Let’s start with the 86 first. Since the car is a sports coupe model, it is natural for aftermarket tuners to come up with parts and accessories for the 86 and Toyota’s in-house tuning division, TRD, has done exactly that. TRD has offered future 86 owners with a slew of aftermarket parts which includes a bodykit, exhaust system, brake kit, suspension system and many more.
The Youtube video below shows the TRD version of the 86 being tested and judging from the exhaust note, it sounds pretty good (in my opinion).
Next up, news about the 86’s sibling, the Subaru BRZ. Some time ago, the BRZ 100km/h timing was tested by online car magazine, Edmund’s Inside Line. The timing for that particular test was 7.3 seconds and that looks and sounds rather disappointing.
Fans of the BRZ should not despair because another 0-60mph test was conducted by Motor Trend magazine and the new and better timing is at 6.4 seconds. Why is there an almost one second difference?
Whatever it is, we just have to wait and see after the car is released. From there, more people or garages will test the car to see what it is really like.
Lastly, in December last year, I wrote about Subaru’s plan to release a more powerful version of the BRZ and it will be turbocharged. A powerful version of the car is definitely in the works but sadly, it will not be turbocharged. According to Subaru’s head of global marketing, Atoshi Atake, the company will satisfy customer’s needs for a powerful version of the BRZ but it will not be turbocharged and the BRZ STI Concept might not happen (shown at the LA Auto Show last year).
Atake also added that the most powerful version of the car will have a tweaked exhaust and intake and the company will keep turbochargers for models like the WRX STI.
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