Get ready for the 2024 Toyota GR86 as it returns with exciting updates, including a new performance package and a special edition model.
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the iconic car that served as an inspiration for the GR86, Toyota introduces the Trueno Edition for the 2024 sports coupe lineup. Known as the Sprinter Trueno in Japan and the Corolla Sport GT-S in the U.S., this model, sold from 1984-1987, was the most spirited variant of the rear-wheel-drive Toyota AE86 platform.
Although technically classified as an economy car rather than a sports car, the AE86 was highly cherished by enthusiasts for its nimble handling, customizable engines, and affordable price. The AE86 Sprinter Trueno also gained popularity for its association with drifting through the manga and anime series “Initial D,” giving rise to the “86” in GR86.
The 2024 Toyota GR86 Trueno Edition builds upon the GR86 Premium grade, taking cues from the AE86 with its distinctive two-tone design. It features a black hood, black door handles, mirror caps, side graphics, and a black spoiler contrasting against white or red paint options. Additionally, this special edition boasts black metallic 18-inch wheels.
Inside, the Trueno Edition offers suede seats with red leather trim, complemented by red stitching on the shifter boot and steering wheel. An eight-speaker audio system enhances the driving experience.
A new performance package, available on the Trueno Edition and optionally on other 2024 GR86 models, introduces ZF Sachs dampers and Brembo brakes, featuring four-piston front and two-piston rear calipers. This package can also be retrofitted to any 2022 or 2023 GR86 equipped with 18-inch wheels.
Under the hood, the sole available engine remains a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter flat-4, delivering 228 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels through either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. Toyota claims 0-60 mph times of 6.1 seconds for the manual and 6.6 seconds for the automatic. A Torsen limited-slip differential comes as standard.
In terms of safety, driver-assist features, including automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams, are now available with both the manual and automatic transmissions. As the GR86 shares its platform with the Subaru BRZ, it incorporates Subaru’s camera-based safety suite.
Limited to 860 units for the U.S. market, similar to the 2023 Special Edition model, the 2024 Toyota GR86 Trueno Edition is expected to begin deliveries in the winter season. Pricing details for all 2024 GR86 models will be announced at a later date.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Toyota GR86 Trueno Edition
What is the 2024 Toyota GR86 Trueno Edition?
The 2024 Toyota GR86 Trueno Edition is a special edition sports coupe that pays homage to the iconic AE86. It features enhanced performance, unique design elements, and limited production.
What inspired the Trueno Edition?
The Trueno Edition draws inspiration from the Sprinter Trueno, a sporty version of the Toyota AE86 platform sold in the 1980s. It gained popularity through its association with drifting in the manga and anime series “Initial D.”
What are the key features of the Trueno Edition?
The Trueno Edition replicates the AE86’s two-tone look with a black hood, door handles, mirror caps, side graphics, and spoiler against white or red paint. It also includes black metallic 18-inch wheels and interior accents like suede seats with red leather trim.
What is the performance package?
The Trueno Edition and other 2024 GR86 models can be equipped with a performance package. It adds ZF Sachs dampers and Brembo brakes with four-piston front and two-piston rear calipers, enhancing the car’s handling and braking capabilities.
What is the powertrain of the 2024 GR86?
The GR86 is powered by a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter flat-4 engine, producing 228 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. It can be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission, delivering engaging performance to the rear wheels.
What safety features are available?
The GR86 offers driver-assist features such as automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams. These features are available with both the manual and automatic transmissions and utilize Subaru’s camera-based safety suite.
How many Trueno Edition units will be produced?
The 2024 Toyota GR86 Trueno Edition will have a limited production of 860 units for the U.S. market, similar to the Special Edition model of the previous year.
When will the Trueno Edition be available?
Deliveries of the 2024 Toyota GR86 Trueno Edition are scheduled to start in the winter season. Specific pricing details for all 2024 GR86 models will be announced at a later date.
More about Toyota GR86 Trueno Edition
- 2024 Toyota GR86 Trueno Edition Official Website
- Toyota AE86 – Wikipedia
- Brembo Brakes Official Website
- Subaru BRZ – Official Website
- Initial D – Wikipedia