It looks good in British racing green, too.
The Toyota 86 is a limited model in its own right, by its virtue as a rear-wheel drive coupe aimed at enthusiasts. In most places, its a rare sight on the roads, but now Toyota has introduced an even more limited 86 Hakone Edition. The name pays tribute to an iconic driving road — the Hakone Turnpike — two hours southwest of Tokyo.
Apart from the British racing green paint scheme, which Toyota calls Hakone Green, the 86 Hakone Edition has a few other special touches. It has bespoke 17-inch twisted spoke bronze wheels, as well as a black spoiler. On the inside, Toyota included tan and black Alcantara seats and tan trim with black stitching. The embossed “86” logo adorns the trunk carpet as well as the floor mats. Finally, buyers will get a pair of tan key gloves and folio cover, just to make it feel a bit more classy.
Under the hood, the 86 Hakone Edition is based off the standard GT trim. You still get a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated boxer engine with 205 horsepower and 156 lb-ft. That’s if you get the manual transmission — opt for the six-speed automatic, and those figures drop to 200 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque.
Toyota offers the same standard equipment as the 86 GT. That includes LED headlights and fog laps, chrome-tipped dual-exhaust, heated seats, dual-zone climate control, push button start and an anti-theft system.
The Toyota 86 Hakone Edition will go on sale this fall as a 2020 model. There is reportedly a new 86 coming sometime soon, so stay tuned for more updates!