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Re: Toyota GT-86

Postby StewyD32 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:20 pm

Ouchy. Was that on the track?
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Re: Toyota GT-86

Postby Muad_dib77 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:32 pm

Stewy - I'd be very surprised if it was..

..If it was indeed on the track I dont think there'd be much in the way of insurance cover anyways..


so eh yeah - I'm sure it happened on the way home, or something...


despite the massive pricetag and the disappointing bhp figure I think it is a pretty deadly looking corolla.. I'd love to see it nuts out against a few similar specced cars... like the Pug thing..Rcz..

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Re: Toyota GT-86

Postby Mustang » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:08 pm

Note the crashed and uncrashed vehicles bare different registration numbers.
My initial reaction was a 'steer with the rear ' moment gone wrong. But really it just looks like a minor rear end shunt. Sickener on such a new car.
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Re: Toyota GT-86

Postby Muad_dib77 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:31 pm

Ah missed that bit..
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Re: Toyota GT-86

Postby Myfeckin FTO » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:09 pm

Looks like it got a light tap on the rear end by some ass hugging numpty. Doesn't look like an accident caused by the GT86 driver.
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Re: Toyota GT-86

Postby optical illusion » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:22 pm

BMW 520D rear ended it.
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Re: Toyota GT-86

Postby Mustang » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:42 pm

Very positive review from Clarkson in today's Sunday Times
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Re: Toyota GT-86

Postby Muad_dib77 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:06 pm

Forgot all about this post..

Fun little car to drive.
Not a million miles off the FTO powerwise, but the power delivery is different.

Like a modernised FTO if you will.
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Re: Toyota GT-86

Postby Superwofy » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:34 am

Muad_dib77 wrote: Like a modernised FTO if you will.


With RWD and better balance because of the boxer and drive layout :smt003 .
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Re: Toyota GT-86

Postby Muad_dib77 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:21 am

There's all that as well..

Going through VRTing mine now..it's sore on the wallet to a completely different scale than the FTO ever was... but I was laughing all the way to the NCT centre this morning - and I've a fairly long drive.


Having said all that - I've no doubt that in "real world" back road with decent surface a well driven, well adjusted and well maintained GpX would be hard to shake.
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Re: Toyota GT-86

Postby Sebastian » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:03 pm

did you get one J ?

Had the pleasure of taking one around Nordschleife last year , , a bit underpowered me thinks ?
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