Toyota 86 Blends Sports Car Fundamentals with 21st Century Performance

The 2019 Toyota 86 2+2 rear-wheel drive coupe line will now include the limited production 86 TRD Special Edition. Two existing grades-the 86 and 86 GT-complete the 86 range, and offer a wide variety of standard amenities, including the choice of a six-speed automatic or manual transmission.

The 86 TRD Special Edition is the highest performance 86 version thanks to some essential new parts: SACHS dampers, 12.8-/12.4-inch front/rear Brembo brakes, and exclusive 18-by-7.5-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires, sized 215/40R18 85Y all around.

The SACHS dampers further sharpen the 86’s steering response and refine vehicle stability, according to Toyota. Extra-large four-piston front, two-piston rear Brembo brakes composedly cull speed at a moment’s notice, and enrich the 86’s well-balanced cornering prowess. Its Michelin Pilot Sport 4 summer tires turn up the grip factor, while aiding steering reactiveness and boosting tactility communicated through its small-diameter steering wheel.

Exclusively painted in Raven, and accented by a classic TRD tricolor graphic and TRD body kit (which includes front bumper, side sills, rear bumper/diffuser, and spoiler), the TRD Special Edition looks athletic too, according to Toyota. Also standard: a TRD exhaust with brushed stainless steel tips.

Opening the doors reveals a new red and black-trimmed telescoping steering wheel with red contrast stitching; red and black sport bucket seats with side bolsters; Granlux suede-like covering atop the instrument cluster; TRD logo embroidered on passenger side instrument panel; red contrast stitching throughout; and red seatbelts.

Production will be limited to only 1,418 units. 86 TRD Special Edition will have an MSRP of $32,420.

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