The 86 has a funny history. It was introduced for 2013 as the Scion FR-S , sister car to the Subaru BRZ and the product of a partnership between Subaru and Toyota to build an affordable rear-drive sports car.
In the United States and Canada, the GT86 was initially sold under Toyota's youth-oriented Scion brand, with its name derived from a description of the platform: Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport .
The Toyota 86 was named after an older gen Corolla GT-S
The generation of the Corolla GT-S was referred to as the AE86, which was the car that originally inspired the Toyota 86 to begin wit
It's easy for Toyota to claim that the GT 86 was inspired by the AE86 , but the two share more than a number. Engineers have worked hard to recreate the crisp turn-in, neutral balance and purity of the Corolla, while making the GT 86 more usable on an everyday basis.
Since Toyota now has a two-car lineup of sports cars with the 86 and the Supra, many people have wondered why the less powerful 86 didn't simply adopt the famous Celica nameplate. ... The Celica name is precious, so it will only be used on an all-new car developed from the ground up to be a Celica
Models built by other manufacturers and rebadged by Subaru (such as the Justy and kei car models), and the jointly-developed Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86 do not use the SGP , although the platform for the second-generation BRZ/86 has been influenced by SGP.
|Subaru Global Platform|
|Predecessor||SI chassis (SIシャシー)|
The AE86 would go on to inspire the Toyota 86 (2012–present), a 2+2 sports car jointly developed by Toyota and Subaru, manufactured by Subaru — and marketed also as the Toyota GT86, Toyota FT86, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ.
|Toyota Corolla Levin Sprinter Trueno (AE86)|
|Layout||Front-engine, rear-wheel drive|