Limited edition Toyota 86 announced

Toyota is set to release an upgraded version of its lightweight and driver-focused 86, with a limited run of 60 headed to Australia.

All painted In Solar Orange (as pictured), the limited edition 86s will feature better suspension and bigger brakes from Brembo.

Limited edition Toyota 86
If the intention was for these models to stand out, it’ll work. The bright orange track day underdogs also cop a lashing of metallic black to highlight accents, and a set of 17-inch anthracite grey alloys.

The limited 86's ventilated disk brakes are a step over the standard ones fitted to the top-model GTS.

Limited edition Toyota 86 brakes
Substantially beefier rotors are 326mm x 30mm with four-piston calipers at the front and are fitted with larger 75cm2 pads. The rear gets 316mm x 20mm rotors with two-piston calipers with 32cm2 pads.

The extra stopping power is coupled with specially tuned Sachs performance dampers, which Toyota says “adds to the lightweight sports car's renowned responsiveness and stability”.

Limited edition Toyota 86 rear
Inside, the seats get leather accents, with Alcantara trim, plus all the bits and pieces you’d get with a GTS.

Throughout the interior, along the seats and across the dash and console, are orange stitched accents, providing contrast and a ‘racier’ feel to the car.

Limited edition Toyota 86 interior
In terms of the engine, the car will have the same 2.0-litre boxer engine as the GT and GTS, putting out a modest (on paper) 152kW/212Nm. In the right hands, the otherwise featherweight engine becomes more than track-worthy.

The limited-edition performance package is priced at $41,490 - an increase of $4,550 with the premium paint.

Get your free weekly report from the world of fast cars - subscribe to the MOTOR newsletter!