Subaru may have been the first to reveal the all-new BRZ last year, but the Toyota GR 86 is the first to arrive in the digital world of Gran Turismo. Three months after making its world debut, Polyphony Digital, the developer of the video game series, officially announced the arrival of the GR 86 in Gran Turismo Sport.
As part of the video game's 1.66 patch, the addition of the GR 86 will let players take Toyota's all-new sports coupe out on the digital tracks of Gran Turismo Sport. From Monza, Willow Springs, as well as the infamous Nurburgring, the GR 86 is ready to take whatever the player throws at it.
Like all the other cars in the game, the GR 86 is accurately recreated in the digital world of Gran Turismo Sport. These include the new matrix front grille, the teardrop-shaped headlights, C-shaped taillights, sleek new profile, and the dual exhausts at the rear.
The developers even took the time to masterfully recreate the GR 86's stylish new interior. From the new steering wheel, circular aircon vents, digital automatic climate control, as well as the manual stick-shift, the cabin of the GR 86 looks and feels just like the real thing.
Under the hood, the GR 86 is powered by a new 2.4-liter, naturally-aspirated Boxer engine dubbed FA24. It puts out 235 PS with 250 Nm of torque and can be mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. 0 – 100 km/h can be easily achieved in just 6.3 seconds.
In case you have driven almost every car in Gran Turismo Sport including the fire-breathing GR Yaris, then maybe it's time to update the game and try out the new GR 86. As for the BRZ, perhaps it might be included in a future update. But for now, it's the GR 86's time to shine in GT Sport.