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TOYOTA GT86 - SUPERCAR STYLING for AROUND 40K By Brian Foley

The new Toyota GT86 comes with supercar styling for around the 40K mark, actually €39,895 plus delivery and whatever discount deal can be done. Not a sports car in the time honoured sense of a two-seater roadster, like the much lamented mid-engined Toyota MR2, the GT86 is four-seater GT with a conventional front engine - rear drive layout. It was developed in conjunction with Subaru, hence the 2.0 litre flat-four or 'boxer' engine. There is no price difference between the 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The 53:47 weight distribution ensures really sporty handling. The power output of 200 bhp gives sporty performance : 0-100km/h - 7.6 seconds; automatic 8.2 seconds; max.226 km/h, automatic 210 km/h. The GT86 rides on 17 inch alloys and has all the latest safety and driving aids, plus renowned Toyota build quality, high standards of finish, fittings and furnishings.