRD components. The new 14R-60 is inspired by the Toyota GT86 TRD Griffon Project that made its debut at last year's Goodwood Festival of Speed...


2015 Toyota 86 GTS Review
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2015 Toyota 86 GTS Review

Front engine, rear wheel drive and a taught, lightweight chassis - three simple elements that have, for decades, symbolised the very best in driving dynamics and outright ability. Japanese manufacturers have for much of that time, managed to nail that formula as well as anyone. Think back to the original Datsun 240Z, the first Mazda R100 rotary, and the original Toyota Celica...


Toyota GT86 CS-R3 rally car unveiled
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Toyota GT86 CS-R3 rally car unveiled

A rally version of the Toyota 86, the Toyota GT86 CS-R3, will make its public debut at the ADAC Rallye Deutschland that starts on August 21. The new Toyota GT86 CS-R3 has been under development for the past year by Toyota Motorsport (TMG), but isn't quite ready yet for competitive racing...


Toyota 86: Revised suspension, enhanced interior for updated sports car
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Toyota 86: Revised suspension, enhanced interior for updated sports car

The 2015 Toyota 86 has gone on sale in Australia complete with suspension tweaks, interior enhancements and a small price increase for the flagship GTS variant. Announced globally in April, Toyota’s upgraded two-seat rear-wheel-drive 86 sports car features a revised suspension set-up that claims to deliver “better handling response and steering feel while also enhancing ride quality”...


Toyota 86: track-tuned variant spied lapping Nurburgring
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Toyota 86: track-tuned variant spied lapping Nurburgring

A low-slung track-tuned Toyota 86 has been spied lapping Germany's Nurburgring, hinting at the possible development of a hardcore version of the popular Japanese sports car. Spotted by CarAdvice’s spy photographers circling the infamous racetrack, the white Toyota 86 has been equipped with a black bonnet, roof and bootlid, suggesting the use of lightweight carbonfibre...


Toyota 86 hybrid technically feasible, but won't be built - report
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Toyota 86 hybrid technically feasible, but won't be built - report

Despite reports that development of a hybrid version of the Toyota 86 was quite advanced, it appears as though project has been halted due to a poor business case. Fabio Capano, director of product communications at Toyota Europe, told Autocar: "We can create a product with this technology, but it needs to make proper business sense. We have to prioritise...


Toyota 86: Australians snap up 10 per cent of global production
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Toyota 86: Australians snap up 10 per cent of global production

Local enthusiasts have purchased 10 per cent of all Toyota 86 sports cars sold around the world, once again proving Australia’s love of performance vehicles on a global level. Toyota Australia confirmed the 10,000th Toyota 86 was sold in Australia within days of the 100,000th international sale. The milestone comes less than two years after the 86 first launched locally in June 2012...


2015 Toyota 86 gains suspension, aero, interior upgrades
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2015 Toyota 86 gains suspension, aero, interior upgrades

The first upgrade for the Toyota 86 will be released in the coming months with enhancements to the rear-wheel-drive sports car’s suspension, aerodynamics and interior. The 2015 Toyota 86 gains a more rigid fixation of the front suspension and the rear shock absorbers, which the Japanese car maker says aims to provide more stable damping and improved friction control in the pursuit of smoother and more communicative handling...


Toyota 86 Convertible on local wish list
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Toyota 86 Convertible on local wish list

Toyota Australia says it has its fingers crossed the Toyota 86 Convertible is approved for production after the brand unveiled an updated FT86 Open concept at today's Tokyo motor show. The new 'Flash Red' Toyota 86 drop-top concept is differentiated from the original white-painted FT86 Open concept revealed at Geneva in March by its right-hand-drive layout, and gives the clearest look yet at how the car would appear if sold in our market...


Toyota 86 R3 rally car revealed
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Toyota 86 R3 rally car revealed

A Toyota 86-based R3 rally car will be developed as part of the Japanese car maker's customer motorsport program. The Toyota Motorsport GmbH-developed GT86 CS-R3 will be built according to R3 regulations and equipped to the maximum specification permitted with a six-speed sequential gearbox, limited slip differential, modified engine and adapted brakes...


