Finally, after years and a plenty of name changes, the hachiroku revival – the Toyota GT 86 – has finally been priced and ready for sale. At least in the UK.

The rear-wheel drive car with limited slip differential will start at £24,995 – well above the £15,000 price tag  many were hoping the car to have. That’s around Php 1.68M.

Order books have already been opened in the UK though the final specifications have yet to be formalized by Toyota. What’s definite for now is that it will feature a 197-bhp 2.0L boxer engine with choices between a six-speed manual and automatic transmission. It’s layout promises to be a whole lot of fun for the powersliding addicts.

Top speed is 155 mph – around 250 kph – and a sprint time of 0 to 100 kph in 7.0 seconds. Not the speediest of small coupes but this thing wasn’t really built for straight line speeds but for fun around the corners. Can’t wait to see a Top Gear test.

No word yet if Toyota will be shipping some stocks here but given that we already have Priuses in Toyota showrooms. And with the price, people who will be able to afford it can definitely special order.

Update:  The car’s available in three variants: the basic 2.0L MT priced at Php 1,550,000 the AT version at Php 1,650,000, and the Aero variant that packs the body kit and leather seats sits at Php 1,875,000 according to Toyota Philippines.