Since the Scion brand was retired last year, the auto industry has been abuzz with news of the Scion FR-S being rebranded as the Toyota 86.
If you haven’t heard about the new Toyota 86, where have you been? Since the Scion brand was retired last year, the auto industry has been abuzz with news of the Scion FR-S being rebranded as the Toyota 86 beginning in 2017.
A joint creation with Subaru, the 86 sports car brings new verve to the Toyota lineup at a competitive price. The two-door 2017 86 coupe is offered in seven different body colors, including Ablaze, Raven, Oceanic, and Halo.
Under the hood of the 2017 Toyota 86 rests a rough-and-tumble 2.0-liter four-cylinder, horizontally-opposed engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission (or available automatic, if you prefer).
While its 205 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque may be expected, what is surprising is the 27 mpg combined city/highway fuel economy the 86 gets with automatic transmission. Its 2,774-pound curb weight keeps it light on its toes, able to soar from 0 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds.
The 86 doesn’t come in a million trim levels like other vehicles that expect you to pay more to get what you want. Instead, this Toyota coupe offers all its standard features in the sole “L” trim—from sport bucket seats and backup camera to eight-speaker sound system and keyless entry.
Best of all, the 2017 Toyota 86’s starting cost slides in under $27,000. For more details on the Toyota 86, contact us at Dick Dyer Toyota.
The Toyota 86, also known as the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ, has always been a small sports car that a massive amount of drivers could afford. While it usually boasts around 200 horsepower, that isn’t enough for some drivers. Take Ryan Tuerck for example. The professional drifting driver felt the Toyota 86 needed more power and he did something about it.
Tuerck took to the garage and got his hands on a Ferrari engine. The Ferrari F136 V8 engine currently powers the Ferrari 458 Speciale and is the recipient to a whole host of engine-oriented awards. Producing 597 horsepower, it’s a force to be reckoned with.
While the video doesn’t specifically show what model he’s working with, there’s little doubt that it initially topped out at less than 250 horsepower. By adding nearly 300 additional ponies, Tuerck is taking the small sports car to a new level. Take a good look because it’s not often you see a Ferrari-powered Toyota 86.
Ferrari supercars come stocked with electronic safety systems that prevent too much power hitting the rear wheels. The modified car more than likely doesn’t have any of that technology. However, given Tuerck’s reputation in drifting, he probably doesn’t need it. Keep in mind this driver tore through an abandoned Hawthorne mall in a Nissan equipped with more than 1,000 horsepower.
Here at Dick Dyer Toyota, we can’t wait to see the modified Toyota 86 in action!