Toyota Celebrates 10 Years Of The GR86 With Very Orange Special Edition

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Unfortunately, the changes are purely cosmetic.

Toyota has some of the longest-running nameplates in the industry, with model lines that have become household names across the globe. The list is long but includes the Land Cruiser which recently celebrated its 70th anniversary. Of course, one can't not mention the trusty Corolla which surpassed a ridiculous 50 million sales last year. In that context, the 10th anniversary of the Toyota GR86 seems like a comparatively meek achievement. It's not, though, since affordable sports cars are not exactly plentiful. Together with the Subaru BRZ, which also just turned 10, the Japanese sports cars are now in their second generation, and Toyota has just revealed a special edition of the GR86 to mark the occasion.

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Known as the RZ 10th Anniversary Limited in Japan, this special GR86 is finished in a flashy Flame Orange exterior color that the company says is reminiscent of the original 86. For the back glass, there is a 10th Anniversary sticker. Inside, the cabin has been spiced up with orange accents and 10th Anniversary embroidery on the door panels. The orange finishes are found on the steering wheel, seats, gear shift lever, and handbrake lever. That appears to be the extent of the changes, meaning they're all entirely cosmetic and don't significantly improve the GR86 in any way. The orange finishes do add a welcome flamboyant ambiance to the otherwise staid cabin, though. We do think that the US-bound GR86 Special Edition was a bit more exciting despite sharing a similar orange color.

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Available for pre-orders from July 24 to September 30, the GR86 RZ 10th Anniversary Limited will be released early in 2023. In Japan, it will start at the equivalent of around $25,300. That's a little less than the $27,900 starting price of the 2023 GR86 in the USA. With only cosmetic alterations, the same 2.4-liter naturally-aspirated boxer-four engine will apply. It makes 228 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, just enough to have fun but not so much that the car will get you into trouble. While this GR86 isn't the most exciting special edition Toyota to come out of Japan, we're sure the company will have no trouble selling numerous examples.

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