Toyota GT 86

  • 2017 Scion FR-S (Toyota GT 86) facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    These are our first spy shots of a prototype for an updated version of the Scion FR-S that we’re expecting to be launched on the market in the second half of 2016, as a 2017 model. The FR-S, along with the car’s Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT 86 cousins, was launched on the market with great fanfare back in 2012 but since then sales have fizzled, with Scion on track to sell less than 10,000 examples nationwide this year. The lack of sales has led Toyota to rule out additional variants of the car, such as a convertible, but it appears a planned mid-cycle update will still go ahead. The...

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    Could Scion End Up Using The Mazda MX-5 Miata Platform For Its Next-Gen FR-S?

    Toyota has made little secret of the fact that its GT 86, a Scion FR-S for readers in the U.S., hasn’t been selling well, with the poor sales performance even leading management to rule out additional variants of the car such as a high-performance version or convertible (just a thousand FR-S...

  • Toyota GT 86 coupes dressed with classic Toyota racing liveries
    Toyota Pays Tribute To Classic Sport Cars With Special Liveries At Goodwood Festival Of Speed

    The Toyota GT 86, known as the Scion FR-S in these parts, harks back to Toyota’s legendary sports cars of the past. The “GT” moniker comes from the 2000GT of the 1960s, while the “86” leverages the name of the AE86 drift hero of the 1980s, so it's fitting that Toyota...

  • 2014 Toyota GT 86 14R60
    Toyota GT 86 TRD Griffon Concept Spawns 14R60 Special Edition: Forbidden Fruit

    Just over a year ago, Toyota revealed a TRD-enhanced GT 86 (a Scion FR-S for our U.S. readers) concept called the Griffon, which thanks to numerous undisclosed modifications weighed just 2,300 pounds and was capable of lapping a race track faster than a Ferrari 458 Italia. Now the awesome concept...

  • 2015 Scion FR-S
    Scion FR-S Hybrid In Doubt

    Anyone hoping for a new variant of the Scion FR-S sports car is in for disappointment, with yet another official from parent company Toyota ruling out one of the car’s many rumored variants, this time the hybrid. It was a couple of years ago that we first heard Toyota was seriously...

  • 2014 Scion FR-S
    Toyota Blurs Games And Reality With GT 86 (Scion FR-S) Telemetry Tool

    Racing video games are getting more realistic all the time, but they'll never be a substitute for actually getting out there and getting on track yourself. In recent years, Nissan and Sony have blurred the lines between real racing and driving in the virtual world with the GT Academy...

  • 2014 Scion FR-S

    About a year ago we first heard that Toyota was seriously considering installing some type of hybrid technology in its Scion FR-S, a GT 86 for those readers outside the U.S. At the time, we heard that Toyota was looking at a KERS-style hybrid system similar to that used in its TS030 Hybrid Le Mans prototype which could add a boost in power for the rear-drive sports car. Speaking with Autocar, Toyota drivetrain manager Koei Saga revealed that development of a hybrid FR-S was at an “advanced” stage. However, he said that production hadn’t been approved yet. Saga didn’t...

  • 2013 Toyota GT 86 with handling upgrades - Image: Malcolm Flynn
    First Subaru, Now Toyota Previews Tuned Version Of RWD Sports Car

    In the same week Subaru showed a new STI-tuned BRZ concept, Toyota rolled out a version of its GT 86 sports car, a Scion FR-S to U.S. readers, fitted with some of its own performance upgrades. The vehicle, described as a prototype, was presented to Australian media at an event organized by Toyota...

  • Toyota GT 86 Griffon Project
    Toyota GT 86 TRD Griffon Heading To Goodwood

    Toyota teased its track-focused GT 86 TRD Griffon concept at the beginning of June 2013. The car was eventually revealed at the Tokyo Auto Salon, and now fans of the lightweight coupe are going to see it hit the track. Toyota is bringing the two-door to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and this...

  • Monster Sport Super 86 Pikes Peak race car
    Meet Monster Tajima’s Toyota GT 86 Pikes Peak Racer: Video

    Pikes Peak legend Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima has put away his Monster Sport E-RUNNER electric car from last year, and is hopping back behind the wheel of a gas-swilling custom racer to tackle this year’s running of the annual Pikes Peak Hill Climb in Colorado. The Japanese master...

  • 2013 Toyota GT 86 Cup Edition
    Forbidden Fruit: 2013 Toyota GT 86 Cup Edition

    To celebrate the start of the Toyota GT 86 Cup, a one-make racing series held in Europe and designed for Toyota's popular rear-wheel-drive sports car, the Japanese automaker has announced a limited run of ‘GT 86 Cup Edition’ special edition models. Designed to mimic the look of the GT...

