Toyota 86 Limited Edition gains chassis and interior tweaks

Toyota has expanded the pure driving pleasure of its popular 86 coupe with a limited-edition model that adds an improved dynamic edge and a striking new paint colour.

Just 60 examples of the special edition model are available in Australia, enhancing the appeal of the 86 to driving enthusiasts by fitting larger Brembo performance brakes for stronger stopping power and specially tuned Sachs performance dampers for enhanced handling.

The sharpened dynamics are complemented by the new Solar Orange exterior paint work and a metallic black finish applied to the rear spoiler and door-mirror housings. Completing the 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.

Based on the top-grade GTS manual variant, the 86 limited-edition performance package is priced at $41,490 – an increase of $4,550 with the premium paint.

The limited-edition 86 carries across the same 2.0-litre boxer direct-injection four-cylinder engine from the standard models. Mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, the engine produces 152kW at 7,000rpm with 212Nm of torque from 6400 to 6800rpm.

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