2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition Unveiled With Brembo Brakes, Sporty Body Kit

Following a report earlier this month, Toyota has officially unveiled the 2019 86 TRD Special Edition.

Billed as an “ultimate performance” model, the car has been equipped with a number of new components including Brembo brakes and SACHS dampers which promise to “further sharpen” the 86’s steering and stability. The car also has exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels that are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 summer tires.

Besides the performance changes, the car has been outfitted with a TRD body kit which includes new bumpers, revised side skirts, a rear diffuser and a larger spoiler. The model will be available exclusively in Raven black and each will come with tri-color body stripes and a TRD exhaust system featuring brushed stainless steel tips.

 

 

The styling changes continue in the cabin as designers installed a two-tone steering wheel and matching sport seats with red and black upholstery. Other highlights include red contrast stitching, red seatbelts and suede-like accents. Lastly, there’s a TRD logo embroidered on the passenger side of the dashboard.

Like the standard model, the car has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine that produces up to 205 hp (152 kW / 207 PS) and 156 lb-ft (211 Nm) of torque.

Production will be limited to 1,418 units and pricing starts at $32,420.

Buyers will more modest budgets will once again be able to purchase the entry-level 86 and mid-grade 86 GT. Toyota declined to mention pricing for these models, but they will go on sale in August with a handful of new options including a Neptune paint job and a red / black interior on the 86 GT.

While the changes are modest this year, the 2019 86 comes equipped with LED lighting units and 17-inch alloy wheels. The base model also has sport seats, aluminum pedals, air conditioning and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

 

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  • Dude

    Those thicc exhaust tips are nice

  • Six_Tymes

    Production should not be limited to 1,418 units, make more and I will go buy one.

    • Doodz

      I’m sure you won’t find yourself in a bidding war for one of these slowass underpowered coupes…

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Like the standard model, the car has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine that produces up to 205 hp (152 kW / 207 PS) and 156 lb-ft (211 Nm) of torque.

    Oh no you din’t.

    • Mr. EP9

      Should we be surprised though?

  • Honda NSX-R

    I’d buy it…but used.

  • LOOKS LIKE THEY GLUED ON SOME MOLDED PLASTIC BITS.

  • Callanish

    Call it the ‘ultimate performance’ model without increasing horsepower or adding even one extra pound-ft of torque . Come on!

  • jaykit

    I believe this pencil has been sharpened enough unless we are adding power.

  • Mr. EP9

    You can’t call it the “Ultimate Performance model” if a Toyota Camry can outrun this thing.

    • Brent Morrison

      To add injury, the Camry is more affordable and fuel efficient.

  • LeStori

    Yawn… My family hatch back from 2013 comes with 177kw from a 1750 cc motor, does o-100 in under 7 seconds has Brembo brakes as standard and a top speed of 150 mph.

  • Brent Morrison

    And a base Toyota Camry will still be more practical, faster, affordable, and fuel efficient.

  • Infinite1

    Once again, another “limited edition” without any performance. Just let it die already

  • Mr. EP9

    Never.

  • panda-R

    Blah blah blah, you should put a turbo on it, and supercharger and then add NOS. Thats the point of this car. Raising the price with a more powerful engine noone will buy it, certainly not enthusiasts that want a well balanced car with a fast engine from the factory.

  • SteersUright

    Hard not to love such a dedicate sports coupe, despite the lack of any real love and support from Toyobaru.

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    Honestly I like it
    What’s wrong if anyone buy a charger and add it to the car
    86 was already built for modification not for stock power and there are a lot of Chargers and Turbos built for it
    It’s stability is amazing honestly 99% of those bashing 86 never tried it

  • KSegg

    LOL, this question has been asked since…..2012.

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