The Toyota GR 86 made its global debut at an online event. Developed as part of a collaborative programme between Toyota’s sports division and Subaru, the Japanese coupe completes the GR line-up, which now includes the GR Supra and GR Yaris, as the third GR model for the global market. The car is a twin of the Subaru BRZ with which it shares chassis and mechanicals.

Compact and sleek, the GR 86 is essentially unchanged in size from the previous generation (Toyota GT86) at 4.26 metres long. The car is a few kilos heavier than the model it replaces, but the increase in power (powered by a 230 bhp 2.4 litre petrol engine) has improved performance.

For the two cars, the Japanese manufacturers have chosen a markedly different front design, while the rear is the part where the Toyota GR 86 and Subaru BRZ look most similar. The front bumper adopts a prominent front grille and the nose points downwards. The contoured wings and mini-skirts increase the vehicle’s dynamism and sportiness. The interior is rational so the driver can concentrate on driving. Three-spoke steering wheel, manual transmission, contrasting stitching, all the details convey a feeling of sportiness.