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It was reported in Paris last year that the Toyota 86 would be getting the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) treatment, with TRD Performance Line accessories becoming individually available for the car in Europe.

Now, the TRD composition takes effect in full measure, with the announcement of the GT 86 TRD. Just 250 examples of the specific production model grade version – in both manual and auto – will be available in the UK, decked out in TRD stuff. Two shades are available, these being Pearl White and GT86 Black.

The TRD package includes 18-inch cast TF6 alloys, front diffuser, side skirts, a rear bumper spoiler and a fast-response quad-exhaust system with a rear diffuser. Also on, a TRD radiator cap and fuel filler cover, as well as a TRD gear shift lever.

No performance or mechanical improvements, but owners are bound to think their ride is faster than the standard 86, what with all those TRD bits strapped on. There was mention back then of individually available items such as a monoblock brake kit, shock absorber set, coil spring set, stabiliser set, front strut tower bar, member brace set and door stabiliser, so presumably that can be tacked on too at some point at one’s own cost.