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Toyota GT 86 updated with suspension & interior tweaks

April 11, 2014

Toyota Japan has announced some updates for the popular Toyota GT 86 sports coupe, including revised suspension and chassis stiffening, and some interior tweaks.

2015 Toyota GT 86 update-new colours

You may remember earlier this year we test drove and reviewed a unique 86 prototype developed by chief engineer Tetsuya Tada. Well, it looks like Toyota is now administering some of the components featured on the prototype to the updated regular model.

There’s a set of 18-inch BBS forged alloy wheels with black inner spokes (just like the prototype), a new shark-fin antenna on the roof, while underneath is a set of Sachs dampers and some thicker mounting bolts. A range of new exterior colours have also been added.

2015 Toyota GT 86 update-18in BBS forged wheels

Inside, the 86 update, at least for the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM), comes in a flashier black and red interior option. Carbon-fibre-look plastic is used for parts of the dash, and some new hardware has been installed for the sat-nav system.

2015 Toyota GT 86 update-interior

The update will go on sale in Japan in June. It’s expected to make an international release by the end of the year.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.