Expected for 2018, and supposedly priced at around $20,000, the ‘baby 86’ will fulfill Toyota president Akio Toyoda’s longtime vision of a family of Toyota sports cars. If the reports are true, the new car will slot at the bottom of the lineup, followed by the GT86, and then the joint BMW/Toyota Supra.
The alleged prototype, a 2+2 cross hatch, is claimed to tip the scales at around 2,160 pounds, which hovers near the expected weight of the upcoming Miata. Extensive use of aluminum and carbon fiber in the car’s body will help to keep weight down.
complemented by the six-speed manual from the GT86, which will shuttle those horses to the rear wheels.