For the 2023 model year, the Toyota 86 receives a new Special Edition edition. The number of units produced will be limited to only 860.
The Special Edition is distinguished by model-exclusive Solar Shift orange paint, which is based on the 86 Premium trim level. A cat-back exhaust system and matte black 18-inch wheels are also included.
Under the hood, no alterations were made, therefore the Special Edition uses the same 2.4-liter boxer-4 engine as the other 86 versions. The engine generates 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, and it may be paired with either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The manual version claims a 0-60 mph time of 6.1 seconds and the automated version claims a time of 6.6 seconds.
The second generation of Toyota’s sports-car twin to the Subaru BRZ, the 86, arrived for the 2022 model year. To link the compact sports car with the Supra and other vehicles in Toyota’s Gazoo Racing performance portfolio, the “GR” prefix was applied to what was originally the 86 (and the Scion FR-S before that). With the advent of the GR Corolla in 2023, Toyota’s lineup in North America expands.
The 86 Special Edition will be available in addition to the base and Premium trim levels. In place of the wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the 2022 models, all 86 models will get wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in 2023. Every 86 purchase includes free one-year membership in the National Auto Sport Association (NASA), as well as one free NASA High-Performance Driving Event (HPDE).
The Toyota 86 2023 will be available in U.S. showrooms later this year. Pricing information will be released closer to the launch date.