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Not to be outdone by Subaru, which had its own colour-specific limited edition of the facelifted BRZ, Toyota has also gone ahead its own version for the Toyota 86. The Solar Orange Limited, based on the mid-spec GT variant, goes on sale in Japan on March 10, with the order books opening on January 31.

Prices are 3,251,880 yen (RM130,200) with the six-speed manual gearbox, and 3,318,840 yen (RM132,900) with the automatic. That’s 270,000 yen (RM10,800) more expensive than the GT, and for that you get the searing orange paint job, as well as orange stitching on the steering wheel and seats. Also included are Grand Luxe fabric dashboard trim, Alcantara upholstery and heated seats, items from the top GT Limited.

Toyota has also added a High Performance Package for the GT Limited, which adds Brembo brakes, Sachs Performance dampers and unique 17-inch alloy wheels. These are basically the same goodies as fitted on the recently-launched BRZ GT in Japan, as well as the BRZ Performance Package sold in the United States.

With the High Performance Package, prices for the GT Limited soar an extra 210,600 yen (RM8,400) to 3,394,440 yen (RM135,900) for the manual model and 3,461,400 yen (RM138,600) for the auto. Solar Orange Limited buyers can also specify the High Performance Package, as well as the GT Limited’s pedestal rear wing and front underbody cover as options.