Concept to Reality: Toyota Launches TRD Performance Parts for GT 86 Coupe

January 30, 2012
Toyota GT 86 Front Three Quarter
The automobile known as the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT 86 debuted to rave reviews, but for those who would like their forthcoming super coupes to be a bit flashier, there’s something else. Toyota has put a full slate of performance and design add-ons in its catalog to tempt the GT 86’s future customers.
There’s not much new to say about the parts--we’ve already seen the majority of them on the Toyota GT 86 TRD concept during the Tokyo Auto Salon two weeks ago--but Toyota’s Japanese parts catalog now has all of them listed and available for ordering.
On the design side, Toyota offers things like lower side skirts and a more aggressive lower front fascia, as well as forged 18-inch wheels with Michelin tires, a changed rear diffuser, and a lip spoiler. If you’d like to improve your car’s performance a bit, there’s a couple of other options, including an adjustable suspension kit (featuring 40-way adjustable dampers) and a big brake kit with six pistons up front and four out back. If you’d just like to sound racy, however, there’s what Toyota calls a “high-response muffler.”
Considering that these modifications come weeks after tuning house Greddy did its own Scion FR-S concept, it’s no secret that this is probably one of the tuner scene’s most hotly anticipated cars in a long, long time. While Toyota hasn’t announced if any of the TRD parts will be coming to the American markets yet, there’s still a bit of time for any or all of them to be announced before the car goes on sale some time mid-spring. We’ll stay tuned, of course…
Source: Toyota


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