Seems that UMW Toyota is busy fulfilling the needs of niche clientèle these days. While busy capitalizing on the tax-free hybrids, they are bringing in the legendary successor to the Toyota Hachiroku to our shore. Both 6 speed manual and 6 speed automatic version will be offered here. The indicative price quoted are RM243,000 for the manual version, and RM249,000 for the automatic version.
UMW Toyota has published the indicative specification for the forthcoming 86 in their site, and by examining it seems that we are getting near-the-top-line GT version, which comes with the LSD. For a full description between the variants of the Toyota 86, please refer to MMN previous coverage HERE.
If you somehow managed to forget the specification the Toyota drifter, it is powered by Subaru-sourced 2.0l flat-4 engine whereby Toyota has added their own D-4S system where the cylinder head are designed to feature both direct injection and port injection for the in cylinder combustion. The combustion cylinder is perfect square 86 by 86mm. It has a high 12.5:1 compression ratio, increasing power and torque across a wide range of engine speeds without sacrificing fuel efficiency and environmental performance. The headline figure is 197bhp@6000 rpm and 205Nm@6600rpm. Drive is channeled to the rear wheel via either short-throw 6 speed manual or 6 speed automatic transmission with paddle shift. More after the jump.
The car is capable of 7.6s century sprint for the manual while the auto-geared version reach the same milestone in 8.2s. Top speed is quoted as 226km/h and 210km/h respectively.
Toyota 86 measures 4,240mm long, 1,285mm high and 2,570mm wide, and rides on 2,570mm wheelbase.Both the powertrain and the driving position have been set as low and as far back as possible to achieve the best balance: the car has a near-perfect 53:47 front-to-rear weight distribution. The flat-four engine format and the driver's hip point – the lowest of any current Toyota production model – together give the 86 an ultra-low centre of gravity, at just 475mm height.
For more photo gallery of Toyota 86, please refer to MMN launch coverage HERE.