Toyota Japan has whipped up a limited edition version of the 86, dubbed the Toyota 86 14R-60, that’s chock full of TRD components.
The new 14R-60 is inspired by the Toyota GT86 TRD Griffon Project that made its debut at last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
A raft of changes has been to the drivetrain, including a new air filter, twin central exhausts, a TRD mechanical LSD, new clutch and flywheel, a short-shifter, and revised gearing for the six-speed manual transmission. That said, the 14R-60’s engine still displaces two litres, churning out the same 147kW of power and 205Nm of torque as stock-standard 86 variants.
Compared with regular 86s, though, the 14R-60 should be more rigid thanks to extra body reinforcement, a V-brace across the rear bulkhead, a V-brace for the front suspension towers and the use of high-strength glass adhesive. The 14R-60 rides on a variable-height coil-over spring suspension system and features more rigid suspension bushings.
It’s easy to pick out the 14R-60 from run-of-the-mill 86 models, thanks to its aggressive front spoiler, rear diffuser, 18-inch magnesium wheels, large carbonfibre rear wing, wheel arch extensions, more prominent side sills, and carbonfibre roof.
Inside there’s seating for just two people. They are, however, treated to race-style bucket seats with four-point belts, an Alcantara-clad steering wheel, carbonfibre trim, and yellow piping and highlights.
Despite all these changes, the 14R-60 tips the scales at 1230kg or about 27kg less than the base 86 GT sold in Australia.
Just 100 examples of the 14R-60 will be produced and each will carry a hefty asking price. The Japan-only model is listed at 6.3 million yen ($67,400). That’s significantly more than 2.1 million yen ($22,000) required for the stripped out, black bumper RC model or the top-of-the-range GT Limited, which carries a list price of 3.1 million yen ($33,000).