Many enthusiasts have dreamed for years to see a turbocharged engine appearing under the coupe’s hood. Toyota GR86. Despite the boost in power and the arrival of the latest generation in 2021, some were disappointed to find only the expected regular engine under the hood of Toyota’s light sport utility vehicle.
Now complete, you can see a few Toyota GR86s with the turbocharged Toyota GR Corolla engine; unfortunately, this is not a new production model, and these cars are not offered to the public. Toyota has confirmed that it has built a few GR86s with the G16E-GTS engine, the turbocharged 1.6-liter 3-cylinder found under the hood of the Toyota GR Yaris and GR Corolla. The news was reported by the media Car sales and certified by the manufacturer.
They are actually development cars modified by Toyota’s Gazoo Racing division, which intends to use them to test certain racing programs and, above all, to make them a test bed in the development of new synthetic fuels. . We know that Toyota, like Porsche and Mazda, intends to reduce the consumption of gasoline and diesel by developing a fuel that is cleaner and less polluting.
Toyota does not reject the idea of a production model
All is not lost as, when asked about the possibility of the model going into production, the chief engineer of Gazoo Racing, Naoyuki Sakamoto, said that they were studying the idea of using this engine in the future, but nothing was in the plans. for now. The cars are used only on racing circuits, they will be shown in the Super Taikyu racing series, in Japan.
The Toyota GR86 and the original 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine is already a high-performance, pleasant and balanced car. The GR Corolla test will allow us to see how the turbocharged 3-cylinder performs before deciding on the interest of such a system for the GR86.
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