86’s advanced chassis has been engineered to optimize the center of gravity, plus front and rear weight balance, for optimal performance.
At the heart of 86 is a potent 2.0-liter flat-four engine. With its horizontally opposed pistons and compact packaging, this engine sits low in the chassis for optimal balance and performance. In the manual transmission-equipped 86, this engine reduces friction and pumping loss, helping to provide an optimized power curve. It's got some muscle too, with the manual transmission-equipped 86 getting 205 horsepower and 156 lb.-ft. of torque, plus a red aluminum intake manifold. In the automatic-equipped 86, its Boxer engine pumps out 200 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque.
The automatic transmission-equipped 86 comes standard with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Just a simple pull of the lever allows the driver to quickly change gears while keeping both hands on the wheel. This automatic transmission is intelligent, too-it will automatically rev match when downshifting, giving you buttery-smooth gear changes.
REAR-WHEEL DRIVE HACHI ROKU
A global icon, the AE86 Hachi Roku Corolla helped cement Toyota's racing cred. With its light body, rear-wheel drive chassis and nimble handling, the AE86 was a force to be reckoned with on the track and the streets. It inspired generations of enthusiasts and the car remains a legend to this day. Toyota took this AE86 DNA and gave it a modern twist to create our purest sports car yet-the 2018 Toyota 86. It's everything a sports car should be, backed by Toyota's proven technology. And it's how we carry the 86 legend forward to the next generation. Let's fire it up.
Born on the track. Bred for the streets. 86 features a double-wishbone style multi-link rear suspension, plus front and rear stabilizer bars. These work together to help sharpen turns and enhance grip over uneven surfaces, enabling you to carve those corners with surgical precision. And when the drive calls for calmer inputs, like when cruising in the city, this suspension is supple enough to let everyone ride in total comfort.