Toyota have revealed that prices for the spiritual successor to the legendary AE86, the keenly anticipated GT 86 due to arrive in June, will start at £24,995.
That money will provide you with a 200bhp, front engined, rear wheel drive sports car that’s been designed around driver engagement rather than everyday practical concerns. It’s no Lotus Elise regarding weight, but the flat-four ‘boxer’ engine car is remarkably light weight at just under 1,200kg, and has a near perfect 53/47 weight distribution, with power placement helped by a limited slip differential.
Higher specification models will be offered, although it’s likely to be just trim differences. Expect a luxury variant at around £28,000.
Toyota’s price, unlikely to be discounted thanks to short supply, compares well with the likes of the Audi TT (the 211 TFSI Sport comes in at £27,140), the BMW 125i M Sport (£26,920) and the Volkswagen Scirocco (210 GT version costs £24,960). However, £25,000 is also enough for a low mileage Nissan 370Z or even a Porsche Cayman.
Subaru have yet to reveal pricing information on their sister car, the BRZ.
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