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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  • forzaminardi 03 Feb 2012

    Very good news, especially in light of rumours of a £28k price!

    Fair to expect a fancier interior spec version for £27k then?

  • Harris328i 03 Feb 2012

    Hmm. Any idea on the JDM price out of curiosity?

  • mooseracer 03 Feb 2012

    Well priced and hope it sells all they can make.

    But of course it needs 300bhp, bigger wheels, better tyres, should weigh less than 750kg and cost £15k laugh

  • CliveM 03 Feb 2012

    Seems spot on to me - this or an equally priced Scirocco...... no contest surely (asuming the specs are comparable)?

  • RemyMartin 03 Feb 2012

    Seems expensive compared to rivals.

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