Love Cars TV got behind the wheel of the 2022 GR86 and shared their thoughts in this 30-minute long review.
I'm all for the new cars feeling a little more refined. Also seems fitting that the GR86 is the more tail happy car of the two.This is what one publication was able to gather from translating it:
"They report, first and foremost, that the new cars feel quite different from the last generation. And that should hardly come as a surprise since both make more power. The new BRZ is quoted as making 228 hp in the US, but both can make up to 232 hp depending on their market. That’s up from 205 hp for the last generation.
As a result, both get to 60 mph in just 6.3 seconds, which is 1.1 seconds faster than the outgoing models. More than that, though, the drivers also report that the cars are more refined. Neither has lost its sports car edge, but they seem to be a little quieter at idle.
The good news for fans of the RWD dynamics is that little of their sense of fun seems to have been lost in the generational transition. Both cars handle well thanks to their low center of gravity and low weight.
Although both hosts appreciate the BRZ, they seem to have a slight preference for the GR 86. The Toyota is a little more tail happy, whereas the BRZ seems to have a more neutral character.
As we’ve covered, it’s clear that both cars are based on the same basic stuff, but according to Lovecars, it’s still impressive how much of a difference tuning can make."
Are they the same car with different badges or is there a little more to the story than meets the eye?.www.carscoops.com
It sure is and goes to show how much Toyota engineers respect what an 86 should be. This has me wondering what other driving characteristics it still has from the outgoing model and previous gens, and anything new/improved.I'm all for the new cars feeling a little more refined. Also seems fitting that the GR86 is the more tail happy car of the two.