Toyota TRD GT86 Special Edition is announced

…for UK. Sadly, not for US.

By Carscoop

Following the UK debut of the TRD GT86 at last month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, we now have new photos and additional information on what is being described by Toyota as the “ultimate road going evolution” of the brand’s rear wheel drive sports coupe.

First unveiled in Japan at the Tokyo Auto Salon early in 2012, the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) GT86 is scheduled to go on sale in Britain as special edition model in the beginning of January 2013.

The exterior modifications of the car include a lower front spoiler, complete with aerodynamic ‘fins’ ahead of the front wheels, wider side skirts, a venturi style under spoiler and a larger boot lid wing.

There’s also TRD badged oil filler cap while the car rides on new 18-inch forged alloy wheels finished in black and shod in Michelin performance tyres.

Inside, the TRD treatment brings new sports “bucket” seats, additional instrumentation including the Sports Meter Link System comprising water temperature, and oil temperature and pressure gauges, plus a red push button start switch, and a TRD badged gearshift knob.

The GT86’s car’s engine remains stock, but TRD has made modifications to the chassis with a new adjustable suspension system and thicker anti-roll bars front and rear, and a more powerful mono block brake kit larger calipers and 355mm front and 345mm rear grooved and vented rotors.

A new exhaust system with quad tailpipes that Toyota says improves engine response and sound completes the package.


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