High on the refreshed model's list of improvements is a revised intake and exhaust system, which Toyota says delivers a more linear torque delivery on manual versions of the GT86, while tweaks to the shock absorbers are said to boost stability. Both ride and rigidity have been improved with the addition of more spot welds on the rear pillars. Upgraded shock absorbers will also now feature in the options list.
The car's 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine still produces 197bhp and 151lb ft, so the 0-62mph sprint time remains the same at 7.6sec and the car's top speed is 140mph.
Toyota says the aerodynamics of the GT86 have been improved thanks to revisions across the car's exterior, while inside a 362mm-diameter steering wheel - the smallest the brand has ever used - and a 4.2in infotainment screen, which is now standard on GT and GT Limited models, top the improvements. The new screen can show performance-orientated statistics such as live G-force loadings and power and torque patterns, in addition to more practical information such as fuel economy.
In a bid to make the GT86 feel more premium, Toyota has added new leather and Alcantara upholstery to the cabin, with soft-touch suede-effect material on the door trims. Added to the options list is new cloth upholstery with contrasting silver stitching.
Aesthetic changes to the exterior include a restyled front bumper with new three-slat inlets and LED headlights. The car also sits on new 10-spoke alloy wheels.