reported that the main upgrade is the engine. A bigger, naturally aspirated boxer engine brings power to the pavement.
It has a new 2.4-liter four-cylinder setup that produces 228 horsepower and boasts 184 lb-ft of torque. Its lower threshold for peak torque, at 3,700 rpm, allows for faster and better power even when you’re just driving around town.
. The GR 86 gained 77 pounds in its upgrade, but the new additions balance the weight distribution to keep the car speedy.
Unfortunately, the upgrade doesn’t come with the coveted turbocharged engine. A turbo engine isn't coming to the new model or any future models that we know of. The GR 86 still makes a great track toy even without the extra boost. TechCrunch notes that at its price, the GR 86 doesn't have many contenders apart from the Mazda MX-5.
The 2022 GR 86 comes with two trim levels and two transmission types. The basic model will have full LED lighting, black side mirror caps, six-speaker audio, and leather on soft touchpoints.
The premium trim level upgrades the interior with Alcantara and leather seating, heated front buckets, aluminum pedals, silver and black trim, and an eight-speaker system. It also features adaptive front lights and a duckbill spoiler on the rear.
Automatic transmission models come with safety features like automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams. The standard six-speed manual version has a smooth gear shift and improved throttle response with rev-matching for better downshifts.
The sports car is relatively affordable
The 2022 Toyota GR 86 will be a little more expensive than the first 86 model.
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