A more powerful Toyota 86 with a turbocharger is the desire of many car enthusiasts. Unfortunately, this will not come true as Mr. Tetsuya Tada - the Chief engineer for the Supra and 86 has confirmed on Australia’s CarAdvice in Geneva that there wouldn’t be a turbo variant for the Toyota 86 2018.
Sports car guru of Toyota also explained that if they added the 86 a turbo variant and push up the power, it would require totally changing the basic configuration.
There wouldn’t be a turbo variant for the Toyota 86 2018
The Chief engineer also said that the Toyota 86 2018 was made to be nimble and agile with the appropriate distribution weight for its engine. Especially, the car features a balanced front which makes its handling capacity more responsive and quick. So if it is now equipped with a turbo variant, the engineers would have to change the balance of weight between the rear and the front, which also means they have to bring an absolutely new platform for the vehicle. That is why it is not a matter of changing just the engine component.
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The Toyota 86 2018 was made to be nimble and agile with the appropriate distribution weight for its engine
If you are still not satisfied with the power of the Toyota 86 or even the Subaru BRZ, let’s wait to see whether the next generation will get a turbo version or not. And if you have been pleased with the 86, let’s continue to experience this well-balanced, lightweight and agile sport car with its revvy naturally aspirated powertrain.
Let’s wait to see whether the next generation will get a turbo version or not
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Know more about Toyota 86 2021
The Toyota 86, or GT 86 in other markets, is a 2-door sports car produced together by Toyota and Subaru. It shares the same engine and platform with the Subaru BRZ, while having slight variances when it comes to exterior and interior design. Under the hood, the Toyota 86 uses 2.0-liter, naturally aspirated boxer engine. While this engine is produced by Subaru, it uses Toyota's D4-S fuel injection system. At most, the engine can make up to 200 horsepower and 205 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear via a six-speed manual transmission.