Toyota GT86 Rumored to Go Turbo, AWD
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 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 AutoGuide.com 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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