The Toyota 86 (GT86 everywhere else in the world) is getting a new “GT” trim. While it does very little for performance, it make the little rear wheel drive coupe a little better to drive and a little more bearable when sitting in traffic.
One of us! One of us! One of us! That’s usually what we chant while our editor-in-chief Patrick chugs yet another gallon of queso, but in this case, we’re talking about Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda. The man is a donut-ripping hoon just like us.
Hello there, relatively young millennial with your first real job looking for a sporty coupe! You might have had your eye on a Subaru BRZ or Toyota 86 for the “balance” and “handling.” Forget that noise. What you need in your life is a lightly used BMW 2 Series coupe, which are incredibly cheap at the moment.
I have a real beef with the way we define practicality as a society. Why is there this universal idea that more space automatically means a car is more practical? If you rarely transport other people or large things, admit it: you’d probably be a lot happier in a smaller car.
While I was more than happy with the amount of power in the latest Toyota-badged Toyobaru, the 2017 Toyota 86, I realize that its continued existence relies on the approval of the masses who aren’t me. Those masses would really appreciate it if Subaru’s STi branch slapped a turbo on that lil’ 205 horsepower flat-four.…
Do you like fun? Joy? Happiness? I have discovered this in car form, and it is the 2017 Toyota 86. Fret not the garbage-speak of too little power. It has enough power to do donuts, and that’s all that matters. It’s light. It’s tossable. It’s everything that’s missing from my life, and I need one now.
More than a few people are bummed that when the Scion FR-S got a Toyota badge, it didn’t get the name Celica name to go with it. The Celica nameplate has always meant fun on the cheap, and now a decade into the used market, that’s more true than ever.
If you think about it, Toyota has achieved something pretty remarkable here. They’ve taken all the elements you think you’d need for true gearhead appeal: a good looking sportscar that I know handles great, footage of it being driven, hard, on lovely, twisty roads and exciting-looking tracks; and yet, somehow, they’ve…
Driving the low and light Subaru BRZ is truly blissful. Predictable steering, great balance. But for the years the car’s been out, we’ve been hearing the same chief complaint from enthusiasts across the board: where are the birds?
Australia feels like our ballsier brother from another mother at times, with rough-and-tumble series like the recently-un-V8'd Supercars as proof that they’re all out of crap to give. So, it just feels right for an Aussie broadcast to cut to a driver so he can nonchalantly chat with announcers while he’s racing.
A Toyobaru Clown Shoe? Yes! Are they gonna make it? Well... maybe... one day, you know. Just like the convertible and 300 horsepower versions. Really.
Eight. We counted eight. Regardless, the 2017 Toyota 86 looks good with the Toyota badge it should have had all along, and it saves would-be FR-S owners from having to do the inevitable swap anyway.
The Toyobaru twins have gone under more names than some entire car brands have, and as Scion closes up shop to fold into the mother brand, the FR-S gets yet another name change. But it’s one I can actually get behind. Meet the 2017 Toyota 86, as it will be called this fall.
The day the newswires lit up with details of the new back-to-basics sports car from Toyota was the day I wanted to own one. I’d been so disheartened with the state of the automotive industry and the type of cars it was making for so many years, I’d all but switched off. Driven by marketing departments rather than…
I think pretty much everyone agrees the BRZ/FR-S/Toyota 86 triumvirate is a good time on four wheels, and we're just at the cusp of what will likely be a vast ocean of race-bred variations. It looks like the Monsterization machines over in Fukishima Prefecture have been working overtime, and the result is the Super…
The Toyota GT-86 or Scion FRS as it will be known over here, is the lightweight driver's car that proves Toyota can build a car that avoids the beige. Amidst concerns from some regarding the car's 200 horsepower output it appears someone has already devised a perfect way to put concerns about power in the car to…