Road Tests Real world tests of GT 86 vs Speedster

Top speed

GT 86
140 mph
Speedster
134 mph

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Toyota GT 86

Reasons to consider the
Toyota GT 86

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Slightly more powerful engine 197 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 145 HP @ 5,800 RPM More than 35% stronger engine
Front view of Opel Speedster

Reasons to consider the
Opel Speedster

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Lighter curb weight 1,949 lb vs 2,596 lb Around 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT 86  vs
Speedster 
Brand Toyota Opel
Year 2012 2000

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 13.18 lb/hp 13.44 lb/hp
Maximum hp 197 HP @ 7,000 RPM 145 HP @ 5,800 RPM
Maximum torque 150 ft-lb @ 6,600 RPM 150 ft-lb @ 1,900 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,000 cc 2,200 cc
Fuels
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,596 lb 1,949 lb
Width 69.9 in 67.2 in
Height 51.2 in 43.8 in
Length 166.9 in 149.2 in

road tests

GT 86  vs
Speedster 
Top speed 140 mph 134 mph
Hockenheim short lap time 1:19.40 1:19.50

transmission

Drivetrain RWD Mid Engine
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Toyota GT 86
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Opel Speedster
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