Energy and style combine in
Toyota's 86 sportscar. Its powerful engine, lightweight build and aerodynamic
form help to create a unique driving experience while the styling will inspire
admiration in other drivers.
In terms of mechanics the Toyota 86 has been designed for road or track, as its looks reflect. The car hugs the road with a sleek profile. The front end in particular is characterised by a large mesh grille between front fog lights and narrow HID headlamps. Muscular wheel arches are a nod to the 86’s athletic nature and conceal standard-fit 17-inch alloy wheels. Folded side panels lead towards an assertive rear where dual exhaust pipes integrate with the rear diffuser. A choice of seven paint options is available to new buyers for a touch of customisation with choices including sophisticated Crystal Black Silica and Orange Metallic.
The motorsport theme is continued inside with aluminium pedals, a three-spoke leather steering wheel and leather seat upholstery. The cabin has been shaped ergonomically and holds you securely in place yet makes control of all functions simple and safe. All buttons and switches are placed close to hand. Two seats feature in the back for occasional use and these can fold down for times when you need added storage capacity.
Complementing the 86’s thrilling drive is an abundance of technology that enhances the experience for you and your passenger. The engine roars into life with the push of a button and all the information you need is shown clearly through a multi-information display. Entertainment is delivered by a six-speaker audio system which you can also link up to other external device via the USB or AUX port. To guide you towards every destination with little fuss Toyota has also fitted a satellite navigation system as standard. to its GTX & VTX grades.
Arguably the most important piece of technology is fitted under the bonnet where the manufacturer’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine is found. The unit has been tuned for output of 200 HP plus 205Nm of torque and is coupled with either six-speed manual or automatic transmission depending on the model chosen.
On top of its raw pace the coupé’s performance remains controlled to help you stay safe. Advanced active technology makes a big contribution to this particularly Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control System (TCS) which fix the model to the road. The limited slip differential also aids traction while Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA) support you when slowing from high speeds.
The Toyota 86 is best explored first hand through a test drive. You can schedule a slot in the driver’s seat with Al-Futtaim Motors across the UAE by contacting your local showroom online.