Drivers in the U.K. can now buy a version of the Toyota GT86 — known here as the Scion FR-S — equipped with upgrade parts from Toyota Racing Development. The GT86 TRD will be limited to just 250 copies, and goes on sale at the beginning of March.
Despite TRD’s involvement, this particular Toyota GT86 does not receive any power increases, and Toyota says that acceleration times are identical to a standard car. Instead the upgrades focus on visuals: a new front lip, new side skirts, 18-inch wheels, a revised rear fascia, and a new quad-tip exhaust system. Other dress-up parts comprise a TRD shifter, radiator cap, and fuel-filler cap.
Toyota previously claimed the U.K.-only GT86 TRD would have ten extra horsepower compared to the stock car, but those plans appear to have been canceled.
The TRD edition will be offered only in GT86 Black or the Pearl White paint shown in these photos, with either automatic or manual transmissions on offer. The GT86 TRD starts at £31,495 with a manual and £32,995 with an automatic transmission, increases of £6500 over the standard car.
While this TRD-fettled Toyota GT86 is just a limited-run halo model, the Japanese car company is working on a new variant of its rear-drive sports coupe. Toyota announced it will bring a convertible concept to the Geneva Motor Show in March, and claims that it its currently testing open-top GT86 prototypes.