Toyota has made a new special edition version of the 86 sports coupe decked out entirely in British racing green.
And it’s only available in Japan, sadly.
We love the Toyota 86. There’s nothing better than a car that understands that power isn’t everything, and being able to take a corner at speeds that would send a big muscle car into a ditch can be just as much fun as straight-line acceleration.
For a little while we were worried that the arrival of the 2020 Supra would spell the end of the little 86, but thankfully our fears were unfounded. A Toyota spokesperson confirmed that the 86 would live on for at least one more generation and sit below the BMW Z4--er, we mean the Toyota Supra as its little entry-level-sports-car brother.
However, before we get a second production version of the Toyota 86, the Japanese carmaker is going to inundate us with special edition versions to keep us as excited for the little sports car as ever. Starting with the very green and very British “Toyota 86 British Green Limited.”
Although it’s not all that British since they’re only selling it in Japan.
The hallmark of the Toyota 86 British Green Limited is, of course, the exterior paint job. Which is British Racing Green, in case you were wondering. Along with the green paint is a set of 17-inch aluminum wheels painted bronze and a set of Brembo brake calipers painted red.
On the inside, the 86 gets a two-tone black-and-tan leather interior with black Alcantara headliner and door panels. Contrasting black-and-tan stitching covers the dashboard, shifter, and parking brake, while the infotainment screen has been replaced by a plastic panel, for some reason.
The speakers are still there, so we have no idea where the infotainment touchscreen went.
Japanese customers can pick the British Green Limited 86 up from now until May 31st for the cost of a well-equipped version of the car--roughly $30,000 or so. As much we wish otherwise, it will not come to America. We'll just have to content ourselves with the regular GT86.