The Americans are the latest market to get an eye-catching special edition of the popular sports car. An Australian introduction is still off the cards.
Toyota USA has announced the 86 Hakone Edition, a British Racing Green-coloured special that's based on a similar edition revealed for Japan in February.
Available as part of the 2020 model-year range in North America, the Hakone Edition is based on the US range's 'GT' specification, and is claimed to pay tribute to the iconic Hakone Turnpike in Japan – dubbed "one of the great driving roads in the world".
Key features include the eye-catching 'Hakone' green exterior paint, 17-inch 'twisted spoke' alloy wheels finished in bronze, and a black rear wing.
Inside, there's tan/black Alcantara seats, tan highlights throughout the cabin, an embroidered 86 logo on the passenger's side of the dashboard, and a model-specific boot carpet trim with embossed 86 logo.
Buyers of the Hakone Edition will also get a pair of tan-coloured key gloves, and a folio cover with embossed 86 logo and black stitching.
Power comes from the familiar 2.0-litre four-cylinder 'boxer' engine, marking 205hp (152kW) and 156lb-ft (212Nm) when paired with the six-speed manual – the six-speed auto gets a slightly less powerful 200hp (147kW) and 151lb-ft (205Nm) tune.
Since it's based on the GT variant, the Hakone Edition carries over kit like LED headlights, power door mirrors, chrome-tipped exhaust, LED fog-lights, multi-function steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, cruise control, and keyless entry with push-button start.
The 86 Hakone Edition goes on sale in the North American fall, with pricing to be confirmed closer to launch.
In February following the reveal of the Japanese-market British Green Limited version, Toyota Australia's manager for public affairs, Brodie Bott, said "The British Green Limited won’t be offered on the Toyota 86 in the Australian market".