Motor Trend recently took the Toyota 86 860 Edition out on the road and writer Stefan Ogbac’s analysis can be distilled into two words: PURIST PERFECTION!
On the road, the Toyota 86 reveals itself as a thoroughbred driver’s car—razor sharp and seriously fun to drive. The car’s chassis shines on the winding roads where you can explore its handling capabilities without the risk of losing your driver’s license. Through the twisting mountain roads of Southern California, the 86 stays planted and flat, and when combined with its precise steering, it feels like a scalpel slicing through the road with pinpoint precision. Along with its twin, the Subaru BRZ, the Toyota 86 gives the driver so much confidence that on twisty roads, you’ll find yourself taking corners at higher-than-normal speeds. Unlike the Mazda MX-5 Miata, there’s minimal body roll, but you still know exactly what the car is doing as it communicates with you.
Originally branded as the Scion FR-S, the Toyota 86 is the same vehicle (with updates–see below–in 2017!) but proudly wearing the Toyota name.
The Toyota 86 is Toyota’s only two-door, rear-drive sports car.
Handling and Braking
86’s advanced chassis has been engineered to optimize the center of gravity, plus front and rear weight balance, for optimal performance.
Long hood. Short rear deck. The standard in sports car design. With its blend of form and function, 86 flaunts its pedigree from every angle.
86 shows off its sophisticated side with all-new Granlux trim accents on the door panels, upper-seat bolsters and dash.
860 Special Edition
An elite sports car. Crafted for the select few. Each special edition will come with a 4.2-inch multi-information display that features a G-force meter and stop watch, and displays vital information such as horsepower and torque curves, engine coolant and oil temperatures and MPG. Additional premium features include Smart key with push-button start and touch-activated door unlock, as well as dual-zone automatic climate control.
In 2016, Toyota decided to bid adieu to the Scion brand, allowing for select vehicles to take the Toyota badge in 2017. The Scion iA, iM and FR-S have officially joined the Toyota family as the 2017 Yaris iA, Corolla iM and Toyota 86.