Hype: Toyota 860 Special Edition Adds Luxury To The GT86

Toyota is bringing some creature comforts to the GT86 in the form of a limited edition called the 860.  Though, I’m not sure how many people were looking for extra luxury in a hardcore sports car like the GT86 but hey, they did it anyway!

The 860 Edition starts off with exclusive “Super Nova” orange paint with black racing stripes.  The 860 can also be had in “Halo” white with the same black stripes.  There are some subtle aerodynamic mods as well as heated mirrors, 17 inch wheels, and LED fog lights.  That about wraps it up for all the exterior addtitons.

Inside the 860 is a black leather interior with orange stitching with heated front seats.  As per usual, there is also a plaque on the center console which signifies how special it is because limited edition things are cool.

Personally, I think the most significant edition to the 860 is a new 4.6 inch touch screen which displays track day-minded information like horsepower and torque curves, a stop watch, and a G-force meter.  All of those are tools that will really come in handy for those who love their weekends at the track.

As you may have guessed from the name, only 860 examples (per color) will be produced and expect the MSRP for both manual and automatic transmissions to start at $29k.  The 860 Special Edition is coming to dealerships this month so if you want one you should probabaly call  your local dealer ASAP!

For more pictures just click any of the thumbnails below and for more info check out the press release below as well.  Let us know what you think about the 860 Special Edition in the comments or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype.

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Press Release:

Torrance, Calif., March 13, 2017 – The 2017 Toyota 86 will turn more heads than ever with the new 860 Special Edition that adds stand-out styling, premium features and performance technology.

“The 86 is recognized by enthusiasts for its impressive driving performance and its value-oriented price tag,” said John Myers, Toyota national manager vehicle marketing and communications. “The 860 Special Edition will amplify these core elements with an added dose of premium styling mixed with performance technology.”

On the outside, the 860 Special Edition will command attention with its exclusive Supernova Orange paint that is contrasted by its black body stripes, rear spoiler, heated outside mirrors and 17-inch alloy wheels. Topping it off, the special edition gets LED fog lights and a unique aerodynamic underbody panel for added style and function. The special edition will also be available in Halo White, and only 860 units of each color will be made.

The interior features the perfect combination of luxury and performance with heated front seats in black leather with orange stitching. The same contrasting black and orange theme continues to the leather-trimmed steering wheel, shift boot and parking brake lever. Each 860 Special Edition features a unique center console placard that signifies its exclusivity.

Additional premium features include Smart key with push-button start and touch-activated door unlock, as well as dual-zone automatic climate control.

The 86 is all about driving performance, and the 860 comes with new performance technology that driving enthusiasts will appreciate. Each special edition will come with a 4.2-inch multi-information display that features a G-force meter and stop watch, and displays vital information such as horsepower and torque curves, engine coolant and oil temperatures and MPG.

The 2017 860 Special Edition will be available in dealerships later this March, and is available with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management® technology. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) will be $29,155 for the manual transmission and $29,875 for the automatic transmission, excluding the delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee of $885. The DPH fee for vehicles distributed by Southeast Toyota (SET) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) may vary.

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