Toyota recently launched the 86 GR Sport in Japan and it appears American consumers can also expect a sportier version of the coupe.
According to Cars Direct, the 2019 Toyota 86 will gain a new TRD Special Edition which features a host of performance upgrades. Nothing is official, but the publication says the car will be equipped with a TRD body kit and a three-piece rear spoiler. The model is also slated to ride on new 18-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 summer tires.
While the Toyota 86 is available in an assortment of different colors, the TRD Special Edition will come exclusively in Raven Black. Customers won’t get a choice in the matter but the car will have a tri-color TRD graphic that runs along the sides of the vehicle.
Interior changes will be more modest as the publication says the car will have a red and black cabin with TRD badging stitched onto the passenger’s side of the dashboard. Other highlights are rumored to include red seat belts and red contrast stitching.
On the performance front, the special will reportedly have Brembo brakes and SACHS dampers. The car is also slated to feature a TRD exhaust system, but it remains unclear if the change will boost the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine past its current rating of 205 hp (152 kW / 208 PS) and 156 lb-ft (211 Nm) of torque.
There’s no word on when the car will be unveiled, but the special edition will be a range-topping model that is offered exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission. Pricing will reportedly start at $32,420 which would be a significant jump from the 2018 86 GT that begins at $28,585.