Toyota to Celebrate Decade of Toyota 86 with GR86 10th Anniversary Edition

GR86 10th Anniversary Edition (pre-production overseas model shown)
GR86 10th Anniversary Edition (pre-production overseas model shown)

Toyota Australia is set to celebrate the 10th birthday of the fan-favourite 86 rear-drive sports coupe with the release of a special-edition GR86 10th Anniversary Edition.

With just 86 examples available for Australia, the first of the GR86 10th Anniversary Edition will arrive soon after the new-generation GR86 sports car is launched locally in September.

Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the new GR86 marked an exciting time for the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing brand.

"Ten years ago, we launched the original Toyota 86 in Australia, creating a following for those wanting a sports car that blends reliable performance and great value," Mr Hanley said.

"With the new generation GR86 just around the corner, what better way to commemorate a decade of our exciting coupe than with this special 10th Anniversary model."

The special-edition GR86 will be easily identified by a new orange exterior paint colour, which will be matched inside with a two-tone black and orange cabin theme.

The shoulder pads of the driver and passenger door trims will also be embossed with 10th Anniversary embroidery.

Toyota Australia can also announce that GAZOO Racing Club members will gain priority access for ordering the 10th Anniversary Edition. Members can register their interest to be kept up to date with information regarding the process.

The Toyota 86 revitalised the brand's performance credentials and set the scene for the introduction of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing brand with nearly 22,000 86s finding their way into the driveways of Australian motoring enthusiasts.

When the new-generation GR86 launches in September, it will bring a raft of dynamic improvements including a more powerful 2.4-litre engine, optimised handling characteristics and a driver-focused cockpit.

More details on the 10th Anniversary Edition will be revealed when the new GR86 launches in September.