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Toyota Announces a New 860 Special Edition Coupe; It’s Exclusive, but How Special is it?

Toyota announces a new 2017 860 Special Edition Coupe. It’s exclusive, but how special is it?

Toyota will launch a new 2017 860 Special Edition Coupe this month and it’s going to be a limited edition model. It’s exclusive, but how special is the new 86 sports coupe? It gets two unique colors, a few interior trim upgrades, and additional “performance” technology for driving enthusiasts. It’s another “special edition” similar to what Subaru has done with the twin BRZ sports coupe.

Exclusive in number

Toyota will only build 1,720 of the models, 860 with exclusive Supernova Orange paint and another 860 coupes in Halo White. The new coupes will also feature black body stripes, a rear spoiler, heated outside mirrors and 17-inch alloy wheels. Other features include LED fog lights and a unique aerodynamic underbody panel for added style and function.

On the inside, it gets heated front seats in black leather with orange stitching and 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. Toyota will include a 4.2-inch multi-information display featuring a G-force meter and stop watch that will display horsepower and torque curves, engine coolant and oil temperatures and MPG.

The Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ are still a good sports car value, and they both have impressive driving dynamics. But performance fans want more than a new “special edition.” John Myers, Toyota national manager vehicle marketing and communications says, “The 860 Special Edition will amplify these core elements with an added dose of premium styling mixed with performance technology.”

How much will it cost?

The New 860 Special Edition Coupe has a MSRP of $29,155 for the manual gearbox and $29,875 for the automatic transmission, excluding destination fees of $885. The 2017 Toyota 860 Special Edition will be available in dealerships late 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. It’s exclusive, but is it really that special? What performance enthusiasts want is power upgrades under the hood, and more than special exterior colors, unique stitching and a few new gauges inside.

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