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How Toyota and Subaru Arrived at the GT86 / BRZ Project


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Thanks to the collaboration between Toyota and Subaru, the affordable rear-wheel drive coupe is a reality once again, much to the delight of gearheads everywhere.

Who Wants to Build a Paper Toyota?


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Papercraft is the art of using paper as a material, which you then cut, fold and glue, to build three-dimensional models of anything, from human figures to automobiles.

Toyota Debuts GT86 CS-R3 Customer Rally Car at ADAC Rallye Deutschland


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Toyota’s new GT-86 CS-R3 rally car will enter its first event in August at the ninth round of this year’s FIA World Rally Championship, the ADAC Rallye Deutschland.

Two Flavors of Hot Toyota GT86 Driven, Compared


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Let’s face it – if you’ve driven a stock Toyota GT86,  you know that it’s a really great car to be in on a twisty road. The speeds you achieve are never particularly high, but the fun factor is definitely there, especially when your only contact with the tarmac are a set of low-rolling resistance tires it borrowed from a Prius

Subaru BRZ to Get Follow-Up Model Co-Developed with Toyota, FHI Boss Says


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Subaru will build a second generation of the BRZ sports car, which currently shares underpinnings and much of the design with the Toyota GT86 and Scion FR-S, after all. Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, president of Subaru’s parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), said that Toyota and FHI will jointly develop a follow up to the current generation, which debuted in January 2012.

Mystery Toyota GT 86 Prototype with Carbon Fiber Hood, Roof and Boot Spied on the 'Ring


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We'll cut straight to the chase here. A new Toyota GT 86 prototype covered in carbon fiber begs the question whether the Japanese firm is working on a track-focused, lightweight edition of the coupe without any changes under the hood or a true high-performance version for the road.

Toyota May Leave Subaru in the Dust for BMW Sports Car Partnership…Maybe


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The Toyota/BMW partnership is a wonderful thing to enlightened enthusiasts. Two storied makes (that have lost some petrolhead respect over the years) working together to build fast, exciting, likely hybrid, maybe front-engine, maybe mid-engine, perhaps Porsche-rivaling sports cars? Sign us all up. If any of the rumors are true. Or maybe it would be terrible. Contrary to popular belief, we don’t actually know.

Cosworth Shifts Focus from Individual Parts to Warranty-Covered Packs; Tries Toyota GT86 First


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Cosworth is a world-renowned supplier of performance engines and parts for engines, but up until this point, the company’s strategy was to sell individual components. From now on, though, they will be turning their tactics around completely, shifting to exclusively selling what it calls “Power Packages,” basically packs of parts that you can bolt right onto your car, without affecting reliability or warranty in the process.

Toyota Improves 2015 GT86's Dynamics, Adds Shark-Fin Antenna in Europe


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Toyota has announced a few modifications for the GT86 sports car in Europe for the 2015 model year, with the main updates involving handling and stability. Although the car was only introduced in 2012, the engineering team has continued development to further improve its dynamic characteristics.

Toyota Boss Says FT-1 Could Spearhead New Range of Driver Cars but Not a Faster GT86


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Akio Toyoda, the current president and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation and a descendant of the founder of the company, Sakichi Toyoda, seems like the kind of guy you'd want to hang out with and play a round of Gran Turismo or just hop into your car and hit the track for a quick race.

Audi TT vs. Lotus Elise S CR vs. Nissan 370Z Nismo vs. Porsche Boxster vs. Toyota GT86


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Ladies and gents, are you ready to place your bets on which of the following cars will win a drag race at the Rockingham Motor Speedway in England?

BBR Mazda MX-5 Turbo or TRD-Tuned Toyota GT86?


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Both the Mazda MX-5 and Toyota GT86 (Scion FR-S) suffer from having too little power, whichever one you go for. This is apparent whatever sporty car you climb out of before driving either of them, but as the EVO video posted below tries to illustrate, there’s no harm in trying to improve these cars to really make the best of their chassis.

What Would You Say to a BMW 4-Series Compact and a Toyota GT 86 / Scion FR-S Shooting Brake?


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Here are two somewhat related design proposals, in the sense that they're both three-door versions of existing, rear-wheel drive coupes.

Beginning alphabetically with the BMW, design X-Tomi envisioned a remake of the 3-Series Compact model based on the latest 4-Series Coupe.

How Does the Alfa 4C Stack Up Against the Toyota GT 86 / Scion FR-S and Porsche Cayman?


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As the newest arrival and first sensibly priced (affordable might be kind of a stretch) rear-wheel driven Alfa Romeo since, well, the days of the Spider in the 1990s, the new mid-engine 4C has attracted some well-deserved attention from the press and gearheads alike, but does it make the cut against the competition?

Scion FR-S or Toyota GT 86 Rendered as a Four-Door Coupe


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We've already explained our thoughts regarding all those rumors about a four-door sports sedan or four-door coupe, if you prefer, version of the current Scion FR-S, Toyota GT 86 and Subaru BRZ triplets (Subaru, which builds all three cars, has even dismissed a convertible edition), but the design community isn't subject to any restrictions whatsoever when it comes to imagining future models.

What's Going on Between Toyota and Subaru on the Convertible Version of the GT-86/FR-S/BRZ?


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Doesn't it strike you as odd that Toyota would go gone into all that trouble creating multiple editions of the FT-86 Open concept in both left and right drive, if it has no plans to build a convertible edition out of its Scion FR-S and Toyota GT 86 models?

Oh, No or Who Cares? A Toyota AE86 Cemetery in Japan


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The memories of the original AE86 generation of the Toyota Corolla Levin and Sprinter Trueno are slowly drifting way with each generation of new drivers, but the spirit of the "Hachi-roku" lives on in its spiritual successor, the Toyota 86 (also badged as the Toyota GT 86, and of course, as the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ).

Hey, Where's the Dubai Motor Show "Confirmed" Toyota GT 86 Sedan Concept?


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It's day two of the 2013 Dubai Motor Show, yet the "officially confirmed" debut of the mythical Toyota GT 86 Sports Sedan Concept that was "teased" with an "official rendering" alludes us. If anything, you can't say we didn't warn you not to waste your time waiting for it at the Middle East's biggest car event...

Anyway, since we're on the subject of Toyota's presence at the ongoing Dubai auto show, we have a selection of photos from the Japanese brand's local presentations.

Toyota FT-86 Open Concept Wears a Red Dress for Tokyo Motor Show


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We've read conflicting reports on the fate of the Toyota FT-86 Open Concept that was originally displayed in white at this year's Geneva Motor Show, but the Japanese company doesn't seem willing to let go, just yet.

Which is More Fun on the Track: Toyota GT86 or Ferrari F12Berlinetta?


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This should be a no-brainer; which is more fun to drive, the 730hp V12-powered Ferrari F12Berlinetta or the 197hp 4-cylinder Toyota GT86? Although both are front engined, rear-wheel drive sports cars, they couldn’t be more different. One is a very expensive, extreme Italian exotic and the other is an affordable, highly controllable sports coupe.