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Toyota 86 GR teased

Toyota Spain has teased the upcoming GT86 by Gazoo Racing, just days after a trademark filing alerted the world to its existence. Captioned with "it's all a matter of passion for speed", there are no details about what upgrades will be made to the existing 86 package...

Toyota Gazoo trademarks hint at tuned 86, Yaris models for Europe

Gazoo Racing, Toyota's racing and tuning arm, has applied for European trademarks for the GT86 GR and Toyota Yaris GR names. The trademark applications found by Autocar suggest Toyota is developing, or at least investigating, warmed-over versions of its affordable sports coupe and small hatch. It's unclear when or if these cars will surface...

2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition revealed for the US

Toyota USA has detailed the 2019 86 line-up, headlined by a new TRD Special Edition that brings a unique look and model-specific upgrades to the company's little sports car. Dubbed the "ultimate performance" 86, the TRD Special Edition gets numerous cosmetic and mechanical upgrades, including Brembo brakes, a TRD exhaust system, Sachs dampers, and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres...

Drift Cadet: Learning how to drift... Without ruining your car

Drifting is a stack of fun, but it increases wear and tear on your engine, your tyres and the gearbox. But, there's now an answer to the age-old problem of learning how to drift without gradually destroying your car, and that answer is to do it in somebody else's car...

Toyota 86: Charting its sales from 0-20,000

Toyota Australia has officially sold 20,000 examples of the 86 since its launch in 2012, making it the first Toyota sports car to top 20,000 sales since the Celica in 1975. That's right, believe it or not it's been more than four decades since an exciting Toyota sold in such significant numbers...

Toyota GT86 Club Series Blue Edition revealed for the UK

Toyota UK has revealed the GT86 Club Series Blue Edition, a special-edition version of the popular sports car complete with visual enhancements and the option of upgraded mechanicals – still no turbo, though...

Time Machine Tuesday: April 10, 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of April 10 in years past...

Toyota, Subaru joining forces for new BRZ/86 - report

Fans of rear-drive sports cars rejoice... maybe. If reports out of Japan are to be believed, a new Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 pair is on the way with more power, more technology and sharper handling. A report quoting unnamed sources in the Japan Times says the second-generation sports car collaboration is set for a 2021 debut...

CarAdvice podcast 97: LIVE from the hot hatch mega test at Winton! 

This week, we're broadcasting from our hot hatch mega test at Winton Motor Raceway with Mandy Turner, Curt Dupriez, and Kez Casey. In car news, the 2019 Ford Focus has been teased ahead of its April 10 reveal, a manual is on the cards for the Genesis G70 in right-hand drive markets, and the Toyota 86 Racing Series gets extended until 2020...

Toyota 86 Racing Series extended until 2020

The popular Toyota 86 Racing Series has seen its original three-year commitment extended by two years, as it grows in popularity and becomes a more established stepping stone for aspiring drivers. Minor changes (like tyres) have been made to 2018 series cars, which held its official launch at Sydney Motorsport Park today, showcasing a larger prize pool of $150,000 (+$20,000) and a new six round, 18 race format...

Toyota 86: Turbocharging would require new platform

Turbocharging the Toyota 86 would require a great deal of work, making it incredibly unlikely to happen in the current generation. Speaking to CarAdvice in Geneva, Tetsuya Tada, chief engineer for the 86 and Supra, explained why the current 86 won't see a forced-induction powertrain...