Toyota is set to release an upgraded version of its lightweight and driver-focused 86, with a limited run of 60 headed to Australia.
All painted In Solar Orange (as pictured), the limited edition 86s will feature better suspension and bigger brakes from Brembo.
If the intention was for these models to stand out, it’ll work. The bright orange track day underdogs also cop a lashing of metallic black to highlight accents, and a set of 17-inch anthracite grey alloys.
The limited 86's ventilated disk brakes are a step over the standard ones fitted to the top-model GTS.
Substantially beefier rotors are 326mm x 30mm with four-piston calipers at the front and are fitted with larger 75cm2 pads. The rear gets 316mm x 20mm rotors with two-piston calipers with 32cm2 pads.
The extra stopping power is coupled with specially tuned Sachs performance dampers, which Toyota says “adds to the lightweight sports car's renowned responsiveness and stability”.
Inside, the seats get leather accents, with Alcantara trim, plus all the bits and pieces you’d get with a GTS.
Throughout the interior, along the seats and across the dash and console, are orange stitched accents, providing contrast and a ‘racier’ feel to the car.
In terms of the engine, the car will have the same 2.0-litre boxer engine as the GT and GTS, putting out a modest (on paper) 152kW/212Nm. In the right hands, the otherwise featherweight engine becomes more than track-worthy.
The limited-edition performance package is priced at $41,490 - an increase of $4,550 with the premium paint.
How are you finding our new site design? Tell us in the comments below or send us your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The world's most thrilling performance car magazine. Delivered to your door each month.
The GR Yaris Rallye takes on its baby brother in this month’s MOTOR magazine
This month it’s Yaris v Yaris, Turbo v Taycan, a $200k super coupe triple-threat, and much more!
Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA, GTAm: Australian pricing revealed
Alfa Romeo’s 397kW street fighter to land in very limited numbers, with eye-watering price tags
For $15 million you could buy the ultimate car enthusiast’s house
This house comes with everything you could ever need, including a 50-car garage, on-site fuel pump and a proper dyno