Motor have covered the brand new 2017 Toyota and have told us what to expect in the latest revision.
Engine: 1998cc flat-four, DOHC, 16v
Power: 152kW @ 7000rpm
Torque: 212Nm @ 6200-6800rpm
0-100km/h: 7.1sec (estimate)
Price: $30,000 (est)
There is no percentage improvement in torsional rigidity claimed, but the body-strength benchmark was the GT86 CS-V3 racecar that in 2013 won its class in the Nürburgring 24 Hours. That production-car-based model also had no turbocharger, Internet.
Kerb weights aren’t yet provided, but Ishioroshi-san admits the figure will slightly rise.
Swapping into the base GT – which shares with the GTS new LED head- and tail-lights as well as the original’s alloy wheel design, but misses its lip spoiler, steering wheel controls and TFT screen – easily provides the most fun of the day.
The more pliant suspension teamed with the reduced grip of the 205mm-wide 55-aspect 16-inch Yokohama dB Decibel rubber make for a riotous dorifto combination, even, perhaps surprisingly, with the optional auto.