Where best to unleash the joyfully fun Toyota GT86? A certain test track in Dunsfold, of course! Watch this unashamedly old school racer scythe through some very famous corners and burn up some recognisable straights, proving itself to be a little bit more than reasonably fast.
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Watch the Toyota GT86 post a more than reasonably fast time round Dunsfold
Rear-drive, optimal weight distribution and skids: here’s why new GT86 is a riot
1. Rear-wheel drive
The GT86’s pitch-perfect performance and handling are both launched from the rear wheels.
2. Optimal weight distribution
With the GT86’s optimised weight distribution of 53:47, you can make light work of any apex that comes your way, while still having bags of fun.
3. Low centre of gravity
The GT86’s weight distribution goes hand-in-hand with its low centre of gravity. There’s plenty of body above the waterline, giving you a more stable and better-handling package.
4. 197bhp, 2.0L engine
The GT86’s engine develops just enough power to feel fun and manageable in equal measure. It’s a perfect match for the chassis, and that’s what makes it such a pure driver’s car.
5. Skinny tyres
Toyota’s less-is-more approach doesn’t end with the engine. Too wide a tyre can mean too much grip, but the GT86’s narrow tyres allow confident drivers to override the traction control system for even more fun.
6. Lightweight body
The GT86’s race pedigree ensures that its body shell is feather-light, making it all the more efficient.
How the car feels from the driver’s seat is everything, and the GT86’s low ride height contributes to an ideal driving position, designed for maximum visibility and easy reach of all the controls.
8. Nimble, responsive steering
You get seamless feedback through the perfectly weighted steering, with a steering wheel optimised for thickness and diameter.
9. Sports gearbox
Toyota’s manual gearbox is an old-school choice that reinforces the car’s driver-centric approach. It’s ultra-positive, with a short throw and stubby lever.
10. Strong brakes
The GT86’s brakes are up to the task – strong, fade-free and with just the right amount of feel and give.
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Discerning driver? Look out for the exclusive, 100-limited Club Series: Orange Edition, on sale now. The first model in the Club Series, benefits from an all-new Solar Orange body colour and contrasting metallic black features, as well as sleek 17” Anthracite alloy wheels.