Toyota confirms UK specification, options and price for GT86

With just three months to go before Toyota’s GT86 officially takes to Britain’s roads, we can reveal more details about the sports car’s UK specification and price.

Toyota GT86

Motoring journalists and racing car drivers have been giving the car rave reviews, thanks to its brilliant handling and performance. And, as we announced here, great performance does not come with a sky high price tag: the range starts at £24,995 for the manual version, with the automatic at £26,495.

There is just one equipment grade and orders are being taken now, with deliveries from 1 July. Options prices are listed below:

GT86 Pricing Table

With a front-mounted 2.0-litre “boxer” engine and rear wheel drive, the light, low and nimble GT86 has a classic sports car set-up. The styling and specification reflect its driver-focused character: exterior features include a rear spoiler, 17-inch light alloy wheels, chrome-finished dual exhaust tailpipes and a signature “T”-mesh grille. That T motif is repeated in the shape of the rear foglight, set centrally between the tailpipes.

A limited slip differential also fitted as standard, reaffirming GT86’s essential “driver’s car” character. The six-speed automatic transmission available for GT86 includes paddle shifts to give the driver the option of making manual gear changes.

Toyota GT86

Other features include bi-xenon high intensity discharge headlights, LED daytime running lights, front fog lamps and electric folding door mirrors with housings matched to the car’s body colour. Seven exterior colours are available: dark red, silver metallic, black metallic, blue metallic, dark grey metallic, orange metallic and pearlescent white.

Optional side, roof and bonnet decals are available in black or silver to add an extra dimension to GT86’s sporting appearance.

The GT86 badge is a small but attractive detail just forward of the base of the A-pillars, depicting four drifting tyres within the number 86, set between two horizontal “boxer” pistons.

Toyota GT86 badge

The 2+2 cabin further emphasises the essential character of the GT86, with a cockpit designed around the driver, front sports seats, aluminium pedals and contrasting red stitching around the black leather trimmed steering wheel, gear knob and parking brake.

Black cloth upholstery is standard, but customers have the option of black leather and Alcantara, or black leather with red Alcantara and additional red leather styling details on the door grips, steering wheel, gear knob and parking brake. Both of these options also include heaters for the front seats.

Access is easy thanks to the Smart Entry system, and the cabin environment can be programmed for comfort with dual-zone air conditioning. The high quality extends to an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, cruise control, hill-start assist, scuff plates and the Toyota Touch touchscreen control system for controlling the six-speaker audio system, with Bluetooth for phone connection and music streaming, and a USB port.

Toyota GT86 interior

As an option, the system can be upgraded to Toyota Touch and Go, with satellite navigation and advanced functions such as speed and safety camera warnings, on-board connection to Google Local Search and (via subscription) connected services providing data such as live parking and fuel price information and local weather forecasts.

Active safety provisions include a switchable VSC stability control system, which can be adjusted through three driving modes to suit driver preference, and a torque-sensing limited slip differential. Seven airbags are provided, including a driver’s knee airbag.

To catch up with the rest of the GT86 news, including exclusive video interviews with Toyota chief designer engineer Dezi Nagaya, click here.

For more images of this stunning new Toyota sports car, visit our online photo gallery.

Update 02/04/12: the official GT86 page on the Toyota website has been updated and now includes fuel economy and emission details – full information here: www.toyota.co.uk/GT86.

Comments (30)

  1. Anyone know why colours have been removed from gt86 page?. Been told that the pearl white must be the same as existing pearl white on other Toyota.s

    1. Hi Robert

      Could you tell us which page you saw the colours were missing from? Regarding the white colour, it’s a unique white to the GT86, despite sharing a similar name to other whites in the range (White Pearl, etc).

      Thanks

      Richard

      1. The main gt86 page on Toyota website it got updated at one point showing the colour options in squares as in the pre launch brochure i.ve been on since and they’re gone. My dealer is looking into the white for a sample or pic that’s who told me it must be the same as existing pearl white. How do you know its a different colour i.ve not been able to get any definite info out of anyone so far

  2. Toyota UK,

    THere are a number of us on the GT6 Owner Club forum getting increasingly annoyed at the lack of information that anyone has abotu this Car and our orders.

    It takes 6 weeks to ship cars to the UK from Japan. The least you guys could do is let the dealers know when the cars have been shipped and an estimated time of arrival. People in the US were posting their Vin numbers for their car quite a few weeks befroe they picked it up.

    Total let down from an otherwise great Toyota uk.

    1. I was led to believe that there was gonna be a reversing camera fitted which was a deciding factor to go for the full touch and go packaged place an order i now find its not having one. And they still haven’t released any pics of the full UK colour options. I bought a new celica in 2003 and loved stand was impressed by Toyota i only moved away because they dropped their sports cars. Not impressed by Toyota at the moment. The sales reps seem to be in the same boat as us how do they expect to pre sell cars that should be in production now with no information. I am awaiting news from my dealer on the camera but am ready to retract my offer due to this.

