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2013-02-11 10:35

TRD TREATMENT FOR TOYOTA's 86: Fans of the Toyota's sports coupe will have to act fast as the Japanese automaker plans to build only 250 versions of its 86 TRD.

LONDON, England -  Since its launch in 2012, the Toyota 86 has revitalised Toyota’s reputation for building cars that are all about driving pleasure.

In 2013, the sports coupe becomes even more desirable as the automaker turns to its performance division for a special edition model - the new 86 TRD.

TRD STYLE KIT

Toyota Racing Development adds unique styling and tweaks to the standard 86 in a limited run of only 250 models.

The focus is on sports styling with TRD adding 18" alloys, front and side skirts, a spoiler and a fast-response quad-exhaust system with diffuser to increase stability.

The TRD touches include a branded radiator cap and fuel filler cover, while inside the car there is a new TRD gear shift lever.

These items are all in addition to 86’s standard specification.

Acceleration and maximum speed are unchanged at 0-100km/h in 7.7 seconds and 225km/h for the manual. In auto guise the model reaches 0-100km/h in 8.4s and a top speed of 209km/h.

There are minor changes in fuel consumption and emissions - 6.7 litres/100km and 192g/km for the manual and  6.6 litres/100km and 181g/km for the auto..

UPGRADE YOUR 86 IN SA

Unfortunately for local fans, the 86 TRD won't arrive on our shores but Toyota says that local customers can customise their  86 models with TRD kits available in SA.

Leo Kok, senior manager of corporate communications for Toyota SA,  said: "The 86 TRD will not be sold in SA but customers can outfit their 86 models at Toyota dealerships. The side skirts, exhaust and all the visual elements featured on the 86 TRD in the UK can be purchased in South Africa."




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