3 May 2019 · Motoring Tips & Advice

What Makes the Toyota 86 an Ideal Sports Car? | Phil Gilbert Toyota

What Makes the Toyota 86 an Ideal Sports Car?

Toyota is known for its diversity with a superb range of models from robust and durable 4WDs and SUVs through to family cars, compact urban run-abouts and exciting sports cars for the driving enthusiast. The Toyota 86 boasts an impressive heritage being born on the race track with its handling tweaked in Nürburgring in Germany and further refined at Fuji International Speedway, Suzuka Circuit, and the Shibetsu Proving Ground in Japan. With a background like that, you can’t help but be intrigued and impressed, so here are some of the other great aspects of the stunning Toyota 86.

For your Driving Pleasure

If you love to drive, then you’ve probably already experienced the thrill of driving a sports car, even if you don’t own one. The Toyota 86 is the ideal sports car for anyone who wants to feel like they’re one with their car and the road. Like all classic sports cars, the 86 has rear-wheel drive and the engine in the front which creates a low centre of gravity and a high power-to-weight ratio. This means it handles like a dream and sticks to the road with ultra-responsive steering and the ideal balance for cornering.

A World First

The first of its kind in the world, the Toyota 86 combines a horizontally-opposed boxer engine with Toyota's D-4S direct injection system delivering the performance you want with 152kW (MT) and a 7400rpm redline. There’s no skimping on the safety features with 7 SRS airbags, and a rigid body shell for extra protection in the event of an accident.

You also have the peace of mind of knowing the 86 has an Anti-skid Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Hill Start Assist (HAC)[B4] and Brake Assist (BA) as standard on all grades.

Style, Speed and High Tech

Enjoy the best of both worlds with a sporty interior and cockpit, body-hugging racing seats that support you through every exhilarating corner and bend, and all the high tech and connectivity you’re going to need. The sleek, aerodynamic exterior comes in a range of high gloss colours with 16” or 17” alloy wheels, depending on the model you buy.

 A Feel for the Road

Your head-turning Toyota 86 is fun to drive with a 6-speed automatic transmission or 6-speed triple cone synchro manual for all the control. Enjoy the feeling of the open road with all the stability and traction that the Torsen® Limited Slip Rear Differential provides by allocating power to the drive wheel.

Toyota Dealers – Sydney

If you’re ready to test drive your new Toyota 86, visit the friendly team at Phil Gilbert Toyota for expert advice, the biggest range, and the best price possible. Whether you’re looking to browse new or used Toyota cars for sale, Sydney residents can rest assured they’re getting the best Toyota specials available.

Our Toyota showrooms are in two convenient locations on Parramatta Rd, so give us a call on (02) 9735 8400 or visit us in Croydon or Lidcombe where you’ll be welcomed with our professional one-stop service.