Toyota launches limited 86 TRD

2013-02-11 10:35

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.


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..


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."

  • Blackpoison - 2013-02-11 10:52

    Why would anybody want their car to look like a TRD when it can't deliver the same performance. It's like sticking a ST logo on a model T Ford.

      mogo.naut - 2013-02-11 11:06

      Pfffft, you're clearly not familiar with the effect of added go-faster bits.. All those mods, be it a TRD badge, fuel cap or shift knob, will add about another 34.6 kw at the wheels! :D

      brak.jan - 2013-02-12 09:07

      @ mogo - True-true, I heard if you add GT racing stripes it adds another 10kw! LOL!

  • christoff.human - 2013-02-11 13:15

    Limited edition??? You can't even get hold of the standard one. A mate of mine cancelled his 86 order the other day because Toyota couldn't care less to even tell him when his car is expected in South Africa.

      Threetimeschampions - 2013-02-11 19:28

      Tell your mate to wait a few months for the new GTI, or wait till October for the golf R

      Quintin Smit - 2013-06-21 13:49

      You should have told your mate to go speak to Shane at Toyota in Tokai... he found me an 86 and delivered it to me within 2 weeks... been loving it ever since.

  • fredster.mania.5 - 2013-02-11 14:44

    Toyota Racing Development = branded radiator cap... are you janking my chain here...seriously!!!!

  • Threetimeschampions - 2013-02-11 19:27

    Toyota crap at its best, what is the use of a stupid tail happy car if it is slaughtered by a pokey polo GTI? Nee wat, for that bucks and some change you can buy a ST for R300 grand or a GTI for a little bit more and drive rings around this rubbish.

      ianmichaelcalder - 2013-02-12 22:36

      This is the thing about it, yes, its LOADS of fun to drive around a track if you can afford a new set of rears every weekend. Then you drive it home from the track, and you get smoked by a chick driving a Mini. She laughs a little at you at the next set of lights, and your gentlemen's sausage becomes a little bit shorter. Until Scoobie puts one of their STI engines in one of these, I'm really not that interested.

      Quintin Smit - 2013-06-21 13:53

      I sold my SLK 55 AMG to buy one of these... and my 86 is way more fun than the SLK. Speed isn't everything, unless you're one of those guys who feels the need to measure his tackle against every other guy on the road. Fun is not a straight line and this car is more fun than the GTI and the ST put together... but it's for real drivers, not boy racers who hope to impress their friends by running rings around other people in slower cars.

  • Antony.Z.Martinez - 2013-02-11 22:40

    0-100km/h in 8.4s and a top speed of 209km/h my hi-lux goes faster than that!!!

  • graeme.stockwell - 2013-02-12 06:52

    Wow its got a branded radiator cap fuel filler cover and new gear shift lever! me thinks this was developed in Brakpan

      Threetimeschampions - 2013-02-13 19:34

      Ha ha, it does look like a brakpan jalopie

  • jason.vandervorst - 2013-02-13 11:32

    I guess they'll need to change the name because when I see the words "Toyota Racing Developments" I expect to see a change in Engine output not a braided radiator cap? Am I missing something?

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