Toyota GT86 TRD Revealed, Priced From £31,495

2013 Toyota GT86 TRD
The popular Toyota GT86 receives a visual lift from in-house tuning arm, TRD. It’s limited to 250 examples, and sadly there’s no additional power. Prices start from £31,495 for GT86 TRD manual and £32,995 for the automatic.

The GT86 TRD will be the first Toyota to be officially imported under the Toyota Racing Developments banner, and sold as part of the range. We suspect there will be more in the future as Toyota continues to raise the profile (in Europe) of TRD, and hopefully marketing it as its equivalent of BMW’s M-Sport division, or Mercedes-Benz’s AMG.GT86 is the first UK Toyota for which official TRD parts have been used. It will be available with a choice of two colours: Pearl White and GT86 Black.

The TRD trim adds 18-inch cast TF6 alloys, deep front and side skirts, a rear bumper spoiler and a fast-response quad-exhaust system with a rear diffuser. There is also a TRD branded radiator cap and fuel filler cover. Updates to the interior are very small and include TRD gear shift lever.

With no changes in engine power, the performance figures stay the same – 0-62mph takes 7.7 seconds, and maximum speed is 140mph for the manual six-speeder (and 8.4 seconds and 130mph for the automatic). There are slight changes in fuel consumption and emissions: 192g/km and 34.9mpg for the manual and 181g/km and 36.2mpg for the automatic (all figures official combined cycle).