Toyota has announced the new GT 86 will start with an on-the-road price of £24,995 in the UK market.

The new model was unveiled for the first time back at the Tokyo Motor Show towards the end of last year and is the result of a collaboration between Toyota and Subaru.

Its dimensions of 4,240mm long, 1,285mm high and 2,570mm wide make it the most compact four-seater sports cars on the market. A near perfect balance has been achieved with a weight distribution ratio of 53:47 (front-to-rear) and the flat-four engine format and low driver position of just 475mm has also enabled the GT 86 a very low center of gravity.

Power is drawn from Subaru's new horizontally opposed 2.0-liter flat-four boxer engine that has been enhanced with torque-enhancing D-4S injection technology. Maximum power output is rated at 200 PS (147 kW / 197 hp) at 7,000 rpm and maximum torque of 205 Nm (151 lb-ft) is achieved at 6,600 rpm.

Sales for the Toyota GT 86 will start in June, although pre-orders are already being taken at dealers for customers looking to get to the front of the queue.

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