Toyota has a new generation of 86 coming this year, and it’s also celebrating 10 years of its rear-wheel drive sports coupe with a special edition.
The Toyota GR86 10th Anniversary Edition will arrive locally in late 2022, limited to just 86 examples.
It’ll come after the core GR86 range arrives in Australia in September 2022, a whole eight months after the local launch of its twin under-the-skin, the Subaru BRZ.
This 10th Anniversary Edition model will be easily identifiable with a new orange exterior paint colour that’s matched with a two-tone black and orange interior.
Orange 10th Anniversary embroidery also features on the door trims.
It’s unclear at this stage if there are going to be any performance modifications for the special edition.
Toyota has said that Gazoo Racing Club members will be given priority access for ordering the 10th Anniversary edition, and that members can register their interest to be kept up-to-date with information regarding the process.
The Japanese automaker also says that more details about the GR86 10th Anniversary Edition will be revealed at the launch of the regular model in September.
It’s not clear what tactics Toyota Australia will use in regards to the GR86’s local pricing, and whether it might follow in the wheel tracks of the GR Yaris – which Toyota heavily discounted for early buyers to build hype, to huge success.
For context, the 2022 Subaru BRZ is priced from $38,990 before on-road costs for the entry-level manual, and extends to $43,990 before on-road costs for the S automatic.
The 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder boxer engine has been replaced with a larger, more powerful 2.4-litre mill.
It’s still doesn’t have a turbocharger, and is still horizontally-opposed in Subaru tradition.
Claimed outputs are 173kW of power and 250Nm of torque, with a claimed 0-100km/h sprint time of 6.3 seconds. Outputs are up 21kW and 38Nm on its predecessor, and Toyota says it has addressed the torque dip that plagued the first-generation car.
Under the skin, Toyota says torsional rigidity has been boosted by 50 per cent, and the centre of gravity has been lowered thanks largely to the aluminium roof and front quarter panels.
Inside, the GR86 shares its bones with the Subaru BRZ. There’s a more prominent screen in the dashboard and a new instrument binnacle, along with new switches from the Subaru parts bin.
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