Leaked: Patent images of the 2021 Toyota GR86's aggressive front bumper!

Sanjay · Jan 21, 2021 11:09 AM

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Thanks to patent filing images, we now have a better idea of how the upcoming 2021 Toyota GR86 looks like, ahead of the coupe's expected unveiling sometime this year.

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The design filings lodged with Australia's Intellectual Property office (IP Australia) gives us a clearer look at the front bumper worn by prototypes spotted last year.

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Note the highlight. That's a trapezoidal cutout in the shape of the GR logo.

There's a few ways we can identify that the bumper belongs to the GR86 - most obvious among all is the fact that it keeps Gazoo Racing's (GR) design language, which is a wide grille wearing the 'functional matrix' motif. 

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And there's also the vertical black slats flanking the grille. Housing functional air curtains, these are aerodynamic cues that are reminiscent of the fast-selling Toyota GR Yaris.

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The headlight cutout is shared with the 2021 Subaru BRZ (top), while the grille design and air curtains mimic the the GR Yaris' (bottom).

Although we haven't got a look at the rest of the car and barring detail changes, the GR86 should look nearly nearly identical to the 2021 Subaru BRZ.

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The 2021 Subaru BRZ.

The upcoming GR86 will most likely share its platform and powertrain with the US-only BRZ, including the new 2.4-litre, naturally-aspirated four-cylinder 'boxer' engine.

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Making 231 PS and 249 Nm, power is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission.

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It'll still be some time before any of these models make it to Malaysia but if these images got you itching for the 86/BRZ currently on sale, check out this buying guide we have prepared for you.

And if you already have one, here's a look at the first five mods you can do to it!

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