With the arrival of the Toyota Supra, should we fear for the disappearance GT86?

Toyota Supra and Toyota GT86

After several years of long waiting, the Toyota Supra finally became official. In this article we tell you all about the new Japanese sports developed at the same time as the BMW Z4. For us, the arrival of the new Supra is great news, but it may have a negative point, and that is not clear the continuity of the Toyota GT86 .

The Toyota GT86 is one of the pure sports relatively cheaper and fun to drive than are currently on the market, although it is true that its price has risen with the passage of time and is not so affordable. Despite this, we are still totally in love with the sensations that it conveys when driving it.

Economic power

Interior design of the Toyota Supra

We fear for its continuity in the market because the Toyota Supra is a car in which the brand has had to focus many efforts -and money- (despite having been developed with the Z4); so we are not clear that the company is considering a complete renewal of the GT86, which has been on the market since 2012 and, therefore, would have to be carried out very soon. Probably not willing to invest big mills in another product - so often - that it is not exactly large.

Visit our comparison of the Nissan 370Z and the Toyota GT86.

Similar exterior dimensions

Toyota Supra

Another reason which makes it difficult for us to be optimistic in the renovation of the Toyota GT86 is that, by size, the Supra and it are very similar:

Toyota Supra Toyota GT86
Toyota Supra Toyota GT86
Length 4,380 mm 4,240 mm
Width 1.86 5 mm 1,775 mm
High 1,290 mm 1,285 mm
Battle 2,470 mm 2,570 mm

As you can see, the Supra is slightly longer, a little wider and practically the same height. In addition, it also has a battle 10 cm more contained than the GT86, so in theory it will feel like a more agile car on twisty roads.

An access version with turbo and 197 HP for the Supra

Toyota Supra running on track

Although Toyota Spain has not yet confirmed whether the access variant, with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, will be available here; We know that Japan will land with a power of 197 HP . It is a supercharged engine , with a torque of 320 Nm between 1,450 and 4,200 rpm, much more full and usable than the 205 Nm to 6,500 rounds of the GT86.

It is common knowledge that many customers -and potential customers- of the Toyota GT86 have complained about the lack of thrust at low and medium speeds of this model for its condition of atmospheric engine.