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

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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