Toyota has given the 86 a number of design tweaks to further enhance its driving dynamics. The Japanese automaker integrates the 86 with improved aerodynamics, revamped cockpit, and new intake and exhaust systems.
In the 1980s, Toyota launched the Corolla Trueno – also known as the AE86 – which later starred in the hit Japanese car racing manga Initial D. Its appearance in the comic book further launched the vehicle into fame and gave it a cult following. To honor this, the Japanese brand re-imagined its “spiritual successor”, the GT86, in its famous livery and body kit to match its predecessor.
Toyota Australia has revealed a station wagon version of the 86 sports car dubbed as the 86 Shooting Brake concept. The prototype was conceived in Melbourne and hand-built in Japan under the direction of the global sports car division.
With the recent disbandment of Scion (Toyota’s marque), not all will be lost particularly its FR-S sports coupe. It will simply emerge as the Toyota 86 we all know locally and will mark its debut come the 2016 New York Auto Show.