The compact sports car sold out in the UK in 90 minutes

Wow the new compact sports car of the Japanese brand. In just 90 minutes, all units destined for the UK were ordered.

Executed in 90 minutes. Rockstar results for Toyota, which fully fulfilled UK requests for the new GR86 at the time of the football match (no refund). An exciting success that has few precedents and can be justified by the purchase price (less than 30 thousand pounds) and the reactions that the car aroused through the specialized press. There’s also room for reflection: GR86 is a simple project that forgoes any form of electricity to deliver accessible sports content. The esteem it was able to obtain in the United States before and in Europe now shows that space for these proposals still exists; They may be too limited by numerous normative assumptions that undermine the possibilities of expression.

Driving pleasure

UK customers who ordered the vehicle other than the available units were put on a waiting list. Toyota (despite the result obtained) in fact decided not to increase the initially planned number of GR86s intended for the British market for 2022. They are available in a single version, equipped with a 2.4-liter boxer engine with a power of 234 hp and 250 Nm. of maximum torque. The performance is very good: acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h is covered in 6.3 seconds while the top speed is 226 km / h. Rear engine with Torsen differential, gearbox (standard) is a six-speed manual transmission and the gross weight is less than 1,300 kg. Among the equipment to choose from, an automatic gearbox and many colors to customize the bodywork. At the moment, prices for the Italian market have not yet been announced, but it is likely that we can expect a figure close to 30 thousand euros. The power of the car, well below the ultra-tax limit, can impress a wide audience of customers, who, together with the GR86, will find a product capable of meeting the expectations of a sporty character with flair.

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