Toyota has finally launched the much-anticipated AE86 replacement in the GT 86 coupe. This comes as a very exciting thing indeed since the release of the standard version creates the opportunity for souped up version to come out.

Toyota Racing Developments (TRD) has already been reported to have gotten hold of the GT 86 and is planning to pump up the car. The plan is to compete with other sports coupe in the market like the Nissan 370Z.

Chief engineer Testuo Tada already indicated that the tuned version will get more power and is keen on keeping the fun drive of the rear-wheel drive car. The GT 86 was designed to keep the powersliding spirit of the old AE86.

An additional 50 hp to the car’s 197 hp output will have it match the 326-hp Nissan but the GT 86’s light weight should keep it in the power-to-weight ratio of the 370Z.

Tada wants a supercharger stuck to the 2.0 flat four so as not to affect throttle response. The GT 86 has a sibling in the form of the Subaru model that features four-wheel drive.