Toyota 86 sedan concept claimed for Dubai motor show unveiling
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Toyota 86 sedan concept claimed for Dubai motor show unveiling

The long-rumoured Toyota 86 sedan is claimed to debut at tomorrow's Dubai motor show, though uncertainty surrounds the car’s supposed unveiling. According to what purports to be the official Facebook page of the Dubai motor show, Toyota UAE (United Arab Emirates) will "impress" showgoers with the "regional" unveiling of the "Sedan FT 86"...


Toyota 86 sedan approved for production?
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Toyota 86 sedan approved for production?

A sedan version of the Toyota 86 has been rumoured since 2010 but has reportedly been given the green light for production. UK publication Auto Express quotes "an inside source" who claims a new Toyota 86-based sedan has been given the nod to join the two-door in global showrooms...


Toyota 86 range updated for 2014
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Toyota 86 range updated for 2014

The Toyota 86 range has received a mild update for 2014, headlined by minor mechanical and visual enhancements. Now featuring the same Torsen limited-slip differential as the rest of the range, the price of the Toyota 86 GT automatic is up $300 to $32,790. The entry-level GT manual remains unchanged at $29,990, continuing to come standard with cruise control, daytime running lights and 16-inch alloy wheels...


Toyota 86 hybrid under development: report
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Toyota 86 hybrid under development: report

A hybrid version of the Toyota 86 is reportedly under development, with production yet to be given the go ahead. Toyota drivetrain engineering senior manager Koei Saga has told Autocar that development of the hybrid Toyota 86 – called the GT86 in the UK – is quite advanced, and will combine several of the Japanese manufacturer's hybrid systems used on the road and track...


Toyota 86 Review: Tada prototype
Rating: 910 /10
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Toyota 86 Review: Tada prototype

“Yes, the Toyota 86 is as good as you dared to dream it would be.” That’s what we wrote 12 months ago at the launch of the affordable sports car that immediately became one of motoring’s most stunning success stories of its era. A year on, it’s a bona-fide cult car, and a rarefied phenomenon...

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Toyota 86: GTS manual accounts for 40 percent of sales
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Toyota 86: GTS manual accounts for 40 percent of sales

Sales of the Toyota 86 have gone against initial expectations with the highest proportion of buyers opting for a white, manual high-spec 86 GTS. In Canberra at an event marking the one-year anniversary of Toyota 86's local launch, the big T revealed some interesting statistics about the rear-wheel drive sports car...


Toyota 86: Australia ranks 3rd in global sales
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Toyota 86: Australia ranks 3rd in global sales

Australia has become the world's third largest Toyota 86 market, with over 6000 units sold locally since its June 2012 launch. Despite our relatively small population and one million per year new car market (which includes commercial and fleet sales), Australian’s love of the Toyota 86 has helped put us above markets like the UK and Canada...


Toyota 86 Convertible not cancelled
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Toyota 86 Convertible not cancelled

Despite recent reports of its cancellation, the Toyota 86 convertible is still under study, according to the car’s chief project engineer. Speaking to CarAdvice at the one-year anniversary of the 86’s Australian launch, Tatsuya Tada, the man behind the 86 project and now the upcoming Toyota Supra as well, denied reports that the convertible project had been cancelled...


Toyota 86 Convertible canned, deemed too expensive: report
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Toyota 86 Convertible canned, deemed too expensive: report

The Toyota 86 Convertible has been shelved before ever being officially confirmed, according to the latest reports. Industry journal Automotive News reports that a drop-top version of the 147kW/205Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder Boxer-powered Toyota 86 sports car has been canned after being deemed too expensive by the Japanese manufacturer...


