NEWS: Awesome Toyota GT86 TRD Unveiled
The much-anticipated Toyota GT86 from their official tuning arm, TRD (Toyota Racing Developments), is here – and looks stunning. See more images of the fine looking beast on our Facebook page.
It's the first official UK model grade to feature genuine TRD parts – including beautiful forged 18-inch alloys, front and side skirts, rear spoiler, fast-response quad exhaust and TRD-branded details. It will be available only in Pearl White and GT86 Black. Only 250 will be available in the UK when it goes on sale from 1 March, priced at £31,495 for GT 86 TRD manual, £32,995 for the automatic (OTR), so be quick if you want one!
Toyota say: "Since its launch last year, the Toyota GT86 has revitalised Toyota’s reputation for building cars that are all about the pure pleasure of driving. Now the hugely acclaimed sports coupe – shortlisted for both European and World Car of the Year awards – gains even more appeal with the introduction of the new GT86 TRD... one of the world’s most accomplished and successful after market engineering businesses.
"The focus is on sports styling, but not at the cost of GT86’s essential performance and handling character. The package includes 18-inch cast TF6 alloys, deep front and side skirts, a rear bumper spoiler and a fast-response quad-exhaust system with a rear diffuser to increase stability. The TRD touch also extended to a branded radiator cap and fuel filler cover, while inside the car there is a new TRD gear shift lever. These items are all in addition to GT86’s established equipment specification, which includes HID headlamps, front fog lamps, limited slip differential, Smart Entry and Start, dual-zone climate control, analogue dials and meters, drilled aluminium pedals, sports seats, scuff plates, cruise control and the Toyota Touch multimedia system."
Performance figures remain as standard at 7.7 seconds for 0-62mph and 140mph for the manual and 8.4 seconds and 130mph for the automatic. But there are slight changes in fuel consumption and emissions: 192g/km and 34.9mpg for the manual and 181g/km and 36.2mpg for the automatic (all figures official combined cycle).
Still no turbo unlike the GT4 race car also unveiled this week... but we're pretty sure that'll follow soon! Meanwhile, what a stunning GT86 TRD have created eh? Usual class act. GT86 just keeps on getting bigger and better for Toyota. Bravo.
We're also looking forward to seeing what STi can do with Subaru's BRZ... are you?