A ‘limited-edition performance package’ of Toyota’s 86 sports coupe has been announced - with styling, braking and suspension upgrades – and limited to just 60 units for Australia.
Based on the top-grade GTS manual variant, Toyota claims they’ve enhanced this model’s appeal by fitting larger Brembo performance brake calipers and larger ventilated brake discs for enhanced stopping power, specially-tuned Sachs performance dampers for improved dynamic stability, custom paint and interior modifications.
Toyota Australia's executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb said the performance package is ideally suited to the car's balanced chassis, low centre of gravity and its front-engine/rear-wheel-drive configuration.
"Whether driven on the open road or on the track, the combination of beefier brakes and uprated suspension involving two renowned performance brands is designed to further distinguish Toyota's lightweight coupe as an authentic driver's car," Cramb said.
Substantially beefier rotors are 326mm x 30mm with four-piston calipers at the front (GTS: 294mm x 24mm) and are fitted with larger 75cm2 (54cm2) pads. The rear benefits from 316mm x 20mm rotors with two-piston calipers (GTS: 290mm x 18mm) with 32 cm2 (30 cm2) pads.
Fitment of Sachs dampers adds to the lightweight sports car's responsiveness and stability.
All 60 units are identified by high-impact Solar Orange paint, contrasted by a metallic black finish to the rear spoiler and door-mirror housings. Completing the exclusive exterior look is a set of 10-spoke 17-inch anthracite-coloured alloy wheels.
In the cabin, the leather-accented front sports seats with perforated Alcantara trim feature contrast orange stitching, as do the steering wheel, gear shift, park brake and door trim. The suede-like Grandlux dashboard features an ‘86’ logo embossed with orange stitchwork.
The limited-edition 86’s powerplant is unchanged - a 2.0-litre aluminium horizontally opposed direct-injection four-cylinder, petrol engine, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Maximum output is 152kW at 7,000rpm with 212Nm of torque from 6400 to 6800rpm.
Other features include keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone climate control, a 4.2-inch multi-information display, rear spoiler, privacy glass, satellite navigation*1 and an upgraded multimedia system with a 6.1-inch display screen and Toyota Link*2 connected mobility.
The 86 limited-edition performance package is priced at $41,490 - an increase of $4,550, including the premium paint.
See your Toyota dealer for further details.
*1 Current navigation mapping database encompasses major capital and primary national road networks and offers some coverage in regional areas
*2 Toyota Link services rely on data from the driver's compatible mobile phone and information provided by third parties. Availability is dependent on a number of factors, including the availability of third party information, mobile service, sufficient mobile data allowance and GPS satellite signal reception. Mobile usage is at the user's cost. Toyota Australia reserves the right to add, remove or modify applications. Compatibility with smartphones will vary according to model and operating system.