Reminder: The Toyota GR 86 is coming to GT Sport 8th July

Reminder, The Toyota GR 86 is coming to GT Sport on 8th July

Yes, we’ve already mentioned this in a speculative sense a while back, thanks to the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup 2021 in-game esports schedule.

But this week, two more pieces of the puzzle have fit into place.

A server maintenance notice has been posted to the Gran Turismo website and in-game notice board, stating that the game’s online services will not be available for two hours between 06:00 – 08:00 UTC on 8th July 2021.

Secondly, feted series producer Kazunori Yamauchi tweeted a traditional teaser image of a new car coming to the game. As was the case in the early years of GT Sport, Kazunori would post darkened images of upcoming cars, sending fans into a rabid guessing frenzy.

But this one is pretty obvious. It’s the Toyota GR 86 – a brand new sports car from the Japanese manufacturer that replaces the existing 86/GT86/FT86/FR-S. This will be its first appearance in a game, akin to the GR Yaris and current generation Supra arriving in GT Sport before they hit the streets.

Toyota GR 86 2021 front, red

You can enjoy that sweet sweet sound of a naturally aspirated 2.4-litre boxer engine from this Thursday and we’ll be back with some in-game footage on the day itself.

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