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2019 Toyota 86 GT manual review: Dynamic Performance Pack

The Toyota 86 GT manual is the perfect pure enthusiast's sports car, but is its age starting to show?

2019 Toyota 86 GTS Apollo Blue review

Rear-drive, front-engined with a manual transmission. The 86 GTS Apollo Blue is fundamentally a driver's car. But it's also pricey...

2019 Toyota 86 GTS auto review

Can the Dynamic Performance Pack lift the Toyota 86 GTS's credentials as a proper driver's sports car?

Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ: You don't mess with imperfection

As the most enthusiastic motoring aficionados descend into a collective delirium about whether Toyota’s revived six-cylinder sports coupe really is deserving of the Supra name, given its heavy reliance on BMW componentry, it seems the Supra’s baby brother has stepped out of the firing line for a moment...

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Toyota 86 Videos

On board with Keiichi Tsuchiya at WTAC 2016

Read the full article here. Jump on board the Toyota Genuine Parts AE86 for some drift action with the father of modern drifting, the Drift King himself, Keiichi Tsuchiya, as he slides Australian drift veteran Beau Yates’s rebuilt Hachi-Roku around Sydney Motorsport Park for World Time Attack Challenge 2016. Strap in!

2017 Toyota 86 Track Review

Read the full article here There aren't too many dramatic changes with the 2017 Toyota 86 – rather it’s a mid-life facelift (or refresh in manufacturer terms) for a vehicle that’s already been around for nearly five years. First launched locally in 2012, the 86 has been a supremely popular vehicle – a fact mirrored around the world – so you can understand Toyota’s reluctance to make sweeping, wholesale changes...

Drifting: How do you drift and can anyone do it?

Read the full article here. Since the Toyota 86 launched back in 2012, interest in the smokey sport of drifting has only grown. And why wouldn’t it? The sight, the sound, the smell – it’s a spectacle. But how do you actually drift? And can anyone do it?    ...

2016 Toyota 86 T86RS Track Test Review

Read the article here. We’ve all dreamed of being a racing driver. And now, thanks to Toyota Australia and the Toyota 86 Racing Series, you can compete in your very own Toyota 86 racing car… Based on either an entry-level GT or a flagship GTS, each T86RS race car is prepared identically...

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Toyota 86 Comparisons

2017 Subaru BRZ v Toyota 86 GT comparison

Deciding to buy a brand new car can be a tough decision. And deciding exactly which brand new car to buy can be even more difficult. So what happens when the two cars you're looking at share the same engine, gearbox, platform, and damn near the same looks? What happens when the two cars you're looking at are the 2017 Subaru BRZ and 2017 Toyota 86 GT? Which do you pick then? We hit the road, and the track, to find out...

What's the best fun car? 17 'hot' cars under $60k tested!

We assembled 17 of fittest 'fun cars' under $60k at Sydney Motorsport Park at the recent MotorWorld event and there you, our readers, into the test seats. And we gave the mega test field a spin ourselves. Together, we decide what's hot, what's fun and what is exception value for money...

Toyota 86 vs Subaru BRZ Comparison Review

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito were easy. But is it possible to pick the difference between another set of twins, the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ? That’s the question CarAdvice set to answer across a range of beautifully sunlit country roads. Our BRZ test car is in silver while the 86 is in red – good colours, even if we would have preferred brand-signature hues of WR Blue for the Subaru and white for the Toyota...

Toyota 86 News

2022 Toyota GR 86 Convertible rendered: New sports coupe gets the angle-grinder treatment

A convertible variant of the Toyota GR 86 and twin under the skin Subaru BRZ has long been rumoured – now we know what one could look like. Following its recent and highly-publicised launch, our in-house Photoshop whiz Alex Misoyannis took the liberty of rendering a roofless rendition of the all-new sports coupe...

2022 Toyota GR 86 officially revealed, Australian launch confirmed

This is it: the 2022 Toyota GR 86 has been officially revealed, close to six months after the unveiling of its Subaru relative. Twin under the skin to the new Subaru BRZ, the second-generation 86 sports car joins the GR Supra and GR Yaris under the wing of Toyota’s Gazoo Racing performance arm – with a notable performance bump to match its hi-po GR 86 name...

2021 Toyota GR 86 could be just weeks away, as Subaru confirms joint announcement

Toyota and Subaru have confirmed plans for a joint announcement on 5 April 2021, suggesting the all-new GR 86 sports car could be closer to launch than previously thought. Teasing the upcoming event, an image appears to show the badges of both a Toyota GR 86 and a Subaru BRZ, with the words "Let's make ever-better cars together!" While it's yet to be confirmed the upcoming media event will feature the wildly-popular coupe's reveal, CarAdvice understands this is highly likely...

2022 Toyota GR 86 delayed to improve performance over Subaru BRZ – report

The 2022 Toyota GR 86 may be delayed due to similarities with the Subaru BRZ. The new-generation GR 86 was co-developed with Subaru and will be made on the same production line as the BRZ, but a new report suggests Toyota President Akio Toyoda wants the 86 to be noticeably different in the way it drives...

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Toyota 86 Owner Reviews

2016 Toyota 86 GTS review

I get some strange looks each week from the new parents as I pull in to drop off or pick up my two little girls from kindergarten. One Dad got out of his SUV (looking a little depressed) and as we walked to drop our kids off he commented to me, "you realize that is not a family car don't you?" (gesturing to my orange 2+2 seater Toyota 86)...

2016 Toyota 86 GTS Review

I bought this car nearly 3 years ago as my trusty family XR8 had completed its family duties and it was time to buy Dad something that he’d coveted for a while now. Some might call it a mid-life crisis, but I’m now having more fun with my car in my late forties, than I ever did in my late teens. For me, I have always enjoyed driving...

2013 Toyota 86 GTS review

The 86. Hachi-roku. The car keyboard warriors love to hate. It burst into the world as the poor man’s Porsche motoring journalists had been waiting for. That’s how I like to think of it. For less money than most hot hatches, you can have a two-door, RWD sports car that’s cheap to run and an absolute hoot to drive...

2013 Toyota 86 GT review

In 2013, I purchased my Toyota 86 GT sight unseen and based purely on the glowing recommendations from the world’s motoring journalists. What followed was an epic seven-hour drive down the Alpine National Highway from the dealership at Cooma to Melbourne. My initial impressions of the car were that the seats and overall driving position were excellent...

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