Toyota GT 86 Yatabe Speed Trial

Built as a tribute to some of the great racing cars and rally cars in Toyota’s history, six GT86 coupes have been transformed with classic liveries and retro styling cues. The Yatabe Speed Trial Toyota 2000GT set multiple world speed and endurance records during a 72-hour run at the Yatabe High Speed Testing Course in Japan in 1966. Upon doing so, it demonstrated Toyota’s commitment to engineering a sports car with world class potential. The GT86 coupes will make their debut at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 25, where they will be available for public test drives and will remain on static display for the duration of the festival.


Featuring the same livery and paint job as the 2000GT that set all those records, the 2015 GT86 Yatabe has a yellow and green bonnet, along with more decals down the side as tribute to the original. Vehicle Vinyl specialist Motor Mode is responsible for the liveries. New springs lower the car’s ride height by 40 millimeters and give it an aggressive stance. New Rota wheels prove a retro look and are available in multiple finishes. At the rear, a Milltek Sport stainless steel exhaust system adds the finishing touches, both visually and aurally.


The interior of the GT86 is as sporty as the exterior, with a flat-bottom steering wheel and sport seats. The car’s cockpit is available with multiple trim options and upholstery colors. A large tachometer offers easy visibility and readability during sports driving. The front seats have been redesigned to offer enhanced comfort while preventing elbows from interfering with the gear shifting operation.


The powertrain remains the same in the Yatabe as in the standard GT86. A naturally aspirated 2.0-liter flat-four engine produces 200 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. Paired with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic gearbox, reaching 60 takes roughly six seconds and will accelerate to an electronically limited 155 mph.


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