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2017 Scion FR-S / Toyota GT 86 Facelift Spied Testing More Powerful Engine

With the auto world focused on the Frankfurt Motor Show, Toyota engineers aimed for an easier time out on the road while testing the mid-cycle revamp for the GT 86. We can’t say they’ve succeeded since we are now bringing you a set of spyshots for the sportscar.
2017 Scion FR-S / Toyota GT 86 Facelift spyshots 13 photos
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The changes, which will also cover the Scion FR-S and the Subaru BRZ, target both the aesthetic and the technical side of the machine.

We’ll start with the tech upgrade, as the Toyobaru has been crying for extra power ever since it was launched. Whether you want to talk about how Kia makes a hot hatch that’s slightly more powerful than the GT 86 these days, or mention that some dyno ratings show 140 hp at the wheels, these triplets need more motivation.

The engineers are well aware of that and are working on it, but don’t expect massive gains. In fact, the rumor talks about a five percent boost, which would bring the output from the current 197 hp (200 ps) to 208 hp (211).

At the same time, the efficiency is said to improve by up to seven percent. The two-liter boxer engine will receive a redesigned intake manifold, as well as offer reduced internal friction.

The handling, on the other hand, has always been a delicious treat of the GT 86 and things are about to get even better. The rear suspension sub-frame will offer superior rigidity, while the connection to the road will be further improved thanks to Sachs dampers.The appearance details of this sportscar story
While all three incarnations of the back-to-basics RWD machine are expected to receive the same tech upgrades, things will be different in terms of design.

The styling change will target both the front and rear of the vehicle, but, for now, the camouflage keeps us from getting into the details.

 
 
 
 
 

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