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Old Yesterday, 09:51 AM   #1
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Japan-exclusive Toyota 86 Solar Orange Limited Edition has new brakes, shocks and fiery orange shade

In Japan, Toyota stays in the limelight by always cooking up something new for its famous 86 sports car. A colour orange Toyota 86 performance edition is one that’s hard to miss. Apart from the vibrant “Creamsicle” shade of orange, the 86 Solar Orange Edition features Toyota’s High Performance package. This includes Sachs’ Shock Absorbers and Brembo’s high performance brakes with red calipers. The coupe also comes with 17-inch thin spoke wheels and limited edition black mirror casings to complete the fiery look.

Toyota has equipped the 86 Solar Orange cabin with a blend of Alcantara fabric and leather for the upholstery. There are also intricate interior design and orange stitchings all over the dashboard, door cards, gear shifts, handbrake, steering wheel and heated bucket seats to complement the exterior colour motif of the coupe.

The 86 Solar Orange Edition’s Performance Package will be out on sale on the 7th of February 2017. The Automatic comes with a price of $31,360 or equivalent to 3,461,400 Yen while the 6-speed manual is priced at $30,660 or 3,394,440 Yen inclusive of tax.

Meanwhile, the Creamsicle exclusive paint job will cost around $30,000 (3,318,840 Yen) for the Automatic and $29,400 (3,251,880 Yen) for the manual. What’s more, the paint package also comes with supplementary accessories to match the exciting colour of the two-door sports coupe.

The special edition 86 model will only be sold exclusively in Japan within 31st of January until 10th of March starting next year. A special offer for the High Performance package on both variants costs an additional $2,200 (or 243,000 Yen). The rear wing and underbody cover are each sold separately.

If not only for the additional dampers, brakes and alloy wheels, the limited edition Solar Orange 86 basically features the same performance upgrades found in the Subaru BRZ US version. In fact, the Subaru BRZ GT marketed in Japan also has the same type of performance package. Since the new Toyota 86 is based on the GT model, it very much explains the whole cost of the limited edition set-up.

Surely, Toyota wouldn’t let the 86 coupe to be left out just like that after what they did with the Subaru. And so this is why they are building up the 86 with this special deal. If ever that’s the case, we think they did a pretty awesome job. Adding the Brembo brakes and Sachs dampers on the line will significantly improve its handling and braking performance. Not to mention, the refreshing orange that only makes it more exciting.
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People are complaining about how slow the 86 is, but compliment the chassis handling and braking, what should we do to improve sales?
I got it, bigger brakes, revised dampers, heavier interior & bright paint; that will surely slake their speed lust.

There is one massive issue with this car - the NA lump under the hood, that has been an issue since day one; I'm sure they will make a CUV variant before they address that issue.
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It may need power but its still a great car. I am not finding the new look too appealing though, the BRZ definitely takes the crown in the looks department for 2017.

I still wish Toyota put their own engine in the car...the 8AR-FTS would make things more interesting now that its around. I never did mind the badge engineering job on these cars, just thought unique drive trains would have made each car more representative of its division.
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People are complaining about how slow the 86 is, but compliment the chassis handling and braking, what should we do to improve sales?
I got it, bigger brakes, revised dampers, heavier interior & bright paint; that will surely slake their speed lust.

There is one massive issue with this car - the NA lump under the hood, that has been an issue since day one; I'm sure they will make a CUV variant before they address that issue.
Make room for WRX DIT, sales dramatically increase! I swear it's rocket science! Nobody is going to care if it now needs a hood scoop.
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It may need power but its still a great car. I am not finding the new look too appealing though, the BRZ definitely takes the crown in the looks department for 2017.

