Toyota GT86: £24,995


As you'll have gathered from Harris's first drive earlier in the week the excitement about the Toyota GT86 - and its Subaru BRZ twin - appears to be well deserved. One number that hadn't been confirmed up til now was the price, but Toyota has confirmed what we thought and announced a basic price of £24,995 for when sales start in June.

No word yet on what you'll get in that price, but the bits we're interested in - the rear-driven, limited-slip diff chassis, 200hp Subaru-donated boxer four, compact size and lively handling - are all standard.

How much for this much fun? £25K it seems
How much for this much fun? £25K it seems
Pricing is always a lively topic of conversation on PH, so we'll leave you to the number crunching but, to give you some inspiration, we've dug out some pricing on likely rivals.

A VW Scirocco in comparable 210hp 2.0-litre form starts at £24,960 though you can get cheaper 1.4 variants too. The GT86 does undercut the equivalent 211hp Audi TT 2.0 TFSI (£27, 140) by a useful margin while its nearest rear-driven equivalent would be the BMW 1 Series Coupe, which costs £27,115 in 218hp 125i M Sport guise. You can get a 170hp 120i too - £22,650 in Sport or £25,560 in M Sport.

Other alternatives? A 184hp Mini Cooper S Coupe starts at a more reasonable £19,775 or £23,795 in 211hp JCW form. Or you could have a Peugeot RCZ - £23,595 for the 200hp petrol turbo.

All very interesting, but the one price we're really waiting for is Subaru's...

 

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  • bicycleshorts 16 Oct 2012

    Captain Muppet said:
    deltashad said:
    The best part is between 6000 and 7000 rpm, it comes alive.
    The only downfall is the mpg. Being a modern car with not a huge amount of power I would've expected better than 26mpg during everyday driving.
    Did you try driving it between 1000rpm and 3000rpm? Because that's where the fuel economy is.
    Everyone knows it's fine to compare a thrash in a small engined car to a 60mph cruise downhill in a high bhp one.

    I once saw single figure MPG in my Impreza so not sure what the chap above was doing in his STI tongue out

  • Captain Muppet 16 Oct 2012

    deltashad said:
    The best part is between 6000 and 7000 rpm, it comes alive.
    The only downfall is the mpg. Being a modern car with not a huge amount of power I would've expected better than 26mpg during everyday driving.
    Did you try driving it between 1000rpm and 3000rpm? Because that's where the fuel economy is.

  • Ved 16 Oct 2012

    26!? My STI got that! Maybe the engine was still tight because that is shocking.

  • deltashad 16 Oct 2012

    Had a test drive this morning. The interior was the 'all black' look. Very smart and sporty. With leather and sat nav the only options. The seats and driving position were excellent. There are two pretty bucket seats in the rear although very little leg room.
    The noise of the flat four was awesome, with ducts from the engine bay directed to the driver for added effect. It's very controllable and feels like a proper sports car. Driving at 70 mph it felt like I was doing more like 90. The best part is between 6000 and 7000 rpm, it comes alive.
    The only downfall is the mpg. Being a modern car with not a huge amount of power I would've expected better than 26mpg during everyday driving.
    Wow though, wonderful budget sports car.

  • OllieC 11 Oct 2012

    Stig said:
    OllieC said:
    If this was a white one it might have been the car I saw at Goodwood on the Honda stand there. Looked stunning I thought smile
    Make sure you're not confusing with the Gazoo racing one at Goodwood. That had a custom body, not just TRD bits on it.
    This one

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