Not alone will the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ survive, they’ll advance acknowledgment to a (turbocharged) addition to their outputs.
Small sports auto admirers breathed a blow of abatement aftermost year back it was appear the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ had been clearly renewed for a additional generation.
Now, there’s alike added acceptable news: Autocar letters the second-generation twins will see a big bang in power.
Like the accepted models, the new coupes will use a Subaru powertrain.
This time, however, it’ll be the turbocharged 2.4-litre four-cylinder agent acclimated in the accessible 2021 Subaru Outback, as able-bodied as the ample Subaru Ascent crossover awash in North America.
Yes, that agency an agent acclimated to ability a Toyota Kluger battling will now be beneath the beanie of a baby coupe.
The accepted naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre boxer agent has 152kW and 212Nm. In the Ascent, the turbo 2.4-litre produces 190kW and 376Nm, apery a advantageous bang in ability and torque.
It’s additionally added able than the abject tune of the GR Supra’s BMW-sourced turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder.
Not offered here, the Supra SZ makes 145kW and 320Nm, admitting in added big-ticket SZ-R trim those outputs are added to 190kW and 400Nm.
The auto twins will move to the Toyota New All-around Architecture (TNGA), which the aggregation has said can abutment both front- and rear-wheel-drive layouts.
Naturally, the new cars are accepted to affection upgraded technology and abstracts in the interior. That’s acceptable account as the accepted cars’ cabins are assuming their 2012 vintage.
Autocar believes the new 86 and BRZ will access ancient in 2021.
Don’t apprehend a amalgam adaptation though, at atomic not yet. While hybrids are continuing to breed throughout the Toyota range, the aggregation believes its current-generation amalgam arrangement is too abundant for achievement vehicles.
Said Naohiko Sato, arch architect of the GR Yaris, “Right now, if we chose an electrified powertrain for a sports car, it would be heavier”.
“We absitively it’s not the appropriate way to go appropriate now. Maybe back the technology gets bigger and we accept new technology acceptance lighter powertrains, it could be good.”
Autocar additionally letters the 86 will additionally accept an ever-so-slightly altered name: GR86, as in Gazoo Racing.
Though the UK is one of the few markets area the 86 wears the GT86 nameplate, suggesting the new name mightn’t be universal, Toyota is agog to advance its Gazoo Racing division.
The new Supra, afterwards all, is referred to clearly as the GR Supra.
Toyota is additionally accretion the all-around attendance of Gazoo Racing, with the rorty little GR Yaris accession in Australia backward this year.
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