Toyota GT86 TRD is the Scion FR-S of Your Dreams

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Previewing the parts to (hopefully) come for North America’s Scion FR-S, the Toyota GT86 TRD is making an appearance at the 2012 Paris Auto Show.

Released to one of the most receptive crowds in sports car history, the Toyota GT86 is built for two things: driving fun and customization. That’s why the automaker went as far as to sell a stripped-down version in Japan with an unpainted front bumper and no stereo.

That’s a touch extreme outside the Japanese market, but the brand is still offering loads of ways to knock the car’s stock parts into oblivion. Apart from opening its plans to aftermarket parts makers, Toyota Racing Development (TRD) is also offering a host of goodies to tweak the rear-drive car.

Among those, there’s an improved exhaust, larger 18-inch TRD wheels that can fit wider 225 tires and a TRD brake upgrade. As you can see, the car also wears a body kit that gives a lower, longer front lip and revised front fascia. A new rear diffuser also acts to reduce lift at speed.

In the suspension department, a coilover kit allows for different ride heights, not to mention 40 different settings for the shocks. Additional suspension upgrades include a front and rear sway bar kit, a carbon fiber strut tower bar and a Member Brace set to make the chassis even more rigid.

Braking upgrades come with bright red Brembo six-piston front calipers and four-piston rears with 355mm front rotors and 345 rears. Upgraded brake lines can also be had.


In addition to all these components, there’s an exhaust, a push-button ignition, a new shifter and more. See a complete list of all the TRD parts available (in Europe) below.

Front Spoiler

Side Skirt
Rear Trunk Spoiler
Rear Bumper Spoiler
Muffler Garnish
High Response Muffler
Rear Diffuser
Monoblock Brake Kit
Direct Brake Line
Shock Absorber Set
Coil Spring Set
Stabiliser Set
Front Strut Tower Bar
Member Brace Set
Door Stabiliser
Radiator Cap
Oil Filter Cap
Sports Oil Filter
Sports Air Filter
Fuel Cap Cover
Shift Knob (for MT & AT)
TRD Badge
Push Start Switch
Alloy Wheel 18” forged
Front License Plate Bracket
Alloy Wheel 18” cast
Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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  • James James on Jan 16, 2014

    Supercharge or GTFO. Nothing you can give this car will be what it really yearns for, except FI.