The Toyota 86 is a sports car that is jointly developed with Subaru and is closely related to the Subaru BRZ. The development team was comprised of engineers from both companies and Toyota was specifically drawn to Subaru’s expertise in building horizontally-opposed engines with a low center of gravity that are ideal for sports cars. Subaru was in a cash crunch and needed the capital injection and therefore could not pass this opportunity.
Initially Subaru was opposed to the idea of a front engine, rear wheel drive (FR Layout)sports car with a naturally aspirated engine that Toyota was proposing and it favored an all-wheel-drive, turbo charged version that was right up their domain of expertise. A prototype was developed in 2007 and it performed so well that Subaru was convinced to go with the FR layout and a naturally aspirated engine.
The Toyota 86 rolled off production in April 2012 and was the first Toyota sports car in five years after the demise of the MR-S in July 2007. It comes with a 2.0-Litre FB20 engine that is also deployed in the Forester, XV and Impreza but has been modified with a short stroke in order to achieve high rotational output for more power and efficiency. It’s mounted to a rear wheel drivetrain that comes with either a 6-Speed automatic transmission or a 6-Speed manual transmission. The Automatic Transmission version adopts SPDS control that is used in the Lexus IS F to improve shift response.
For Kenyan buyers, the Toyota 86 is a perfect choice for an affordable sports car that is closely related to the Subaru BRZ but the most nagging problem is ground clearance you can read more details on ground clearance for cars in Kenya here. The road conditions have been improving and may now be the time to buy the Toyota 86. To request for import details and price of the Toyota 86 write to email@example.com
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