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Toyota is back in the sports car market with its new GT86

Toyota's new 2+2 sports car, the GT86, will cost €39,895 when it gets here next month.

Dubbed the world's most compact four-seater sports car, the price covers both the manual and automatic versions.

While it is a sports car, it does have rear-wheel drive, does not have turbocharging and runs on ordinary tyres. The Japanese maker reckons that all helps to make it more affordable and accessible for those who love their sports car driving.

Toyota claims it is the "world's only combination of compact front-mounted, naturally aspirated, free-revving, horizontally opposed 'boxer' petrol engine and rear-wheel drive".

It has a two-litre petrol engine that develops 200bhp and can zip from a standing start to 100kmh in 7.6 seconds. Emissions for the 6spd manual are 181g/km with the automatic at 164g/km.

There are 17ins, 10-spoke alloys; dual exhaust; rear spoiler; front fogs and much more. Toyota is certainly back in the sports car market. Now let's see how that market reacts.

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