Following on from an attempt to compare the Triumph GT6 to the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO, here’s an even bigger stretch: comparing the Toyota 86 (also known as the Scion FRS and the Subarau BRZ) to the outgoing Ferrari California (replaced by the California T).
Just as the GT6 has half the cylinders of the GTO, the 86 has half the cylinders of the California. However, it has a lot more in common than the previous comparison. The dimensions are not wildly different. The displacement per cylinder, compression ratios and specific output are quite close. Of course the Ferrari has about two and a half times the power and torque, but that means you are less likely to wrap it around a tree.
Ok, so driving a Toyota doesn’t give quite the same bragging rights as driving a Ferrari, but you look a lot less foolish stuck in traffic in the former.
Toyota 86 / Ferrari California Wheelbase : 101 in 105 in Track front : 60 in 64.2 in rear : 61 in 63.2 in Length : 166.7 in 179.6 in Width : 69.9 in 75.1 in Height : 50.6 in 52 in Length:wheelbase ratio : 1.72 1.83 Kerb weight : 3682 lb 3825 lb Fuel capacity : 13.2 US Gal 20.6 US Gal Bore x stroke : 3.39 in x 3.39 in 3.7 in x 3.05 in Cylinders : boxer 4 V8 in 90 degree V Displacement : 121.93 cu in 262.22 cu in Type : double overhead cam double overhead cam Compression ratio : 12.5:1 12.2:1 Fuel system : direct petrol injection direct petrol injection Maximum power : 197 bhp @ 7000 rpm 483 bhp @ 7750 rpm Specific output : 1.62 bhp/cu in 1.84 bhp/cu in Maximum torque : 151 ft-lb @ 6500 rpm 372ft-lb @ 5000 rpm bmep : 187 psi 214.2 psi Bore/stroke ratio : 1 1.21 Unitary capacity : 499.5 cc per cylinder 537.13 cc per cylinder