Toyota 86

Toyota 86 Car News in the Philippines

  • Watch out, GR86/BR-Z! Nissan may revive Silvia nameplate as entry-level sports car

    Nissan has stated that it plans to make an entry-level sports car that could rival the likes of the Toyota GR86/Subaru BR-Z. While the brand already has two sports cars at its disposal, namely the Nissan Z and the legendary R35 GT-R, these are typically out of reach for most younger buyers. The plans come from an interview with Top Gear UK, where Nissan senior vice president of global product planning Ivan Espinosa said he has a dream plan for the Japanese automaker to introduce an all-new model

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Nov 3, 2023

  • 2023 JMS: The Toyota FT-Se concept could be a next generation sports car in the making

    The 2023 Japan Mobility Show (JMS) is an interesting event, especially for Toyota, as it has revealed its new FT-Se two-seater concept car with Gazoo Racing branding. While it's still a concept, the Toyota GR Supra and Toyota GR86 may soon have another sibling joining the performance lineup. The FT-Se debuted at the event on Oct. 25, 2023 with a bright orange paint job with a black roof to fit its sleek, angular, sporty design. Notably, it has a massive air intake on the front of the car, along

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Oct 26, 2023

  • A history of performance: A quick look at Toyota’s performance divisions in the Philippines

    Toyota Motor Corporation has a long and storied history of performance divisions. While the Japanese brand is known for the reliability and durability of its products, it has also dabbled in the performance and motorsports segments. The Japanese automaker has joined several prestigious races in its history, which include the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Super GT, and the World Rally Championship. While there are many legendary Toyota vehicles, we should mention its various performance and tuning div

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Sep 17, 2023

  • Initial D successor: MF Ghost anime debuts Oct. 1

    For quite a lot of us, Initial D was our first taste not only of Japanese automotive culture, but also of cars in general. The highly popular manga (Japanese comic) and anime spanned the 1990s and 2000s, following the life of tofu delivery driver turned street-racing sensation Takumi Fujiwara. Initial D is based loosely on the life of legendary racing driver and “Drift King” Keiichi Tsuchiya, who served as editorial supervisor. And now, the “GenZ” is about to get a taste of Initial D’s magic on

    VJ BacunganVJ Bacungan

    Sep 7, 2023

  • 5 reasons you should watch the Toyota GAZOO Racing Festival on Aug. 23-24

    When you’re the number-one automaker in the Philippines and you’re celebrating your 35th anniversary, nothing less than the best will do. In the case of Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP), it’s kicking off over three decades of local operations with the Toyota GAZOO Racing Festival, which will be held on Aug. 23 to 24, 2023 at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila. GAZOO Racing (GR) is the Japanese automaker’s motorsports division, producing not only championship-winning racing cars, but also high-perfor

    VJ BacunganVJ Bacungan

    Aug 22, 2023

  • The future of the manual? Toyota to equip future EVs with virtual manual stick and clutch

    Toyota wants to make electrification fun as the Japanese automaker has announced that it plans to reveal a performance electric vehicle (EV) soon with a virtual manual transmission option. The brand has also revealed plans to create regular EVs with the stick shift transmission that would mimic the feel and action of an actual manual by 2026. The announcement comes from Toyota chairman Akio Toyoda who revealed before last week’s 100th anniversary 24 Hours of Le Mans that the Gazoo Racing sub-bra

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Jun 20, 2023

  • Made for two: The Mazda MX-5 vs. the Toyota GR86

    Having a set of wheels for Valentine’s Day helps a lot. Having a set of wheels that can quickly take you and your date from point A to point B helps even more. Having a set of wheels that look good and can be a conversation piece helps even further. You and your co-confidant can be the talk of passers-by, possibly the envy of many, and even get an occasional glance or stare at your faithful steed for that fun day. Having a set of wheels that have suitable seating for just two, narrow gaps betwee

    Jude MorteJude Morte

    Feb 14, 2023

  • Keep the parts coming! First-generation Toyota 86 now has factory restoration program

    Toyota is keeping ahead of the curve in predicting future classic vehicles as it has announced a factory restoration program for the first-generation Toyota 86. The Japanese brand has dubbed this program the “86 Re: PROJECT,” which covers models sold from 2012 to 2021. While this isn’t like what other brands such as Nissan and Mazda have done with their respective out-of-production sports cars, the 86 program is more of a tune-up for the Japanese market to keep fans of the nameplate happy. It is

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Feb 2, 2023

  • Twins faceoff: Toyota GR86 vs. Subaru BRZ

    Shared DNA is what the Toyota GR86 and the Subaru BRZ have. Having been jointly developed by Subaru and Toyota, they are almost identical, sharing as much as 90 percent of the components that make up each one. But when it comes to marketing, Toyota seems to have an upper hand because of its close connection to the iconic 80s-era Toyota AE86, as popularized by the Initial D anime. On the other hand, Subaru might not have any anime-related references, but both cars utilize the Subaru-derived “boxe

    Francis PallarcoFrancis Pallarco

    Jan 16, 2023

  • An MR-S comeback? Toyota, Daihatsu, Suzuki team up for purported mid-engine sports car

    If you’re one of the people who miss the little Toyota MR-S, a revival may be in the works. A report from Japanese publication BestCarWeb said Toyota is teaming up with Daihatsu and Suzuki to develop a mid-engined sports car that may be launched in 2025. All three brands will likely have their own versions. The MR-S successor will likely use the same Toyota New Global Architecture platform on the Toyota GR Yaris, with the front end reportedly using the GR Yaris’ suspension. Meanwhile, Daihatsu a

    VJ BacunganVJ Bacungan

    Dec 16, 2022

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