Video: Toyota GT 86 engineering explained

With the local launch of the Toyota 86 only around a week away, anticipation can’t get any higher. Or can’t it? Toyota Europe has released new videos outlining the engineering work that has gone into the new sports car.

Featuring a ‘textbook’ sports car layout, with rear-wheel drive at the back, engine up front, and a long and low nose and short rear, the 86 is squarely targeted at driving enthusiasts. Local pricing for the new model is still yet to be announced, but it is expected to start at around the $38,ooo mark.

It will launch in two trim levels in Australia, in automatic and manual form. Both come equipped with a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre boxer engine – jointly developed by Subaru – producing 147kW and 205Nm.

Click play on the videos below for some finer details.

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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.