Price war when pure driving pleasure

Cologne, May 5, 2015

With small, lightweight, purist and cheap sports carts most certainly think the Mazda MX. 5 Some may also have one or the other Lotus vehicle in mind, although in Britain the word "favorable" disappeared from the vocabulary. However, hardly anyone has the Toyota 86 on the screen, when it comes to the adjectives above. In order for the changes in the future, Toyota sets gradually goes to the GT86 Pure, a new entry-level version, continue on the offensive.

Externals and character strengths

Externally, the new entry-level version differs slightly modified headlights and new 16-inch wheels from the top model. The comfort features can not be compared with electrically adjustable and heated outside mirrors, air conditioning and a multimedia audio system with a wellness temple, but purist it sounds not really. In addition, sports seats, a sports leather steering wheel with red stitching and aluminum pedals are standard.

Actuator Specifications

The heart of the Toyota 86 Pure forms unchanged the four-cylinder boxer engine from Subaru - shelf. The unit draws from two liter capacity 200 hp and 205 Nm of torque. As standard, the combination with the six-speed manual. For an additional cost of 1,450 euros but there is also a six-speed automatic, together with shift paddles on the steering wheel. At the rear axle a factory and built by Torsen limited-slip differential prevented from rotating tires.

Prices for launch

The scaled-Pure version starts at 28,900 euros and can be ordered immediately. The normal Toyota 86 remains unchanged at a base price of 30,750 euros. Compared to the basic version here include Bi - Xenon headlights, a light sensor, cruise control, automatic climate control and a keyless entry system as standard.

Hazardous and non-hazardous competition

Whether the Pure in tough price competition of pure driving pleasure can be made? Well, a Lotus is indeed designed purist, but costs at least 40,000 euros. In September 2015 then comes the next generation of the Mazda MX-5 to the market and the little roadster will have to be: It should be easier than the first - generation MX-5, has up to 160 hp to offer and is ready for launch with this engine already from 26.890 Euro from the merchants. (ml)