Project Manager Tetsuya of the Toyota GT 86, Tada told about the beginning of work on rear-wheel drive coupe new generation. In an interview with WhichCar engineer made clear that the group of experts develop a successor model, and the company wants to create a “new GT86, which will surpass the Supra”.
No details about a technical stuffing of Tetsuya new GT86, Tada said. Japanese journalists believe that the successor of a compartment can be re-designed in cooperation with Subaru and inherit the 2.4-liter engine from the coupe the Subaru Ascent. In this case, the power plant will vary from 240 horsepower for the ambient version up to 260 horsepower a turbo. Regardless of the scenario, the successor will be significantly more productive than the current 200-strong version.
On the platform of the future coupé is also not clear: Toyota will not be able to use a common architecture with the Subaru Impreza, as the next generation model will “move” for modular platform SGP. Insiders claim that the global “truck” Subaru cannot be adapted to create a rear-wheel drive car, so the new Toyota GT86 will supposedly designed around the “Toyota’s” platform TNGA or will share architecture with the new rotary Mazda.
About terms of emergence of the second generation GT86 is not known. The current version of the coupe launched in 2012 and has undergone restyling in 2016. At the moment Toyota fuels the market demand for the release of special versions.