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.