Exclusive electric blue paint marks special edition out from ordinary GT86s

Toyota has revealed the GT86 Club Series Blue Edition as the latest in a line of special versions of its Mazda MX-5-rivalling sports car. 

The GT86 Club Series Blue Edition is identifiable from its exclusive electric blue paintwork with black trim, as well as new design of 17in, black-painted alloy wheels. Inside, the upholstery is fully black leather and Alcantara. 

Despite special edition status, it's not a limited edition in terms of number; it won't be offered indefinitely, but exactly when it goes off sale will depend on how much interest it generates.

It’s based on the GT86 Pro, meaning cruise control, automatic headlights, LED headlights and tail-lights and heated front seats all come as standard. 

Under the bonnet, it’s unchanged over the standard car, although a Performance Pack is available, adding Sachs-tuned suspension and larger Brembo brakes. This adds £1355 to the price of the manual car and £1340 to the automatic. 

Starting at £28,980, the Club Series Blue Edition is £945 more than the standard GT86, or £400 more than a GT86 finished with metallic paint. Toyota expects a large majority of sales to be manuals, as per the regular GT86 range. 

Sales begin on 1 June, while first deliveries are expected to take place in the coming weeks. 

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31 May 2018

At £20-25k this seems like good value, but nudging £30k is a bit of a push. That said the Performance Pack is a steal at £355. I have to wonder about the future of the GT86 though. It has been around a while and doesn't seem to have developed much (though some bits don't need changing). Will we see a new or heavily revised model or will we just get one special edition after another until it is quietly dropped from the lineup?

31 May 2018
Will86 wrote:

 I have to wonder about the future of the GT86 though. 

I agree, but for a different reason. I just don't think it is selling in the numbers required to sustain it. In my mind, low sales result from everyone wanting German performance cars rather than a low-rent brand like Toyota. Personally, I think it is a great car, and the brand doesn't worry me. 

31 May 2018

 Money would have been better spent giving a bit more poke, more BHP......

FMS

13 September 2018
Peter Cavellini wrote:

 Money would have been better spent giving a bit more poke, more BHP......

 

You are simply missing the point...do read the readily available articles online, re interviews with the team responsible for developing and bringing it to market...then you might understand the reasons why it has what it does.

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