The second generation Toyota 86 (GT86) and Subaru BRZ will reportedly have a new Toyota platform, and more power from a turbo engine.
According to Autocar, the GT86 as it’s known in Europe will be rebranded as the GR86 to bring into line with other hot/sporty Toyotas, like the GR Yaris and GR Supra. GR stands for Gazoo Racing, Toyota’s racing brand in Japan and Europe.
Autocar doesn’t mention if the GR86 name will be used worldwide or just in Europe.
The new 86/GR86 will move to Toyota’s TNGA platform as the latest Subaru Global Architecture doesn’t support RWD. While Subaru will no longer supply the platform, it will still develop the powertrain, and it’s said they will use a 2.4L turbo H4 from the Outback, Ascent and Legacy.
The 2.4L has 190kW (260hp) at 5,600rpm, and 376Nm (277 lb-ft) in the Ascent.
There could also be a more luxurious interior and more space for the 2+2 interior.
With more power, more space and more luxury, Toyota will need to make sure the GR86/86 doesn’t step onto the toes of the Supra