Toyota 86 TRD Griffon racer headed to Goodwood
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Toyota 86 TRD Griffon racer headed to Goodwood

A TRD version of the UK market Toyota 86 will be shown at July's Goodwood Festival of Speed. The TRD 'Griffon Project' Toyota GT86 is a limited edition version of the present road-going car, with candid performance and styling features promoting TRD parts and aiming to excite the majority of the rear-wheel-drive sports car’s loyal fan base...


Range Rover, 86 and BRZ, and A-Class get five-star ANCAP rating
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Range Rover, 86 and BRZ, and A-Class get five-star ANCAP rating

In the latest round of crash testing performed by the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ coupe twins, Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback and Range Rover luxury SUV have been awarded a maximum five star rating. With dual front, side and driver’s knee airbags, the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ received 34...


Toyota 86 Cup Edition: Germany-only model released
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Toyota 86 Cup Edition: Germany-only model released

The Toyota 86 Cup Edition has been released to mark Toyota's involvement in the VLN endurance racing championship series, hosted at Germany's famed Nurburgring circuit. Exclusively built and sold in Germany, and limited to just 86 cars, the Toyota 86 Cup Edition (called the GT86 in Europe) sees owners receive not only a rare vehicle with unique interior and exterior features, but a ticket for two to a VIP customer event at the Nurburgring as well...


Toyota 86 Convertible concept revealed
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Toyota 86 Convertible concept revealed

The lid has been lifted on the Toyota 86 Convertible concept ahead of its global unveiling at next week's Geneva motor show. Officially dubbed the Toyota FT-86 Open concept, the near-production-ready concept gives us our clearest look yet at the design of the all-but-confirmed 86 Convertible, which is expected to be revealed in its final form later this year...


Toyota 86 Convertible spy shots
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Toyota 86 Convertible spy shots

A near-production-ready prototype of the Toyota 86 Convertible has been spied in South Africa, giving us our first undisguised look at the highly anticipated open-air Japanese sports car. A reader of South Africa’s CarMag snapped the soft-top Toyota 86 in Cape Town where it was locked up behind security gates and closely guarded...


Toyota 86 TRD: limited edition model set for UK release
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Toyota 86 TRD: limited edition model set for UK release

The limited edition Toyota 86 TRD has been revealed ahead of its UK release next month. Limited to only 250 examples, the Toyota 86 TRD is the first Toyota created for the UK specifically using genuine TRD (Toyota Racing Development) parts...


Toyota 86 GT4: turbo added for GT racing
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Toyota 86 GT4: turbo added for GT racing

The first Toyota 86 GT4 is being readied for an upcoming European testing regime, powered by a turbocharged version of its 2.0-litre Boxer engine. The pre-season “balance of performance” sessions devised by GT4 series organiser Stephane Ratel Organisation (SRO) will put the Toyota 86 GT4 built by GPRM – the Buckingham-based motorsport engineering group behind Britain’s first racing Toyota 86 – through its paces before the car finds its way onto a competitive GT4 starting grid...


Toyota 86 convertible concept previews open-top variant
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Toyota 86 convertible concept previews open-top variant

A convertible version of the Toyota 86 sports car will be unveiled at next month's Geneva motor show. The Japanese manufacturer will reveal the Toyota FT-86 Open concept in Geneva as a way to gauge customer reaction to a convertible variant, confirming long-standing rumours of a planned drop-top Toyota 86...


Toyota 86 ad pulled over dangerous driving
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Toyota 86 ad pulled over dangerous driving

An commercial for the Toyota 86 that was part of a multi-million dollar UK advertising campaign launched in August has been pulled for condoning dangerous driving and being in breach of the UK's advertising codes. The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled the Toyota 86 ‘Real Deal’ TV ad and corresponding YouTube clip breached the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) advertising codes by condoning dangerous driving...


Toyota 86 tuned trio headed to SEMA
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Toyota 86 tuned trio headed to SEMA

Three modified versions of the Toyota 86 are set to go toe-to-toe in a battle of tuners at the upcoming 2012 SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The three Toyota 86 sports cars, sold in North America as the Scion FR-S, have been individually customised by three tuners as part of the eighth annual Scion Tuner Challenge...