by Kyle Kock
The CAR team is quite the cosmopolitan bunch and the variety of long-termers on the fleet is a reflection of individual tastes and circumstances. With two team members becoming dads in the past two months, the comfort and safety of large sedans and SUVs will most likely occupy their hands for a while, as baby …
by Charlen Raymond
Any hopes or dreams of a convertible Toyota 86 (first spotted in Cape Town last year) or Subaru BRZ making it to your local dealership should be erased from your memory banks, because that is not going to happen. Not by a long shot. Speaking at the recent L Auto Show, senior vice president of …
by Terence Steenkamp
Despite selling slower than expected, a Toyota executive has confirmed the company is already planning a second-generation 86. Speaking to Motoring, Toyota Motor Europe executive vice-president of sales and marketing, Karl Schlicht, said the company is “serious about keeping the 86 pure and keeping a car like that in our lineup.” Apparently, the company believes dropping exciting …
by Ian McLaren
The trouble, I imagine, that many of the 1 600-odd current South African Toyota 86 owners’ face is in answering Toyota’s call to “go play” by finding a suitable playground.
by CAR magazine
The Toyota 86 is a popular sight on local roads, for two main reasons: It is a Toyota; It is one of SA’s most affordable sportscars. Not one to rest on its laurels, Toyota SA Motors has launched a slight revised model with a few enhancements. Among these are a slight more rigid suspension se-up, …
by CAR magazine
Toyota’s 86/GT86 is an ideal track car – it’s relatively light weight, rear-wheel drive with a mechanical LSD. But which road car couldn’t do with a diet? What we are looking at here is possibly a club racing variant of the road car, and not merely some tuner modded special. It was spotted doing laps …
Toyota and Subaru worked together to develop their respective sports cars, the 86 and BRZ, but recent reports suggest that Toyota is keen to enter in partnership with BMW and kerb Subaru to the side. This comes in light of Toyota turning to BMW for assistance in the development of its new flagship sports car, …
by Wilhelm Lutjeharms
Mention Cosworth and immediately we make connections with Formula One, Ford Sierra and even Mercedes-Benz’s 190E. Now Cosworth has unveiled this teaser video showing its Power Package which will be offered for the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ. Cosworth hasn’t released any official power figures or technical details. However, it is save to assume that power and …
by Sudhir Matai
Rumours of a four-door Toyota FT86 have been rife for some time now and the facebook page of the Dubai International Motor Show has confirmed that Middle Eastern showgoers will be the first to set eyes on the Toyota 86 Sedan. It seems that this model will be put into production ahead of the drop-top …
by Gareth Dean
The Toyota 86, while dynamically gifted, has been broadly criticized for its modest power output. Now, local performance tuning outfit, RGMotorsport of Strydom Park Rangdburg, has addressed one of the prime concerns surrounding this model by offering a supercharging kit specifically earmarked for the 86.
A few days ago I had a bit of a rant concerning the Toyota 86. In particular about one owner’s (in my opinion, poor) choice of aftermarket wheels or rather the tyre size. That blog sparked off a debate on CAR’s facebook page. One of those chaps sent through this video of an 86 boasting …
by Gareth Dean
While forced induction is an option to get more oomph out of the agile Toyota 86, it has recently been divulged that a hybrid drivetrain could be the way forward.