Toyota Japan has created a harder edged limited edition version of the Toyota GT 86(the continental relative to the Scion FR-S/Subaru BR-Z)., dubbed the Toyota 86 14R-60. The new 14R-60 is inspired by the Toyota GT86 TRD Griffon Project that made its debut at last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and the 14R-60 features a host of TRD products.
Aside from that changing of the parts a number of changes have been made to the drivetrain including revised gearing for the six-speed manual transmission. Compared with the regular coupe the 14R-60 should be more rigid thanks to extra body reinforcement which include a V-brace across the rear bulkhead, a V-brace for the front suspension towers and the use of high-strength glass adhesive. The 14R-60 rides on a new set of variable-height coil-over springs and features more rigid suspension bushings.
Like the concept, the 2.0-liter boxer engine still makes the same 197 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. However inside the cabin there is seating for just two people with race-style bucket seats affixed with four-point belts. Improved deceleration comes thanks to upgraded brakes.
Moving to the outside of the 14R-60 it includes a new complete body kit with a carbon-fiber roof and massive rear spoiler. The new wheels are r 18-inch forged magnesium units, which finish the car off nicely.
Just 100 examples of the 14R-60 will be produced and each will carry a hefty asking price over the original model. The 14R-60 retails for 6,300,000 yen each – about $58,000 and it is a considerable increase over the 3,071,717 yen ($28,500) Toyota Japan asks for a GT86 Limited with a manual transmission. Unfortunately, the 14R-60 will not be coming to the US, however we hope to see some of the aftermarket parts available through Scion or aftermarket tuners.