TRD Toyota GT 86 upgrade package revealed

December 20, 2011

A TRD Toyota GT 86 upgrade kit has been revealed online. It features uprated wheels and brakes, a new bodykit, and tuned suspension over the normal GT 86 variant.

Specific details on this car are a little scarce at this early stage, we don’t know if it’s a designated TRD Toyota GT 86 model or just a prototype previewing some factory tune-up options that will become available in certain markets.

What we can see though, thanks to this image first posted up on 7Tune, is a set of larger brake discs clamped by racy red calipers front and rear. We can also see the TRD package includes a performance suspension system lowering the GT 86 over a set of dark TRD alloy wheels.

On the outside, the body receives a neat rear spoiler which extends from the natural contours of the GT 86 design, some side skirts, and by the looks of it a matching front spoiler extension giving it a more aggressive face.

As a previous report indicated, Toyota is rumoured to be working on a Toyota GT 86 supercharged version, this model may or may not feature such a setup. If it does, we can expect power levels to be taken from the standard 147kW, from the naturally aspirated 2.0-litre boxer engine, out to around 187kW with a supercharger.

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It is too early to know for sure however, so we’ll have to keep you updated. All is expected to be revealed at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon which starts January 13.

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.