Fans of the racer look have been given a treat this week, with the local launch of the Toyota 86 Blackline Edition.

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The 86 Blackline arrives as a limited-edition offering, with availability restricted to 250 in manual form and 200 with an automatic shifter.

Based on the top-shelf GTS trim grade, the Blackline is priced from $37,990 for the manual and $40,490 for the auto, marking a premium of $2000 over their regular counterparts.

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For the price, buyers will get a number a number of exterior and interior styling tweaks - but, as always with the 86, power from its 2.0-litre petrol engine remains unchanged at 147kW and 205Nm.

Styling tricks include a number of components sourced from TRD, including a front spoiler, side skirts, three-piece rear spoiler, rear lower bumper and fender garnishes.

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There’s also twin black stripes along the roof and bonnet - giving the special its name - and a “white liquid” paint finish is the only colour option on offer.

Inside, there’s a liberal application of red highlights to the seats, steering wheel, gear knob, brake lever and door grips.

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Available now, the 86 Blackline Edition arrives in celebration of the new 86 Racing Series, which launches in May.