Anyway, what's new in this Toyota 86 16R40? For starters, you get a new aerodynamic front bumper with canards.
Fenders get wider to accommodate the new forged magnesium 18-inch rims which are then wrapped in special Bridgestone RE-11As
The roof gets the carbon treatment while also gaining a more aerodynamic design.
At the rear, a new bumper design complete with center exhaust and diffuser feature.
One of my favourite features on 16R40. The swan neck carbon rear wing.
Moving inside, you will spot the delicious new suede steering wheel...
plus a equally sexy short shift kit with suede gear knob.
TRD bucket seats made by BRIDE, make sure you don't get thrown around. TAKATA 4-point harness can also be had for track day use.
This is to remind you what you are in.
No rear seats in here to save some weight so that you can be faster.
On the topic of being faster, save for a remapped ECU, shorter revised gearing, a more free-flowing air filter and muffler, nothing has been done to increase power from the 2.0-liter boxer engine. Officially, power and torque remains exactly the same as a normal Toyota 86 which is slightly disappointing.
However, they did try to improve the handling of the 14R60 with around 15 different points of the car like engine bushes and various control arms reinforced and strengthened to make sure the chassis is rock solid.
V-shaped front and rear strut bars are also added.
Interestingly, a specially strong adhesive has been used to make sure the front and rear windscreens flex even less than originally.
New springs and dampers tuned by TRD make sure body control remains composed at all times. They are fully adjustable.
Lastly, to make sure you can slow down when things get a bit too hot, TRD 330mm ventilated and slotted rotors at front plus ventilated and slotted rotors at the rear combined with TRD 6 pot front and 2 pot rear calipers provide the necessary stopping power.