Toyota is still churning out special edition GT86s as though its life depends on it. This is the latest – a black & gold themed 86 called the ‘Black Limited’, of which it will sell precisely 86 cars in its native Japan.
Inspired by the Black Limited AE86 Sprinter Trueno of the late Eighties, the GT86 gets metallic black bodywork, gold 17-inch wheels and a little spoiler. Inside it’s all leather and Alcantara, with a smattering of Black Limited badges so you don’t forget what car it is you’re driving.
Mechanically there are a couple of changes – in the form of Brembo brakes with red-painted callipers (not gold? Weird) and Sachs dampers. Power comes from the same naturally aspirated 2.0-litre flat-four, delivering 205hp and 210Nm.
43 of the 86 cars will be fitted with the 6spd manual, while the others will the 6spd auto (200hp/205Nm).
STORY Tom Harrison