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Sunday, August 9, 2015

The 2nd gen of Toyota 86 will adopt F1 technology

One of renowned Japanese automotive manufacturers, Toyota is preparing the second generation of their sports model, 86. Interestingly, the sports car will use the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) technology that is commonly found in the Formula 1 racing cars.
The Second-generation of 86 will be based on the latest MX-5 platform. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1ePeQEJ)
As quoted of Worldcarfans on Monday, August 3, 2015, the reason for using the KERS technology because Toyota wants a high-performance sports car, but still fuel saving. In addition, the second generation of Toyota 86 will be sold at an affordable price.
Second-generation of Toyota 86 sports car to marry Mazda MX-5 architecture with turbo Toyota power and energy recovery system. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1ePeQEJ)
The plan, the 86 used a turbocharger 1.5-liter engine, and is claimed to be capable of producing the power up to 187 hp. The figures shows its power was far greater than the engine of Mazda MX-5, ie a 1,500 cc SKYACTIV is only empowered 128.7 hp.

In the second generation of 86, Toyota is no longer cooperating with Subaru as a partner in this model development. And Subaru position now replaced by Mazda which has the model of MX-5 roadster or Miata.

Another advantage gained by Toyota from the cooperation was not only related to the suspension and chassis are made by Mazda. But Toyota promised the two-door sports car will have a new engine with maximum power.

Currently, the 86 is still in the development stage, the production process is also mentioned still in a long time. Toyota will produce the 2nd generation of Toyota 86 in 2020 for around 2.5 million yen. While the concept model will be introduced in 2017. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WORLDCARFANS]
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