Toyota has officially released the Hachiroku to its domestic market, and as usual for JDM car, there are a dizzying array of option and trim level to choose for. The version that caught eyes at Malaysia Motoring News is this, the cheapest version you can buy, and it is called the RC. With price that starts at 1.99 million yen, this is 420,000 yen cheaper than the next version in the line-up.
The RC spec comes only with the 6 speed manual option. The engine however is untouched, i.e maintaining the use of FA20 1,998cc engine D-4S engine that features both port and direct injection. For a recap, the engine kicks out 200PS@7000rpm and 205Nm@6,400-6,600rpm. The RC Spec also retained the rest of chassis and brakes setup.
In addition to the RC Spec discussed above, there are 3 more variants for JDM market. Immediately above the RC is the G Spec which kicks in at 2.41 million yen, followed by GT Spec which starts at 2.79 million yen and the range-topper is the GT Limited whose entry price is 2.97 million yen. All version bar the RC comes with the option of either manual or automatic gearbox with 6 forward ratio.
The detail differentiation of each specification is described is the table below:
Some more photos of the RC Spec Toyota 86 can be found below:
Toyota 86 is unique in its drivetrain layout, which aim to give the lowest centre of gravity of any sportscar currently in the market. The Boxer engine with low-slung chassis are among the means to achieve this. Below is the showcase on 86 low-down packaging. Such is the marvel of engineering, thanks to the prowess of Toyota/Subaru engineers!