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Toyota developing a way to download GT86's data to PlayStation

Toyota developing a way to download GT86's data to PlayStation image

Text: / Photos: Toyota and Subaru Press | posted June 01, 2012 17:30

Toyota GT86 drop-top version highly possible

Toyota is developing something that will make owning a GT86 even more fun. “We have not seen a third of the development planned for the GT86,” said Toyota GT86 project engineer Tetsuya Tada.

Aside from the rumor that a convertible production model of the sports coupe is highly possible, a black box with a track telemetry system is now under development. The box is supposed to let drivers to download and compare the 86's performance data with other drivers via their PlayStations. In lieu of this, Toyota engineers are currently mapping major race tracks for GT86 owners to download together with online tutorials and demos.

No wonder there's rumor about the GT86 being exclusive to Gran Turismo 5 circulating the interwebs.

Here's a preview video for the new Toyota 86 in Gran Turismo 5 from GTPlanet.

source: Autocar