New Toyota GR86 sells out in 90 minutes – affordable sports car

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It took less than two hours for the new Toyota GR86 to sell out its UK allocation. The affordable sports car went on sale last week. The hype for this new model has seen early adopters snap up all models initially bound for the UK through an exclusively online ordering process.

The model’s predecessor, the GT86, was well received by enthusiasts for being an affordable sports car, but its sales never set the world alight.

This, however, was not the case with the GR86.

Anyone who was not able to place an order before the allocation sold out can now join a waiting list in case there are any cancellations.

The same “first come, first served” process that applied to the ordering process continues to apply to the waiting list, based on when prospective buyers signed up.

It is unclear when – or if – further units will be made available to UK buyers beyond these cancellations.

The GR86 does not comply with impending crash regulations, meaning Toyota is forced to keep its production run short, stating “when it’s gone, it’s gone”.

Speaking to Autocar magazine, Toyota said a further allocation is “not in the plan at this stage”.

Mark Roden, Toyota GB operations director, said: “The phenomenal response to GR86 is a sign of how it is fulfilling its role as a thoroughbred sports car that’s affordable as well as thrilling to drive.

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“Our Gazoo Racing-engineered models – GR Supra and GR Yaris – have generated an exceptional buzz with their competition-tuned performance and handling, helping raise expectations of what GR86 will deliver.”

Prices for the new Toyota GR86 start at £29,995 for the manual model and £32,085 for the automatic version.

First customers were given an enticing finance opportunity for the manual version, with monthly payments of £299 with a £4,777 customer deposit on a 42-month contract with 4.9 percent APR.

Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, an eight-inch infotainment display with integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, adaptive LED headlights, and Ultrasuede and leather seat upholstery.

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