  • 2013 Toyota GT 86 TRD
    Forbidden Fruit: Toyota GT 86 TRD

    Toyota has enlisted the help of its official in-house tuner TRD to spruce up its GT 86 sports car, the global version of our Scion FR-S. We think the Japanese tuning firm has done an impressive job and hopefully these upgrades hint at some of the possibilities that will eventually be offered on the...

  • 2013 GPRM Toyota GT 86 GT4 race car

    Toyota already has a racing version of its GT 86 sports car, the global version of our Scion FR-S. Developed with Gazoo Racing, this race car has already proven quite capable and will once again be competing in the 2013 motorsport season, including a run in this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours. Motorsport and engineering firm TMG also has its own GT 86 race car, which the company will happily sell to just about anyone. But now we have details about the first GT 86 race car designed to FIA regulations, in this case, the GT4 category. The new race car, pictured here, was developed by...

  • TGMY electric Toyota GT 86 prototype - Image courtesy of Technologic Vehicles
    Japan’s TGMY Laps Suzuka Circuit With Electric Toyota GT 86: Video

    For many readers it may seem like sacrilege, but for a company specializing in the sale of electric car components, in this case TGMY, converting a Toyota GT 86 (sold here as the Scion FR-S) to run on batteries is certainly an interesting way of promoting your wares. However, TGMY, based in Osaka...

  • 800-horsepower Toyota GT 86X - Image courtesy Speedhunters
    Speedhunters Present 800-Horsepower Scion FR-S Drift Car

    This 800-horsepower version of the Toyota GT 86, the Scion FR-S' twin sold overseas, features a heavily worked engine from a Toyota Supra.

  • Toyota GT 86 with factory aero kit testing in Europe
    Toyota GT 86 Aero Kit Spotted In Europe, Is the U.S. Next?

    The Scion FR-S' cousin, the Toyota GT 86, has been spotted in Europe wearing a new factory aero kit that may eventually be offered to U.S. customers.

  • 2012 Toyota GT 86 factory aero kit
    Toyota GT 86 Aero Kit Hints At Upgrades For 2013 Scion FR-S

    The FR-S' Toyota cousin, the GT 86, has received an aggressively-styled aero kit.

  • A papercraft Toyota GT 86, courtesy of Gazoo Racing
    Build Your Own Toyota GT 86, For Free

    Toyota’s GT 86, like its Scion and Subaru equivalents, was designed to be an affordable sport coupe that delivers driving fun to the masses. Affordable is in the eye of the beholder, since even the least-expensive Scion FR-S will carry a U.S. list price that starts at just under $25,000. The...

  • Max Orido and his V-8 Toyota GT 86

    Well, that was quick. Just a handful of weeks after its launch in Japan, the GT 86 has already been gutted and fitted with a Lexus IS F V-8 engine for use in D1 Grand Prix drift events by Manabu "Max" Orido's team. It's a classic idea, shoving a big V-8 in a small, light car, but that's not the draw here. It's how quickly it was done, and to (what appear to be) very good results. The video, brought to our attention by Lexus Enthusiast, says it all, right down to the unfinished paintwork on the exterior and the fantastically-fitted V8 under the hood. The sound of the 5.0-liter engine screaming...

  • Toyota GT 86 by TRD
    Toyota GT 86 With TRD Exhaust: Video

    The Toyota GT 86, Subaru BRZ, and Scion FR-S triplets are some of the most anticipated new sports cars to come along in years. Not because of their tremendous performance, or even their exquisite styling, but because of their simplicity, focus, and because they're Toyotas (or Subarus, depending on...

  • Toyota GT 86 by TRD
    TRD GT 86 To Lead Toyota Offensive At 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon

    It probably comes as little surprise that the new GT 86 sports car, the global version of the U.S. market 2013 Scion FR-S, will be the star of Toyota's stand at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon taking place this weekend. For the uninitiated, the Tokyo Auto Salon is essentially the Japanese version of SEMA...

  • Toyota's Sports 800, alongside the Toyota GT 86
    Toyota's GT 86 Honors Its Ancestor: Video

    Honoring one's ancestors is key to Japanese culture, and a new video shows the Toyota GT 86 on track with Toyota's very first sports car, the Sports 800.

  • 1998 Toyota Supra
    Toyota Engineer Hints At Supra Revival

    Talk of a Toyota Supra successor has been around ever since the legendary Japanese sports car went out of production in the early part of the last decade. Things really heated up when Toyota unveiled an advanced sports car concept with similar proportions to the Supra at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show...

  • Toyota GT 86 live photos
    Toyota Working On More Powerful GT 86: Report

    Toyota is reportedly well on its way to developing a supercharged version of its GT 86 sport coupe.

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