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    Hey guys I drove the base model manual today.

    A good friend of mine and forum member here, works for TMCA and he had a few hours with one today.

    The car looks and feels amazing. Seats are awesome, driving position is perfect and everything feels really tight an nimble.

    The power feels like more than 200hp and has good torque throughout the rev range. The LSD holds up well and it does some pretty decent slides (it was wet today) although the rev limiter comes on pretty hard...

    The gearbox has a really good shift and fairly close ratios. Apparently the Auto is also amazing as its based on the ISF box but minus 2 ratios.

    Anyway at roughly 35k on the road you cannot beat it.

    I am seriously considering getting one.

    Anyway just thought I'd share the good news.

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    Saw one today in person and jizzed in my pants, looks so nice

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    It's not an FT86, it's a 86.

    Almost all reviews are very positive. I work at a Toyota dealership so I may get to have a drive sometime also.
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    Keen to gather everyones experience of driving the new toyota 86 GT GTS here...

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    I drove a white base model manual with a 3 inch full system from the collector through the national park tonight. Its amazing! Only downfall is that it comes with tyres you find on a prius... Power delivery is awesome and the chassis feels a1. Toyota have nailed it! I had a look at it on the hoist also. There is definitely a weight loss program in place. Plastic inner guards.(similar to late model rx7) Pressed steel control arms etc. The gearbox unfortunately looks to small to be a derivative of the sti 6-speed however the tunnel is big enough to accommodate anything you want. Absolutely awesome car. In stock form I definitely think it would be a contender against ANY street driven ae86.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomfunkmc View Post
    The gearbox unfortunately looks to small to be a derivative of the sti 6-speed however the tunnel is big enough to accommodate anything you want.
    a Toyota box behind a toyota engine? then it will be complete.
    though im glad my car has airbags because i may snap my neck if one passes me by one day

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    i drove one yesterday, a GTS auto. the paddle shift is pretty cool, it downshifts with auto blip on the throttle and that but i would buy the manual. loved the handling and feel of the car, overall a really great car now ive gotta come up with the cash to buy one....
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    I drove one. The main thing I noticed was the engine does sound fairly rough, like a Subaru. Torque at low rpm and pickup in 2nd and 3rd seamed really good. The manual gearshift is short, but works good. I guess I would have to buy one before driving hard. Must get AE86 back on the road! The colour choices are not the best IMHO, but a manual GT in red has me counting my coins. (This also happens to be the cheapest combination).

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    Got to drive one at the Goodwood FoS moving motorshow. Unfortunately they were being very precious about the test cars and i wasn't able to punt it overly quickly up the hill. Still handled pretty well.

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