It looks very much like the new Subaru BRZ.
The second generation Subaru BRZ was unveiled in November last year to much fanfare, but its sibling, the Toyota 86 is yet to break cover, with Toyota delaying its reveal by an estimated six months. To further complicate matters, Toyota has now decided to rebadge the 86 as the GR86 to bring it in line with the rest of Toyota's performance lineup, including the GR Supra and GR Yaris. However a recent trademark filing suggests Toyota may revive the Celica name for the sports car instead.
We already know what the Subaru BRZ will look like, but up until now, the world was uncertain about the exterior design of the Toyota. Not any longer: the 2022 Toyota GR 86's front end has been leaked, and it looks kinda like its Subaru sibling.
The Toyota GR86 and Subaru BRZ will be sharing most of their mechanical bits, but it is up to each manufacturer to style their cars as they see fit. It seems like Toyota has gone with a look not too dissimilar to that of the BRZ's, and one that is recognizable when you take a look at the feisty little GR Yaris that has been taking the automotive world by storm in recent months. A small rectangular cutout in the grille is ready to house the GR badge, and the rest of the bumper design features hard lines that mimic the BRZ. The shape of the headlights, the rear bumper design and other small details will have the biggest impact on how the GR86 will differ from the BRZ.
What we do know is that the second-gen 86 will pack more firepower in the form of a 2.4-liter flat-four engine, up from the first-generation 2.0-liter engine, and will deliver 228 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 184 lb-ft of torque at 3,700 rpm. Power will be sent to the rear via a six-speed manual or auto transmission, and the curb weight will be only 2,900 pounds. Expect the GR86 to have a starting price of just under $30k.