For decades, icons like the 2000GT, Sports 800 and AE86 Corolla have cemented Toyota’s enthusiast cred, earning accolades on the racetrack and respect on the streets. We took this performance DNA and mixed it with modern-day, race-proven engineering to create our purest sports car yet — the 2017 Toyota 86. The successor to the legendary AE86 Hachi Roku Corolla, the latest 86 epitomizes everything a sports car should be. Its lightweight body helps extract each ounce of performance, and the Rear-Wheel Drive chassis and dynamic handling helps you attack those corners on track day with confidence. It’s time to celebrate driving. Let’s fire it up.
New vortex generators on the fenders help control turbulent airflow, enhancing the stability of 86. These also work to keep the front end planted firmly to the ground, so you can stay connected to the road.
The 2017 86 features a revised sport-tuned suspension designed to sharpen turn-in and enhance grip over uneven surfaces, enabling you to carve those corners with surgical precision. And when the drive calls for calmer inputs, like when cruising in the city, this suspension is supple enough to let everyone ride in total comfort.
Powering 86 is a potent 2.0-liter flat-four engine. With compact packaging, this engine sits low in the chassis for optimal balance. It’s got some muscle too, with manual transmission cars featuring an optimized power curve, 205 horsepower and 156 lb.-ft. of torque. In the automatic-equipped 86, this engine pumps out 200 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque.
When on a racetrack, the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Track Mode helps you push the limits of performance. When in Track Mode, this system allows you to approach the handling limits of 86 before the VSC kicks in, after which the system helps to gently nudge you back on your desired driving line.
Deeply bolstered front seats help hold you in place when the roads get twisty. Granlux trim on the upper-seat bolsters provides extra grip and an added sense of comfort and luxury. And stunning, silver-like accent stitching further enhances the premium feel.