We haven't stopped swooning over the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ twins and their corner-carving magic. For those overseas who enjoy the rear-drive coupe under the Toyota name as the GT86, things just got a little corner-carve-ier. This GT86 TRD is everyone's favorite rear-drive, boxer-engined Toyota, albeit fitted with a full selection of Toyota Racing Development parts.

The GT86 TRD gets a more aggressive air dam, side skirts, rear diffuser and a trunk lid spoiler. There are also stainless steel rear diffusers and buyers can choose from two different sets of 18-inch TRD aluminum wheels.

Inside the cabin, the driver is rewarded with a center console-mounted pushbutton start and new leather-wrapped shift knob, but things get more interesting under the skin. The TRD version features added stabilizers and an adjustable shock absorber and spring set. Other TRD kit includes front and rear monoblock brake calipers, upgraded brake lines and a high response muffler.

Of particular note is the TRD Door Stabilizer. It employs a spacer that automatically fills the strike gap in the door when closed, which Toyota says improves torsional rigidity. This feature is claimed to be an industry first, and we're curious to know if it provides a noticeable improvement in stiffness.

The GT86 TRD showcar is fully packed with all this gear, but it's also being used to promote the TRD performance line, which allows GT86 buyers to pick up any of these parts individually throughout Europe. Given the accessory-happy lineup currently over at Scion, it'll be interesting to see if the full catalog of TRD performance line parts makes its way into the FR-S brochure. For now, check out our photos of the more aggressive GT86.
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GT86 TRD Performance Line Accessories

GT86 fans can look forward to the premiere of TRD (Toyota Racing Development) performance line accessories designed specifically for the

GT86. All TRD parts will be available individually throughout Europe for the first time.

Aerodynamics-enhancing parts include front spoiler, side skirts, rear trunk spoiler, rear under spoiler as well as stainless steel rear diffusers. A choice of two TRD 18" aluminium wheels with stylish 10-spoke TF4 design is also available.

The GT86 interior can be equipped with a centre console-mounted push button start switch and a new gear knob clad in real leather.

Performance-enhancing parts for the GT86 include a full-length Ride Adjustment Shock Absorber and Spring Suspension Set, plus Front and Rear Stabiliser Set to optimise body roll.

Chassis performance may be further improved through a Member Brace Set, which minimises bodyshell movement.

An industry first, the TRD Door Stabiliser uses a spacer to automatically fill the gap in the door striker area. This improves the torsional rigidity of the bodyshell, steering response and suspension efficiency.

Braking efficiency may be enhanced through a front and rear Monoblock Brake Kit. Direct Brake Lines are also available separately to enhance the performance of a standard GT86 brake system.

A High Response Muffler with four exhausts gives the exhaust note a satisfying, racing note appropriate to the TRD pedigree.

The GT86 TRD Performance line accessories are the perfect way to enhance the sporty credentials of the GT86.

Key highlights
• European premiere of TRD Performance Line accessories for GT86
• Front, side and rear aerodynamic components to reduce lift and improve high speed stability
• Performance-enhancing chassis, suspension, brake, engine and exhaust components


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      pillowhead
      • 2 Years Ago
      While the car may not have been designed by a committee, it is now being poorly modified and marketed by one.
      Nick Allain
      • 2 Years Ago
      Less boasting, more boosting!
      Danny G
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've already seen that "Aero" kit on an FR-S here in south Florida, so it's available here... unless he overnighted the parts from Japan.
        wylin923
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Danny G
        he probably bought it off the many vendors who sell jdm parts, there's already many modified frs and brz here in socal, i've seen the kit too since i goto the local club FRS meets.
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Time for Turbocharging.
      RJ
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have a standard GT86 and I don't like the body kit or quad exhausts on this. I might think about the extra strut brace, door stabilizers, possible the lip spoiler and maybe the rims (which look MUCH better on a non-white 86). But that's what this car is for, so you can chop and change and make it your own. I want to track mine and am only interested in practical mods not looks (already gets enough looks as it is). Then when the warranty runs out I'll do some more serious performance mods (when the kits are tried and tested).
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Time for Turbocharging.
      MYUSUPRA
      • 2 Years Ago
      Make it heavier with no more power, GENIUS!
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Macvicar24
      • 2 Years Ago
      All show and no go! Thrilling! At least we look sporty, like a Corolla S.
      Radioactive Flea
      • 2 Years Ago
      Look, enough with these \"enhancements\" already. Just put a turbo on it.
      Neutral President
      • 2 Years Ago
      I see Toyota has not lost their predilection for stick-on "body kits". I thought they got over that when they made proper front and rear fascias for the Camry SE. Nothing screams "tightwad poser" like body kits held on with double-sided adhesive tape.
        James
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Neutral President
        Double-sided tape? I see exposed screws and washers in the wheel wells! Nothing says 'well designed' like exposed screws drilled through body panels.
        wylin923
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Neutral President
        but most factory aero accessories are either glued on by the port or dealer (german cars, especial bmw and betalink "adhesive"/ glue) or taped and screwed on by the dealer (honda/ toyota/ etc).
      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Everyone commenting about all show-no go treatment the GT86 was given. Let's be honest, it's TRD, is anyone really surprised?
        AE86
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        Then you must not know the history of TRD. Ignorance doesnt pay
          jonnybimmer
          • 2 Years Ago
          @AE86
          Don't kid yourself, this isn't from the same TRD that made the 2000/3000GT, let alone the producer of N2s. Part of the blame lies with the lack of sport cars from Toyota/Scion in recent years, but even though the GT86 is now out, it'll be a while before TRD gets out of selling a catalogue of dress-up/bolt on performance parts and gets back to the dominant force they used to be in the aftermarket scene. (all this excludes their work on trucks though where their product offerings are pretty decent).
          Jason Krumvieda
          • 2 Years Ago
          @AE86
          Seriously, I read Turd every time I see T-R-D. That is something that you can't unsee. I do not know the history of turd.
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