With a host of performance upgrades specified by the engineers at Toyota Racing Development (TRD), the all-new TRD Special Edition creates an intuitive connection between machine and driver. Featuring top-shelf brake and suspension upgrades, a high-performance dual exhaust and more, these components are designed to work in harmony with one another to help 86 perform on the track while turning heads on the streets.
The TRD Special Edition’s race-inspired Brembo brakes and upgraded sport suspension add a noticeable performance edge. 4-piston front/2-piston rear brake calipers in bright red, coupled with large 12.8-in. front and 12.4-in. rear rotors provide exceptional stopping power, while SACHS performance dampers deliver pavement-gripping performance without adding excess weight.
This dual cat-back performance exhaust system features a wide-diameter, double-walled exhaust tip, and is constructed of 304 stainless steel to deliver a more resounding engine note. A polished, slant-cut tip with rolled edge and stamped TRD logo delivers a look that’s as aggressive as it sounds.
Outside, Raven Black paint with TRD decals, a pronounced aerodynamic lower body kit and special 18-in. machined alloy wheels give 86 TRD Special Edition a menacing look. Step inside, and you’ll find equally aggressive red interior accents, including red seatbelts, red trim details and red stitching.
The 86 GT elevates this sports car from track warrior to grand touring machine. Amenities exclusive to the GT include heated sport front seats with leather-trimmed side bolsters, silver contrast stitching and dual zone climate control, along with unique aerodynamic components that are as functional as they are stylish.
The 86 GT takes the driver-centric cabin to a whole new level. Silver contrast stitching accents the leather-trimmed bolsters of the heated sport front seats, steering wheel, shift boot and door cards. A unique instrument panel featuring toggle-style switches and Push Button Start further speaks to this car’s performance pedigree.
The 86 GT comes equipped with a standard rear wing that expertly blends function and style. Additionally, unique end plates have been designed to capture less turbulent air. Together with the underbody aerodynamic panel, this wing allows for optimal aerodynamic performance, helping the 86 achieve a drag coefficient of just 0.27.
86 comes with a close-ratio 6-speed transmission for breathtaking acceleration and impressive fuel economy. The sequential automatic transmission features a manual shift mode, letting you select the gear you want via the gear-select lever or steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. For those who prefer three pedals, the manual transmission gives short, precise throws for a driving experience like no other.
The rear differential in manual transmission-equipped models incorporates a set of gears with a 4.30:1 ratio. Designed for heightened response, this rear diff helps improve low-end acceleration. This gearing also helps keep 86 in its performance “sweet spot” while in the twisty stuff, making it easier to accelerate out of corners.
Designed for track days, 86’s unique Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) sport tuning allows the driver to shut off all stability assists. When on a racetrack, this Full-Off Mode prevents the VSC from kicking in, putting the driver in full control. This helps expert drivers push the envelope of 86 and extract every last drop of performance.
The automatic transmission-equipped 86 comes standard with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Just a simple pull of the lever allows the driver to quickly change gears while keeping both hands on the wheel. This automatic transmission is intelligent, too—it will automatically rev-match when downshifting, giving you buttery-smooth gear changes.
A global icon, the AE86 Hachi Roku Corolla helped cement Toyota’s racing cred. With its light body, Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) chassis and nimble handling, the AE86 was a force to be reckoned with on the track and the streets. It inspired generations of enthusiasts and the car remains a legend to this day. Toyota took this AE86 DNA and gave it a modern twist to create our purest sports car yet—the 2018 Toyota 86. It’s everything a sports car should be, backed by Toyota’s proven technology. And it’s how we carry the 86 legend forward to the next generation. Let’s fire it up.
Born on the track. Bred for the streets. 86 features multi-link rear suspension, plus front and rear stabilizer bars. These work together to help sharpen turns and enhance grip over uneven surfaces, enabling you to carve those corners with surgical precision. And when the drive calls for calmer inputs, like when cruising in the city, this suspension is supple enough to let everyone ride in total comfort.
The body of 86 was engineered to be as light and strong as possible, helping boost efficiency and overall performance. What’s more, this unit-body design also puts the engine low to the ground, helping optimize the center of gravity for a truly balanced driving experience.
Intelligent use of high-strength materials, reinforcement of key chassis areas and additional strategically placed spot welds help enhance the body strength of 86. And with this strength comes improved body rigidity, which helps reduce unwanted noise, harshness and vibration. Better yet, this strength also works as a performance enhancer, giving 86 exceptional acceleration, braking and handling capabilities.
When on a racetrack, holding the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) button for one second engages Track Mode, which helps you push the limits of performance. When in Track Mode, the system allows you to approach the handling limits of 86 before the VSC kicks in, after which the system helps to gently nudge you back on your desired driving line.
Long hood. Short rear deck. The classic sports car profile. 86 brings this design to the modern era with each surface sculpted to help give this ride a wind-cheating drag coefficient of just .29 Cd. And best of all, this aggressive style helps optimize overall performance, too. The large chin spoiler and integrated canards help keep the front end planted firmly to the ground for sharpened turn-in and response. The rear diffuser improves airflow and reduces turbulent air exiting from under the car, adding function to its street-ready attitude.
Brighter light. More efficiency. Striking design. A full complement of LED lighting accentuates the cutting-edge style of 86. Up front, LED lighting is used for the high- and low-beam headlights, integrated Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and turn signal indicators, helping to ensure this sports car won’t be ignored. In the rear, LED lighting is used for the taillights, brake lights and rear turn signal indicators, further taking 86 to a new level of cool. Now “show ‘em your taillights” can take on a whole new meaning.
Available LED fog lights seamlessly integrate into the sculpted front bumper of 86. Designed exclusively for 86, these fog lights fit inside the aerodynamic canards, ensuring a perfect fit. Not only do these help provide more light when the weather gets foul, they take the sporty look of 86 to a whole new level.
This suede-like material shows off the sophisticated side of 86. Granlux trim accents covers key touch-points on the door panels, upper-seat bolsters and dash. Adding an extra bit of style is an embossed “86” logo above the passenger-side glove box.
86 features an ergonomic, leather-wrapped steering wheel that feels great in your hands and, thanks to the smaller diameter and quick-ratio steering, feels amazing in the corners. And that’s not all—with integrated audio controls, you get easier access to your music, helping you stay in control of it all.
Deeply bolstered front seats bring comfort to those long drives, and they hold you in place when the roads get twisty. Granlux trim on the upper side bolsters provide extra grip and an added sense of luxury. And accent silver contrast stitching further enhances the premium feel of 86.
A standard folding rear seat lets you bring your friends, or your gear, along for the ride. With 6.9 cubic feet of space in the trunk, you can fit those gotta-have items you need for a weekend getaway. Folding the rear seat down increases total cargo area, giving you enough space to carry an extra set of wheels and tires for those race-day excursions.
Every 86 comes standard with Hill Start Assist Control (HAC). This convenient technology helps to keep the vehicle from rolling backward when switching from brake to accelerator on an incline.
SST helps reduce engine power when both the brake and gas pedals are pressed at the same time under certain conditions. The feature doesn't engage if the brake pedal is depressed before the accelerator pedal, allowing time for the driver to move from brake to acceleration. And for those track days, that also means that you can still heel-toe in the manual transmission-equipped 86 without any problems.
86 comes standard with the Star Safety System, a suite of six advanced safety features that includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST).
Six airbags come standard on every 86, including a driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, front seat-mounted side airbags, and side curtain airbags.