Toyota’s GR line is in a reasonably stable place proper now. The GR86, Corolla and Supra cowl a very good swath of the reasonably-affordable fanatic house, so all that’s actually left to do is preserve the fashions recent with the requisite slate of updates and particular editions. Toyota handled us to 3 at present, arriving late 2023.
Let’s begin with the best of the trio which additionally occurs to be the rarest and, doubtlessly, probably the most inexpensive. The GR86 Trueno Version is available in white or crimson, with black decals to pay homage to the unique AE86 Corolla. It additionally comes with a brand new efficiency bundle that features Brembo brakes and Sachs dampers, that might be elective on non-special editions. Toyota’s solely constructing 860 of those, in automated and shift-yourself varieties. Worth is because of come later this 12 months forward of deliveries someday within the winter.
The automotive’s adorned with Trueno badges and a brand new black metallic end for the 18-inch wheels that sometimes come commonplace on the Premium grade. Current GR86 homeowners might be pleased to know they’ll additionally be capable to retrofit the efficiency equipment to any present 2022 or 2023 mannequin, as long as they’ve 18-inch wheels on all corners. With the upcoming 2024 vehicles, Toyota’s energetic security suite may also be commonplace with the handbook transmission for the primary time.
Transferring up the vary there’s the GR Corolla, which beneficial properties a brand new blue coloration for the returning Circuit Version and the addition of 18-inch solid wheels, similar to the Morizo had, commonplace for that trim. Adjustments listed here are understandably much less pronounced as the recent hatch is getting into however solely its second mannequin 12 months. That stated, small upgrades have been made below the pores and skin, per Toyota’s launch:
Revisions for the 2024 GR Corolla Circuit Version consists of new ribbed flange bolts mounting the steering gear field to the entrance suspension sub-frame and flange bolts with a 2mm (about 0.08 in) wider head mounting the rear suspension to the sub-frame. An unpainted bolt now grounds the battery to the body for direct metal-to-metal contact.
As soon as once more Toyota’s maintaining manufacturing of the Circuit Version low, to simply 1,600 models. Lastly, by no means to be overlooked, the Supra can be receiving some love for its forty fifth anniversary. The automaker will construct simply 900 examples fitted with what principally quantities to an look bundle, plus the addition of a small, manually adjustable rear wing. As with the GR86 Trueno, the forty fifth anniversary flagship might be provided with each the brand new six-speed handbook in addition to the eight-speed auto when it reaches homeowners within the fall.
One final element that the sim racers within the viewers will make sure to respect: the GR Corolla will make its “digital debut” in Gran Turismo 7, the producer additionally introduced at present. Given Toyota and GT developer Polyphony Digital’s shut relationship, it was solely a matter of time earlier than the automotive joined the 86, Yaris and Supra within the newest installment of the Actual Driving Simulator. The timeline for the hatch’s arrival hasn’t been shared, although this stuff are sometimes introduced in quite shut proximity to launch, so we shouldn’t have to attend too lengthy.