I still wish Toyota put their own engine in the car...the 8AR-FTS would make things more interesting now that its around. I never did mind the badge engineering job on these cars, just thought unique drive trains would have made each car more representative of its division.
I'm not knocking it's handling prowess, that has been the miata game for a long time; now if they dumped a Toyota mill in it, especially the 8AR-FTS it would be a much better car, and worthy of consideration, but it's basically a hardtop miata that you can cram two-half people into the back of (but not a full sized person). FR 8AR-FTS +6mt and a Toyota badge; bam, done; price it similarly to an eco-boost 4 mustang and it's attractive competition, problem being the base model 86 costs more than an eco-boost 4 mustang.
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At least it's not Aston Martin "Brown".
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Not really a fan of orange cars, with the lone exception being McLaren's Volcano Orange!
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Not really a fan of orange cars, with the lone exception being McLaren's Volcano Orange!
I said the same when I saw one on track. Good lord it all made sense in that color and in that environment. Fire Orange Bimmer looks okay, too.
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I said the same when I saw one on track. Good lord it all made sense in that color and in that environment. Fire Orange Bimmer looks okay, too.
I'm seriously considering a 570s in Volcano orange. I've typically always gone for black, but damn if it isn't a sexy color!
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It definitely gets noticed. By whom is typically why black or gray is favored.
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I see Toyota and Subaru are going full-on Mustang with these cars.

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It definitely gets noticed. By whom is typically why black or gray is favored.
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I'm not knocking it's handling prowess, that has been the miata game for a long time; now if they dumped a Toyota mill in it, especially the 8AR-FTS it would be a much better car, and worthy of consideration, but it's basically a hardtop miata that you can cram two-half people into the back of (but not a full sized person). FR 8AR-FTS +6mt and a Toyota badge; bam, done; price it similarly to an eco-boost 4 mustang and it's attractive competition, problem being the base model 86 costs more than an eco-boost 4 mustang.

Toyota approached Subaru about this because they wanted the boxer engine and it's low CoG. It's amazing the amount of misunderstanding of what this cars purpose is. And I disagree with your passenger assessment. I've been on numerous rides in the back seat. Not comfortable; but, can certainly be done.
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Like putting lipstick on a pig.
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How much horsepower does that color add?
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CG my ass. I would have bought a BRZ if it came with an EJ turbo in it.
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Toyota approached Subaru about this because they wanted the boxer engine and it's low CoG. It's amazing the amount of misunderstanding of what this cars purpose is. And I disagree with your passenger assessment. I've been on numerous rides in the back seat. Not comfortable; but, can certainly be done.
I am aware of what the design intent was, however, they haven't managed to steal enough of the Miata sale base for it to be a viable platform, and sales continue to decline. This is not a Toyota, it's a Subaru with Toyota direct injection slapped on it, because Toyota "forgot" how to make sporty cars.

Now that it's been in production for four years, is under a Toyota badge instead of the Scion badge, and Toyota has hopefully learned something about designing a sporty car, it's time to re-fresh the car, continue to share the same chassis but offer some powertrain options, Toyota an inline NA 4 & inline turbo 4, subaru a flat NA 4 and turbo flat 4. Hood bumps and scoops are fully acceptable.
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I am aware of what the design intent was, however, they haven't managed to steal enough of the Miata sale base for it to be a viable platform, and sales continue to decline. This is not a Toyota, it's a Subaru with Toyota direct injection slapped on it, because Toyota "forgot" how to make sporty cars.

Now that it's been in production for four years, is under a Toyota badge instead of the Scion badge, and Toyota has hopefully learned something about designing a sporty car, it's time to re-fresh the car, continue to share the same chassis but offer some powertrain options, Toyota an inline NA 4 & inline turbo 4, subaru a flat NA 4 and turbo flat 4. Hood bumps and scoops are fully acceptable.
Umm... The stale ass FT86 in 2016 is outselling the brand new from the ground up Miata in the US. Not just a month here or there but for the entire year. If you compare the ND Miata to the NC Miata for first year sales the ND is way down vs the NC. So your statement that "they haven't managed to steal enough of the Miata sale base for it to be a viable platform" is completely false.

I get the power complaints. I do. I owned a BRZ. But the project manager for the car has always been very upfront that the car was never about power. They did not want to make another Mustang/Camaro competitor. It has always been considered a niche sports car that focused on driving dynamics than anything else. They simple continue to deliver what they said they would. They will still sell over 10K cars in the US this year and we can debate sales expectations but Toyota has already committed to keeping the car for another cycle. People can continue to crap on these cars all they want, and let's be honest even if it had 250hp people would still complain that a Mustang/Camaro/Challenger has more. You will never please the bench racers who focus solely on specs with this car. It is simply not the right car for them.
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