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Toyota GT86 HD Origins Tribute Commercial Toyota AE86 2014 Carjam TV HD Car Show

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The Toyota 86 is a series of grand tourer sports coupés jointly developed by Japanese automobile manufacturers Toyota and Subaru. They feature a boxer engine, front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout and 2+2 seating. The Toyota GT 86 is sold under three different brands associated with its creators: Toyota (Toyota 86 in Japan, South Africa and Australia,[1] Toyota GT86 in Europe, both names in New Zealand, and Toyota FT86 in Jamaica), Subaru (Subaru BRZ) and Scion (Scion FR-S for the United States and Canada).

The name 86 (pronounced "eight-six" or Hachi-Roku (ハチロク), more commonly pronounced as "eighty-six") refers to the AE86 generation of rear-wheel drive sports coupes and hatchbacks sold as the Toyota Sprinter Trueno and Toyota Corolla Levin from 1983 to 1987. The Toyota GT 86 has been marketed as the spiritual successor to the AE86 by Toyota, with further referencing to a heritage tracing back to the Toyota 2000GT, a front engine, rear-drive sports car with a 2.0 litre engine, as well as the Toyota Sports 800, Toyota's first sports car. The Toyota GT 86 "boxer" side badge appears on all Toyota and Scion versions of the car.
In Europe, the Toyota GT86 was named the car of the year by Top Gear magazine.,[49] while Autocar named ithe Toyota GT86 the best driver's car,[50] and Auto Express gave Toyota GT86 their performance car award.[51] Australia's Drive gave the Toyota GT 86 the Car of the Year award, Toyota GT86 Best Performance Car under A$60,000 and won the People's Choice vote.,[52] while the Toyota GT86 and BRZ shared Carsguide's Car of the Year.[53] Top Gear Australia named the BRZ their car of the year.[54] New Zealand's Car of the Year went to the Toyota GT86 in 2012.

In the United States, US News declared the Scion FR-S as the best affordable sports car of 2012.[56] Car and Driver named both the BRZ and FR-S as one of the ten best cars of 2013[57]

The Subaru BRZ earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick of 2012.[58] The Toyota-Subaru D4-S boxer engine was named one of Ward's 10 Best Engines in 2013.
The beautiful 2000GT -of which only 337 units were built- a 2.0 litre straight-six-powered coupe first displayed at the 1965 Tokyo Motorshow, helped establish the company's global reputation as a sports car manufacturer.

Even now, its styling appears sophisticated, cool and fresh. During the development of the Toyota GT86, a 2000GT was placed next to the clay model of new sports car being developed by the designers. Without receiving any specific instructions, the designers continued their work, occasionally looking at the 2000GT. As a result, their work infused the Toyota GT86 with the spirit of the 2000GT without imitating it.

From the Toyota AE86, the Toyota GT86 inherits not its hardware, but its spirit. The AE86 was not an extreme sports car. It was moderately priced, with a mass-produced engine and a compact, front engine, rear-wheel drive body.

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