Toyota has finally confirmed UK pricing and equipment for its GT86 sports car.
The GT86 is on sale now, priced from £24,995, with customer deliveries beginning in early July this year.
Toyota GT86 equipment
The GT86 is available in one trim level only, with standard equipment including 17-inch alloy wheels, cloth seats, climate control, cruise control and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Japanese marque is offering heated leather seats as a £1,600 option, and its Touch and Go satellite navigation system at £750.
Focus on the driver
The GT86 is designed to deliver a driver-oriented experience. It develops 197bhp from a Subaru-derived 2.0-litre ‘boxer’ engine in a lightweight, rear-wheel-drive chassis.
It sprints to 62mph in 7.0 seconds, so you’d never call it slow, but with a relatively low power output by modern sports car standards, the emphasis is placed firmly on the car’s handling.
Weighing-in at 1,210kg, and with a limited-slip differential as standard to aid grip, the way the GT86 tackles corners promises to be the main attraction.
GT86 prices from £25k
Prices start at £24,995 for cars equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox and £26,495 for those with a six-speed semi-automatic paddle shift transmission.
The four-seat GT86 coupé represents good value, even if those rear seat are only suitable for children. But at this price point and power output, the Toyota has very few rivals.
A slightly more powerful 215bhp BMW 125i M Sport – another small, rear-wheel-drive coupé – would set you back £27,365 – £2,370 more than the Toyota.