Toyotaan exciting new sports car is almost here.
The Japanese brand is preparing to launch the next generation affordable sporty GR 86 car this year, which is the latest addition to Toyota’s growing lineup of premium cars.
Now Toyota has introduced a special version dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the revolutionary car.
Called the “GR 86 10th Anniversary Edition”, it will be based on the new sports car and will be produced in a limited edition of just 86 units.
Toyota says the special edition will arrive shortly after the regular GR 86, which is due in showrooms in September.
Sean Hanley, marketing director for Toyota Australia, says there’s no better way to celebrate a beloved coupe than with a special edition.
“Ten years ago, we launched the original Toyota 86 in Australia, winning a following among those who want a sports car that combines reliable performance with great value for money,” says Hanley.
The special edition adds a host of cosmetic touches such as a new orange paint job and a black and orange color scheme on the inside.
Seats and doors have 10th Anniversary embroidery.
Toyota has been tight-lipped about the details of the GR 86, but it shares its mechanical foundation with Subaru BRZ.
It is powered by a larger 2.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which in the BRZ produces 172kW and 250Nm. This is a big improvement over the 147kW and 205Nm produced in the original 86.
Toyota hasn’t revealed pricing either, but it’s expected to be similar to the $42,000 price tag for its Subaru twin.
While driving a prototype earlier this year the new GR 86 felt noticeably quicker than the previous version, but retained the old version’s sharp and weighted steering.
As with the original, the new version is good to drive thanks to its rear-wheel-drive layout, but benefits from upgraded tires that improve cornering grip.
Toyota will reveal full details about the new GR 86 and 10th Anniversary Edition closer to the car’s launch date.
Originally published as 2022 Toyota GR 86 10th Anniversary Edition unveiled