Toyota 86 GT Aero Package Launched in Japan, Has a Big Wing

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Scion is dead; long live Toyota. Also, we'd like to hope that cars like this GT 86 might now find their way to US showrooms. Starting March 12, Japanese sports coupe fans will be able to buy the GT "Aero Package," adding that little splash of extra pizzazz.
The 2.0-liter box under the hood stays the same as it is on any BRZ or FR-S. However, the exterior of the Toyota coupe has been pimped out with skirts, spoilers and swooshes of funky plastic.

We get the feeling that we've seen some of these features before, but they haven't been available as a single trim level. And that's what the Aero Package is, a trim level based on the top-spec GT one. We were a little confused by the naming at first, but eventually, we figured things out. The car has lost part of its name and is known simply as the 86.

The most noticeable component is the fixed rear wing that reminds us of the 86s that have raced at the Nurburgring. However, we also see side skirts, a front lip spoiler, inserts for the front intake and a new rear bumper with a wider diffuser. All these features may turn your 86 into a drift car impersonator, but we doubt they have performance value.

Of course, Toyota couldn't resist making a few changes to the chassis as well. These include a set of sport brake pads (high μ pad) and SACHS shock absorbers. As an option, you can go to the Aero Package trim level that gives you 18-inch BBS forged aluminum wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza S001 tires.

In total, there are seven exterior colors available. The photo gallery below was provided by Toyota and includes the classic Orange Metallic paint, Pure Red, and the Supra-like Azure Blue.

We know that a 2017 model year facelift is going to debut soon and may bump the power to 220 hp. So don't go chasing Toyota's gray market importers yet, unless you are one of those hardcore 86 fans. The most expensive Aero Package sold in Japan stickers for 3,672,673 yen ($32,000) and gets an automatic.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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