Toyota 86 GR Sport brings performance upgrades except more power


It’s the entry-level model of the GR Performance line announced last year in Japan

Toyota is spicing up the 86 sports car with a new GR Sport model for Japan that brings styling and equipment updates.

The GR Performance line offers three trim levels (GR Sport, GR, and GRMN), which makes the 86 GR Sport the most toned down of them.


You’ll recognize the Toyota 86 GR Sport thanks to a new front spoiler and a special front bumper side fin, Brembo brakes, and black-painted 17-inch aluminum rims. The choice of colors is restricted to Crystal White Pearl, Crystal Black Silica, and Pure Red.


Inside, the 86 GR Sport gains a smaller diameter, three-spoke steering wheel wrapped in leather, as well as a GR instrument panel including a sporty tachometer with a white background and GR logo.


Buyers can pay extra for some “GR Parts” that can further transform the Toyota 86 GR Sport. The upgrades include a GR rear spoiler, GR start switch, and the T-Connect Navi interface that can record laps in combination with the Toyota Gazoo Racing Recorder.


Sadly, there don’t seem to be any performance upgrades on the Toyota 86 GR Sport, which features the same naturally aspirated 2.0-liter boxer engine rated at 207 metric horsepower (204 bhp) at 7,000 rpm and 212 Nm (156 lb-ft) of torque at 6,400-6,800 rpm. There are two transmission options on the table: a standard six-speed manual and an optional six-speed automatic.


Prices for the Toyota 86 GR Sport start at 3,780,000 yen, which is the equivalent of around $34,100 at the current exchange rates.

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