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2017 Toyota 86 special edition

June 16, 2017 Comments (0) Motoring

Orange is the new black

IT’S known for its pure driving pleasure. An affordable sports coupe with a solid pedigree. We’ve even reviewed them multiple times, including the TRD Blackline edition, and more recently the brand new GT and GTS editions.

But just when you thought it was safe to choose the 86 you want, Toyota has created a super limited edition version, that not only adds a range of impressive dynamic improvements, but also gains a custom paint colour.

Just 60 of these exclusive cars are available in Australia, enhancing the appeal of the 86 for driving enthusiasts by fitting larger Brembo performance brakes for supreme stopping power and specially tuned Sachs performance dampers for enhanced stability.

The impressive dynamic enhancements are complemented by the high visual impact of unmissable Solar Orange paint – a blazing colour that achieves extra depth of tone.

The dramatic effect is heightened by a metallic black finish applied to the rear spoiler and door-mirror housings, while the exclusive exterior look is completed with a set of 10-spoke 17-inch anthracite-coloured alloy wheels.

In the cabin, the leather-accented front sports seats with perforated Alcantara trim feature contrast orange stitching, as do the steering wheel, gear shift, park brake and door trim. The suede-like Grandlux dashboard features an 86 logo embossed with orange stitch work.

The limited-edition 86 is powered by a 2.0-litre aluminium horizontally opposed direct-injection four-cylinder engine. Mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, its maximum output is 152kW, with 212Nm of torque.

Other features include key-less entry and ignition, dual-zone climate control, a 4.2-inch multi-information display, rear spoiler, privacy glass, satellite navigation and an upgraded multimedia system with a 6.1-inch display screen and Toyota Link2 connected mobility.

Based on the top-grade GTS manual, the 86 limited-edition performance package is priced at $41,490.

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