2022 Toyota GR 86 hot lap with pro driver Ken Gushi at Eagles Canyon Raceway

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The car that marked the revival of Toyota’s sportscar lineage will now give drivers even more of the agility, style and responsiveness they desire.

For this round, the detail-obsessed Toyota Gazoo Racing team brings enhanced handling and exterior aerodynamics, increpase power and an upgraded interior.

These changes earn it a Gazoo Racing badge, joining Toyota’s ever-growing, global sportscar line as the all-new 2022 GR 86.

With its wide stance and low center of gravity, the 2+2 rear-wheel drive coupe’s handling changes come in the form of front- and rear-frame reinforcements that increase rigidity.

Functional exterior air vents were also added to further support steering stability. Weight shaving details, such as aluminum roof panels and fenders, also kept it at a nimble curb weight of just over 2,800 lbs.

The 2.4L naturally aspirated, horizontally opposed four-cylinder boxer engine, brings the power upgrade – increasing from 205 to 228 hp and from 156 to 184 lb.-ft. of torque on the manual version.

The power boost comes from tweaks like increased bore size, changes to the intake and exhaust systems, and optimization of the Toyota D-4S dual injection technology.

Drivers will have the choice of a 6-speed manual (MT) or automatic transmission (AT).

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Javier Mota es un periodista digital especializado en la industria automotriz con experiencia en todos los medios; prensa escrita, televisión, radio e internet. Ha compartido sus conocimientos en programas nacionales de televisión y radio como Sirius XM Radio, Univision, NBC Telemundo y CNN en Español. Además, es el co-prersentador del podcast Total Car Score. Fue el primer periodista hispano elegido al Jurado del North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards. También es miembro del Jurado del World Car of the Year Award.