TRD Toyota FT-86 kit revealed

November 3, 2011

More and more details of the highly anticipated Toyota FT-86 are coming through. Today, images of the TRD Toyota FT-86 have been revealed in a leaked parts catalogue.

The TRD Toyota FT-86 consists of a styling kit which dresses up the new sports coupe for a bit of personalisation. These images, first revealed by shows Toyota will be offering various accessories and upgrades for the new coupe.

At the front, the TRD Toyota FT-86 features a revised front bumper bar with a more aggressive and lower front lip. There’s also a number of darkened grey highlights around the central grille and the corner spotlight sections.

At the back, there’s matching grey highlights, such as a new chunkier rear diffuser surrounding a quad-outlet exhaust system. The boot lid also gets a fresh lip spoiler. Other features include HID headlights, side skirts, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

The TRD Toyota FT-86 won’t be all about cosmetics though, TRD will also offer a strut tower brace for increased front end rigidity, an adjustable suspension kit, six-piston Brembo brakes, and a sports quad-outlet exhaust system with Version R high-response mufflers.

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Under the bonnet will lie the normal 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, with direct injection, developing 147kW of power and 205Nm of torque. We can expect 0-100km/h times in around the seven-seconds range, partly thanks to the 1210kg weight.

Toyota Australia has confirmed the Toyota FT-86 will go on sale locally, with arrival set to take place in mid-2012. Pricing details are yet to be finalised, as well as confirmation on these TRD options.

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. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.