Toyota 86 Gets the Widebody Treatment From Liberty Walk
If you’ve followed Liberty Walk and its creations over the years, its Toyota 86 project won’t really come as a surprise.
Getting a widebody treatment that’s similar to the Japanese tuner’s other projects, the 86 looks more track-ready than ever. We’re sure aerodynamic experts however would have a thing or two to say about the Liberty Walk body kit, and whether it actually improves aerodynamics on the rear-wheel-drive sports car. But really, most enthusiasts that opt for a Liberty Walk kit aren’t doing it for performance improvements, they’re doing it for the looks.
Customers can choose from two different body kits, one that is “lip type” and the other that is “bumper type.” The lip type kit comes with a front diffuser, rear diffuser, rear wing, and wide fenders, and costs either $5,340 with the large spoiler, or $4,470 for the more subtle extended trunk spoiler. The other kit replaces the front diffuser with an entire front bumper, which raises the price just a tad. The large spoiler option costs $5,770 while the smaller spoiler runs $4,900.
Now that the kit is out in the wild, expect to see a few projects wearing it at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas later this year.
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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