Is this epic or egregious?
Liberty Walk has revealed a raft of cosmetic upgrades for the Toyota GR86 and Subaru BRZ as part of a comprehensive widebody kit, and as usual, all suggestion of subtlety has gone out the window. The car you see here is set to be displayed at the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon, where Toyota itself will have an attention-grabbing display.
The GR86 you see here is the most extreme version of the kit that Liberty Walk offers for the car, featuring a massive rear wing on the trunk that is meant to look like it is chassis-mounted. But that's only one piece of a much bigger puzzle.
The cheapest kit does without this massive wing but still includes an elongated front bumper with canards on either side, along with side skirt extensions, recessed front fenders, and an aggressive rear diffuser. This is made of a fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) and will set you back $4,400.
The next rung on the ladder sees the same upgrades applied along with that rear wing and wide fenders. This will set you back $7,810 for the FRP version, but you can also have the wing constructed from carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP), which costs $9,130. Alternatively, you can have the complete kit with ducted front fenders for $9,130 or $10,450 with the CFRP wing.
Finally, you can have the same kit with all of the above upgrades plus a vented hood. With the hood and wing made from FRP, this costs $10,780, while CFRP parts would set you back $12,980.
One can opt for individual pieces if the complete look is too extreme. The front bumper costs $1,100, the front canards cost $330, and the side skirt extensions will set you back $825. The rear diffuser is an $825 item. That rear wing costs $2,530 in FRP form and $3,850 in carbon fiber. The hood costs $1,650 and $2,530, respectively, and the ducted front fenders cost $1,320.
Whichever level of extremism you opt for, this kit makes the GR86 look like nothing else on the road. Is that good or bad? We'll let you decide.