Wald International Gets More Dramatic with New Toyota 86 / Scion FR-S Tune

As one of the hottest commodities in the affordable rear-wheel drive sports coupe segment, it’s only to be expected that most aftermarket brands will develop not one, but many styling kits for the Toyota 86 and its siblings, the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ. Earlier this year, Japanese tuner Wald International released its first take on the JDM Toyota 86 with an assortment of aero parts including a front half spoiler, side skirts, a duck tail-like boot lid spoiler, and two-tone alloy wheels. Now, just a few weeks ahead of the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon in January, Wald has presented a more aggressively styled aero package that borrows the front half spoiler and side skirts adding new parts for the rest of the car. These include a new hood with prominent air scoops, the design of which reminds us of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren’s bonnet air outlets, rear fender extensions, a rear diffuser with quad tailpipes, a wide rear wing and deep-dish, five spoke alloy wheels housed in low-profile performance tires. In Japan, the front half spoiler, side skirts and rear skirt can be had for 231,000 Yen (approx. US$2,760 or €2,095 at today’s exchange rates), with pricing for the rest of the parts to be announced next year.