2017 TOYOTA 86: An Elite Sports Car

May 04, 2017 12:00 PM EDT | Anthony Hunter

The 2017 Toyota 86 is the new name for Scion 2016 after Toyota has removed the model. The Scion FR-S which is now the new Toyota 86 is the fifth-generation of the corolla line-up.

Tetsuya Tada, the chief engineer of Toyota's Sports Vehicle Management Division has used his race experiences to improve and develop the car's dynamics.  The car is only a two-door rear sports car and its gravity is lower than most of today's sports cars.

The 2017 Toyota 86 has a newly and improved rigid body and suspension. Its front fascia comes with a lower bumper that features a larger air dam while the headlights, daytime running lamps, taillights, and rear ends are restyled and redesigned.

The wheels are also redesigned, and an "86" badge is found on the front fenders. On the inside, it comes with a steering wheel mounted-audio control that has small but thicker buttons. The soft touches of the doors, dashboard, and armrest are covered with a suede-like material that has a silver contrast stitching.

The performance of Toyota's new model hasn't changed that much but through the help of the Subaru, the new model became the sportiest vehicle in the company's line-up. The car has a six-speed manual and automatic transmission that is powered by a 2.0-liter flat-four boxer engine that can pump up to 200-205 horsepower and 151-156 lb-ft of torque. It also features a Hill Start Assist control to prevent the car from rolling backward when it is accelerating on inclines. It is perfectly balanced with a naturally aspirated engine.

The 2017 Toyota 86 is now on sale in the United States and California is said to be the biggest market today. One can have this car with its starting price is $27,140 for the manual transmission and $27,860 for the automatic. 


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