Australian launch of Toyota 86 draws near

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Toyota 86, Mount Panorama, Bathurst

Those anticipating the Australian launch of the Toyota 86 sportscar were given a boost recently when the car was spotted at Mount Panorama in Bathurst. It’s understood Toyota Australia had the 86 on site to capture promotional images and film a television commercial.

Apparently Toyota reps weren’t too pleased when this car, wearing 8TYSIX numberplates, was photographed.

The 86 is powered by a 147kW 2.0 litre normally aspirated boxer engine. It’s joint development with Subaru has earned the car the nickname of Toybaru.

Subaru will also launch their version of the car, the BRZ, in Australia. Indeed, it’s expected Subaru will launch their car before the Toyota 86. We’re guessing we’ll be seeing official material for both within the next 3–4 weeks.

[Source: Western Advocate | Thanks to Scott for the tip]