    1. Hi Robert

      The GT86 does not have a reversing camera and nor is it an option.

      I hope that information helps.

      Richard

  3. I am struggling to find a pic of the UK pearl white . Seen plenty of the pure white as at Geneva can anyone help me out?

  4. This car looks really nice ! Do you have any info on Financing for one of these? And also when are they expected to launch??
    Thanks!

    1. Hi Callum,
      Thank you for your questions.
      With regard to finance available on the GT86, you’ll have to speak with your Local Centre as they will have all the details there. Please find the contact details here: http://ow.ly/aZzYa.
      We are expecting the car to be delivered to customers at the beginning of July however you can pre-order yours today! Again, please speak with the Centre about model, spec, prices etc.
      You may be interested to learn that we are running a competition to drive a new GT86 ‘up the hill’ at Goodwood! For a chance to win one of these exclusive drives, and to enter click here: http://ow.ly/aZA7U.
      We hope this helps and let us know how you get on. We say, GT86 all the way!

      1. Thanks that’s something il look into!
        I’m either looking at finding a good 2nd hand Supra Twin Turbo or may look into a finance for the GT 86
        And for the competition, I’m nearly 20 and T&C states over 25 so that’s a bummer 🙁

  5. Great car – could have been designed for me but – the price is just too high. A fully-speced automatic is £30k! – for that one can get a very good, approved used Porsche Boxster. Somewhat more prestigous that a Toyota. I don’t think a GT 86 is worth £10k more than a top spec MX5 either. So let’s hope for serious discounts on this and cut the price of the “extras” which are essential these days.

  6. Just a comment about the UK GT 86 page. I couldnt find anywhere that it mentions the car is RWD!! I think to most ethusiasts its one of the main selling points when combined with the 50:50 weight distribution and lower center of gavity than a Porsche Cayman!

  7. Hi,

    What sort of seats does the GT86 have? Is it bucket seats or sports seats, or some other sort? I have heard various terms used.

    Another question, is it called GT eight six or eighty six?

    1. Hi R Doherty

      Thank for your question, the seats are sport seats and have a various options regarding trim, you can have black fabric or black & red fabric, or black leather & black Alcantara or black leather & red Alcantara. The correct way to pronounce the name is GT eight six.

      Hope that information is useful.

  8. The colours in the official brochure don’t seem to match the colours i.ve seen on the web are non UK colours different ? When will dealers have paint swatches to look at and when will there be an actual gt86 to look at in the flesh in the UK thank you

    1. Yes I was wondering about this too. I have a Dark Red on order. I have seen cars that are bright RED, named “lightning RED” in the States but in Japan I have seen a darker red too. Is there any change you could upload some pictures of the different colours Richard?

          1. Thanks im glad I’ve ordered black i think the UK colour choices are a let down they seem pretty drab i presume the brz will get the sportier paint

          2. #Robert

            What colours would you have liked to see? I think the Orange and the Blue are quite sporty no?

            I know that I was having trouble choosing between the White, Orange, Red and Blue! TO me they all look nice!

          3. Check out the pics of the Geneva show the black and blue look great i like the orange but its not for me.like the white too but shows everything.the red isn’t very exciting the pic above of the metallic dark red car on a corner is a good red unless its the orange in a bit different light.

          4. Hi Robert

            Personally I’m a big fan of the GT86 in black and blue but it tends to look good in any colour. The picture of the cornering GT86 I can confirm is Dark Red, hope that helps.

          5. Think i.m gonna change to white it looks good in every pic i.ve seen. Its so hard to decide with nothing to go and look at. Liked the black on Geneva pics but seen some others and doesn’t look as good. Is there any news of one coming over early or the paint swatches arriving at dealers.

          6. Hi Robert,
            May we suggest you speak directly with your Local Centre with regard to getting the paint through for you to see. It may very well be the case that they have some in that you can compare. Please see the details of your Local Centre here: http://ow.ly/akx8o Pearl White and Metallic Silver may be options for you if you’d like a lighter coloured car although you are right, it looks amazing in white! A real head-turner. We hope this helps.

  9. Hi,

    Thanks for the update.

    I have a quick question. Are all the paint options the included in the price? I believe in other countries the pearl white and metallic colours are a cost option.

    Thanks

    1. Hi Adrian

      There are different prices for metallic and pearlescent paint, for further details of the cost of the colours and what’s available, check out the the new GT86 webpage here http://ow.ly/a1NUI.

      I hope this information helps.

      1. Thanks Richard,

        The Toyota site didnt have the prices for paints options when I looked on saturday.

        I have another question. Do you know wht insurance group the GT 86 will be? I assuem sometihng similar to the 210BHP VW Rocco?

        1. Hi Adrian

          Insurance groups for the Toyota GT86 have not yet been announced but look out for an update around the 20th June when both insurance and security groups will both be published. Hope that helps.

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