2023 Toyota GR86 Performance Capabilities | James Toyota in Timmins, ONBlog Mar 30th, 2023
The 2023 Toyota GR86 is an all-new, affordable, customizable and highly dynamic rear-wheel drive sports coupe. The spiritual successor of the Scion FR-S, the GR86 represents the modern iteration of the Toyota brand’s legacy of rear-wheel drive sports cars. From the Toyota AE86 Trueno, of which it shares its name plate with, to the Toyota MR2-series of vehicles, to the beloved 2JZ engine, Toyota’s history of making dynamic, fun-to-drive and affordable sport cars lives on in the 2023 GR86. Designed by the racing experts at Gazoo Racing, Toyota’s in-house performance-tuning division, the GR86 is engineered to excel both on the road and on the race track. Continue reading below as our team of Toyota enthusiasts here at James Toyota have listed out the key highlights and performance features of the 2023 Toyota GR86.
No matter which trim level you choose, all 2023 Toyota GR86 models come equipped with a naturally-aspirated 2.4L flat-four boxer engine. From the factory, this newly redesigned engine generates 228 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. With the total weight of the vehicle coming in at just under 2,800 lbs or 1,270 kgs, this is more than enough power to catapult the GR86 from a standstill to 100 km/h in just over 6.0 seconds! Furthermore, enthusiasts will appreciate the fact that the vehicle’s peak torque output is accessible very low in the rev-range, at only 3,700 rpm.
|Specifications:||2023 Toyota GR86|
|Engine||2.4L naturally-aspirated flat-four boxer|
|Horsepower||228 @ 7,000 rpm|
|Torque (lb-ft)||184 @ 3,700 rpm|
|Transmission||Six-Speed Automatic & Six-Speed Manual|
|0-100 km/h (secs)||6.1 (Automatic) / 6.6 (Manual)|
Manual and Automatic Transmissions
A true enthusiast vehicle, the Toyota GR86 is one of only a handful of new vehicles still available with a manual transmission. Owners have the ability to purchase a model where they can row their own gears, thanks to a smooth-shifting six-speed manual transmission. On the other hand, for drivers who want to sit back and let the vehicle do all the heavy lifting while still being able to enjoy exciting driving dynamics, a paddle-shifted six-speed automatic is also available. Regardless of which transmission you choose, enjoy the ability to let loose and flick out the tail of the GR86, thanks to its rear-wheel layout.
Track Mode and Full-Off Mode
Experience the maximum amount of power and excitement available in the GR86 with the available Track Mode. In this performance-ready setting, the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system is dialed back, allowing you to maintain optimal levels of traction. Switch the vehicle to Full-Off Mode and enjoy the ability to get the GR86 sideways as this setting prevents the VSC system from kicking in.
The 2023 Toyota GR86 combines aerodynamic looks and racing-ready characteristics. Engineered by the racing-enthusiasts at Gazoo Racing, the GR86 delivers thrilling performance thanks to its near 50:50 weight distribution and plethora of performance-oriented features. Vertical air intakes in the front, side air intakes, side skirts, rear wheel arch fins, and an optional duckbill spoiler all work together to create downforce, improve grip, and allow you to tackle bends and straightaways with confidence.
Get behind the wheel of a 2023 Toyota GR86 and experience its performance capabilities for yourself by contacting our team of Toyota enthusiasts here at James Toyota. Located in Timmins, Ontario, we proudly serve our community and its surrounding areas by providing a wide variety of the latest and greatest Toyota models. Visit our showroom at 1234 Riverside Drive and browse through our inventory of new and used vehicles.