TRD Performance Line Accessories for Toyota GT86 will go on sale early next year
20 September 2012

A range of performance parts for the Toyota GT86 will be arriving in the UK early next year. The TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Performance Line Accessories will be showcased for the European market at the Paris motor show.

The parts will be available in a number of packs from Toyota dealerships and include a range of interior, exterior and mechanical components.

Available aero parts include a front spoiler, side skirts, rear spoiler and rear diffuser. Other exterior accessories include a metallic silver fuel filler cap with hexagon bolt detailing and two choices of TRD aluminium wheels.

Both options are 18-inch, with the forged SF2 version improving unsprung weight and the cast TF6 version offering a 10-spoke TRD design. Both are designed to fit the company’s Monoblock Brake Kit which uses 355mm front and 345mm rear discs and Brembo calipers.

Interior accessories include a push button starter and a shorter, leather-clad gearstick with a more comfortable grip.

A shock absorber and spring suspension setup will be available. The set offers an adjustable ride height and fits with the also available front and rear stabiliser set and suspension bracing set to reduce body roll.

Also improving body rigidity is the TRD door stabiliser. Performance-improving parts include sports air and oil filters, a new radiator cap for better cooling efficiency and a four-port tuned exhaust.

Toyota also confirmed it is considering a full TRD GT86 model. A spokesman said: "We are looking to introduce a TRD version of the GT86 early next year and we will gauge market reaction before making further decisions."

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20 September 2012

...It's kind of weird to see these cosmetic upgrades without any significant performance increases.

20 September 2012

I like the idea of this kit but I know from past experience with my Peugeot RCZ that these kits do make it hard to insure your car even when the kit is authorised by the manufacturer (in my case was even fitted by Peugeot themselves at their HQ)

the way around this is a fully fledged TRD model which will make it cheaper and easier to insure than this kit.

Subaru do this with their prodrive versions for insurance reasons.

20 September 2012

A bit of obscure motor racing history for you, when Jack Brabham, formed his production racing car company with desiger Ron Tauranac, the company and cars were going to be named "MRD" ( Motor Racing Developments ), but Mr. Brabham was told that MRD was short for sh1t in French, and thus the cars were called Brabham's at the last minute. 

It seems quite amusing in this liberated age Toyota can happily call their car a TRD which might just be seen by some as short for the same thing by a different name.

Sorry, off message and obscure, but might raise a chuckle among the older contributors ?

20 September 2012

"It seems quite amusing in this liberated age Toyota can happily call their car a TRD which might just be seen by some as short for the same thing by a different name."

Perhaps they should call it the GT86 PLOPPY? 

 

I'm a disillusioned former Citroëniste.

20 September 2012

a bit overstated for 200 hp...

Myk

20 September 2012

And what's great is that most of these parts will happily fit the BRZ too.  What will be interesting is if/when Subaru release their own performance parts it should allow owners of either car to mix and match the parts they like.

20 September 2012

Myk wrote:

And what's great is that most of these parts will happily fit the BRZ too.  What will be interesting is if/when Subaru release their own performance parts it should allow owners of either car to mix and match the parts they like.

I imagine it will be ProDrive who will be doing the parts considering how friendly they are with Subaru.

also the front bumper section on the TRD kit will not fit on the BRZ due to the front bumper being a different design.

20 September 2012

Why call anything trd when all we can think of is turd. Are things so bad that they can't afford a decent translator ? 

 

Don't judge me by my past, I don't live there anymore 

20 September 2012

Why call anything trd when all we can think of is turd. Are things so bad that they can't afford a decent translator ? 

 

Don't judge me by my past, I don't live there anymore 

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