Toyota GT86 Rumored to Go Turbo, AWD

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The on-again, off-again turbo Toyota GT86 rumors are on again.

This time around, the rumor comes from Best Car magazine that’s published in Japan, reporting that Toyota is working on a turbocharged GT86 model with all-wheel drive. Sporting a 2.5-liter flat-four engine built by Subaru, the powerplant will offer up to 300 hp and will be available with an eight-speed automatic transmission to ensure fuel economy is respectable.

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The publication also produced a render that shows the GT86 with more aggressive styling including a hood scoop and carbon fiber accessories. As exciting as the Toyota GT86 (Scion FR-S in America) is to drive, it lacks power with its 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 200 hp. Ever since it debuted in North America, enthusiasts have been clamoring for a turbocharged variant and hopefully it’ll become a reality.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • BrunoT BrunoT on Sep 14, 2014

    I'd rather they spend $1,000 more on the interior and another $1,000 on quality control.

  • Ziggy Eat My Dust Ziggy Eat My Dust on Sep 19, 2014

    Hey Toyobaru big wigs, We want 250+hp at the wheel be it NA or turbo, RWD, and Manual. Get It Done! I don't care if the cost goes up (because we know it will).