Toyota 86 2.0 GS TRD Performance Review
Mod squad

Story and photos by Raymond Lai
7 Sep 2012
 

The Toyota 86 is sold as a rather basic car so that owners can spend time and money modifying and doing uo to make it into an even more convincing sports car. Raymond Lai finds out how much better a modified 86 can be by driving the TRD fettled version.

Introduction, styling

Almost every car manufacturer has an in-house tuning shop of one kind or another. Mazda has Mazdaspeed, Nissan has Nismo, Subaru has its STi division Ford has its SVT, Mercedes-Benz has AMG, Chrysler has its SRT brand. In the case of Toyota, TRD (Toyota Racing Development)is its preferred in-house tuning division. While there are a zillion and one aftermarket tuning firms out there that offer tuning packages and parts for Toyota cars, TRD tuned or modified cars are typically senctioned by the factory and hence, are usually covered by factory warranty and sold at official Toyota dealerships around the world. Moreover, TRD also supports Toyota’s racing activities like the Super GT series and so on.

In Singapore, TRD parts and tuning packages are hence available from official Toyota distributor, Borneo Motors. While Borneo has been offerring TRD performance products like air filters, brake pads, aerodynamic kits and so on, it was only with the introduction of the Toyota 86 that fully done up TRD cars are offered in its line-up. In standard form, the 86 can be had in either basic S and better equipped GS variants but either of these models can further be specified with any of the three TRD tuning packages that Borneo offers. The three packages are the aerokit only TRD Aero, TRD Sport that includes extra stuff like a strut bar and bigger wheels; and the TRD Performance package that is worth $30,000. So how much better an 86 can be after a $30,000 makeover from TRD then? Let’s find out.

On the outside, the TRD Performance package 86 gets the full TRD aero kit and other add ons that give the two-door coupe an even more purposeful and aggressive stance than the standard car. The aero kit includes a front lip spoiler, more aggressive side skirts, a more prominent rear diffuser than the standard car’s as well as a subtle boot lid spoiler. In addition to the aero kit, the TRD Performance 86 can be further distinguished from a stock 86 by its lowered stance, the quad exhaust tips of the TRD exhaust system, the 18-inch forged alloy wheels that hide an upgraded brake system with calipers painted in red and the TRD badge on the boot lid.   

 


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Engine

Engine Capacity 1998cc
Engine Type Flat 4
Power 200bhp @ 7000rpm
Torque 205Nm @ 6400rpm
Power to Weight 200000 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 8.2s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 210 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 14.3 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 6 -speed Auto
Drive Type FF

Measurements

Body Type Coupe
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4,240 x 1,775 x 1,285) mm
Wheelbase 2,570 mm
Turning Circle 5.4 metres
Kerb Weight 1,298 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Ventilated Discs