Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Toyota GT 86 - 2012


TOYOTA GT 86 ....



Although relatively late arrival to the car in 1936, " Toyota "became nevertheless the first Japanese industrial group both in quality and volume production cars. The real business expansion of the company began in the '50s to become in 1970 the third largest producer of automobiles in the 2000s and reached the number one spot. Cars the company has always been characterized by a strict technical simplicity and aesthetic choices and mechanical modeled on only the best of the Western school. At Toyota it is simple, robust and efficient perfectly suited to market demand and provides a comprehensive range of models capable of responding to all customer requests, and even sports ....


On the occasion of the last Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota unveiled the final version of its small 2 +2 coupe powered sport called Toyota GT 86 . Because since 2006, the Japanese giant did not count any sports model in its European range, with the exception of confidential Yaris TS. An absence which was surprising how the largest manufacturer in the world could he be absent from a market segment as iconic? Some automotive specialists had bet on the return of the Celica name for the new sports coupe for the Japanese brand. Except that the last four generations of Celica were traction, unlike their contemporaries MR, but who were central engine propulsion. Between these two definitions existed between 1983 and 1987 a small coupe powered front engine derived from the Corolla known as the surname "or AE86 Sprinter Trueno." It is to the latter that the company wanted to refer to this new coupe designed in collaboration with Subaru finally took the name of Toyota GT 86 ....


Since his appointment in 2009, Akio Toyoda, the new boss of the Japanese giant, has decided to shift gears. The first speech of the former racing driver claimed the desire to reintroduce the "driving pleasure" in the values ​​of the brand. The new coupe Toyota GT 86 is the first concrete result of this proactive orientation. Developed in partnership with Subaru technical, this small coupe draws propulsion legacy Toyota. In terms of design, the final version is very close to various concepts presented from the Tokyo Motor Show in 2009. Only a few details change as Taillights less sharp, less dramatic diffuser or small air intake on the front fender to look much less "Aston Martin". On the front nets diodes are replaced by more conventional fog lamps and veined from the Toyota badge on the bonnet are more pronounced. But fortunately he remains faithful to its architecture. It is always a compact coupe (4.24 m) and particularly picked (1.29 m high) which, however, has four seats with a wheelbase of 2.57 m. The line says a lot about the claims of the model. Compact, sporty and wide shoulder, GT 86 uses all the features of specific cut muscular style, starting with optical LED threatening highlighted that became a reference year 2010. In the end, Toyota GT 86 is beautiful with this very sporty look and bestial ....


Regarding technology, the Toyota GT 86 is built on a chassis with onions that with only 53% of the weight on the front axle, Revelle behavior almost neutral. As a bonus, the company has opted for a more wide of tires in the rear than the front, which is the mark of true sport. Icing on the cake, Toyota offers a limited-slip differential lock particularly effective specially designed for front-wheel drive. It is a pure propulsion, but enjoying maximum traction. Most players will be able to disconnect the VSC stability control to better enjoy the temperament of the machine. Thus, we see with joy that Toyota has finally decided to redo vehicles fun after a long dry spell. On board, the interior is completely driver-focused to provide a sporty ride with better ergonomics studied in detail the functionality of each element with which the driver interacts. In addition, the shape of the front seat is designed not only for comfort, but also records and cushions the surfaces to provide optimal support to the acceleration and G-forces. The Toyota GT 86 is also fitted with a dashboard and a center console with carbon inserts, leather and aluminum, which reinforces the sporty looking ....


Regarding the engine, the unusual Toyota GT 86 is equipped with a four-cylinder flat boxer Genuine Subaru equipped with a direct injection system and indirect Toyota D-4S similar to the V10 the Lexus LFA. This system uses the indirect injection at low rpm for generating a turbulence effect in the cylinders in order to improve combustion. This four-cylinder "square" of 1998 cm3 uses the same race and the same bore of 86 mm. With its high compression ratio (12.5: 1) that block air takes a typically Japanese philosophy will require the whip to get the best. The maximum torque of 205 Nm is indeed obtained 6600 r / min and maximum power of 200 horsepower attained only at 7,000 r / min. But do not forget the finesse and spontaneity of a naturally aspirated engine sharp, clearly, you tap the right pedal and it goes instantly without response time. Transmission is entrusted to a gearbox 6-speed manual, but a 6-speed automatic unit is also available as an option and will include paddles behind the steering wheel. The very unusual Toyota GT 86 should also be offered with an optional 250-horsepower high against the base 200. This variant is internally developed by the Department Toyota Racing Development (TRD) ....



Specifications :
  • Engine: 4-cylinder boxer
  • Capacity: 2.0 Liters
  • Power: 200 hp at 7,000 r / min
  • Torque: 205 Nm at 6600 r / min
  • Speed: 250 km / h

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