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A Dyno Test Reveals How Much Power The 2022 Toyota GR86 Actually Makes

We found out what the real horsepower figure of the 2022 Toyota GR86 is, and it will surprise you

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The Toyota GR86 is one of the most anticipated cars for 2022, and now that it is on sale, many wonder if the new engine is powerful enough. Its predecessor, the GT86 and later 86 was powered by the FA20 engine, which although is a good starting platform, left a lot to be desired in terms of stock performance. The new GR86 has a bigger, FA24 engine, which is rated at 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet (250 Nm), but how true are these numbers? YouTube channel FTspeed helps us find out through a series of dyno tests.

Dyno test results

A Dyno Test Reveals How Much Power The 2022 Toyota GR86 Actually Makes
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As seen by the footage, a total of seven dyno runs were made with the 2022 Toyota GR86, at Paragon Performance. It is worth noting that this particular example has just 500 miles (805 km) on the odometer so it’s not broken in yet. The initial run yielded 211.34 horsepower at 6,840 RPM and 169.63 pound-feet (230 Nm) at 3,220 RPM, at the wheels.

The next six dyno runs were within four horsepower of each other, with the best results coming from run number seven – 215.54 horsepower and 170.87 pound-feet (231.7 Nm) at the rear wheels. This particular GR86 is also equipped with the six-speed manual (the one to have), which means less powertrain loss compared to the six-speed automatic.

How much crankshaft horsepower does the 2022 Toyota GR86 actually make?

A Dyno Test Reveals How Much Power The 2022 Toyota GR86 Actually Makes
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Taking in mind, the dyno runs and adjusting for powertrain loss on a rear-wheel-drive car equipped with a manual transmission (15-20 percent), the engine in the 2022 Toyota GR86 actually makes around 256 horsepower.

What is the 2022 Toyota GR86 true horsepower?

A Dyno Test Reveals How Much Power The 2022 Toyota GR86 Actually Makes
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It’s interesting to see what progress the 2022 GR86 has made, compared to its predecessor – the GT86/86. The Toyota 86 made 205 horsepower and 156 pound-feet (211.5 Nm) to the crankshaft, which was a small improvement over the GT86’s 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet (205 Nm).

For comparison, the channel’s hosts’ stock Scion FRS put down 170.95 horsepower and 141.72 pound-feet (192.15 Nm) to the rear wheels. The FA20 engine on the older 86 models also dies down quicker while the new FA24 engine is a bit more rev-happy, reaching 7,400 RPM, with power starting to die down after 6,840 RPM.

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More interesting is the fact that a 2022 Subaru BRZ managed to put down 215.8 horsepower and 175.95 pound-feet (238.55 Nm) to the wheels, on the same dyno, despite being virtually the same car as the GR86. The people at the dyno chalked that up to the BRZ having 1,500 miles (2,414 km), which would mean it was broken in. It could also be different calibration, although neither Toyota nor Subaru has confirmed that.

At any rate, you now know how much horsepower the 2022 Toyota GR86 and Subaru BRZ actually make. All that’s left is to see how well the stock FA24 engine takes boost. It’s only a matter of time before bagged GR86s and BRZs with Rocket Bunny body kits that are turbocharged or supercharged start popping up left and right.


Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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