Toyota Sets the Blackline with a Special 86 Edition
Toyota 86 Blackline Edition is a very special car, that most of us will never see. The reason for this is that it will be produced in just 450 examples, but more importantly it will be dedicated to those fans living in Australia. The Blackline features very cool styling and it is definitely a sportscar that deserves well paid attention.
First we should mention that this particular edition is based on the Toyota 86 GTS. However, it features more over it including body kit, gloss-black 17-inch alloy wheels and distinctive red highlights in the sporty black interior.
The name of this rather white car comes from the twin black stripes on the roof and bonnet. They also come to show the racing capabilities of the car. By the way TRD was also involved in the making. Thanks to it, the car received front spoiler, side skirts, three-piece rear spoiler, rear lower bumper and fender garnishes.
At last, special exterior fittings include auto-levelling HID headlamps, front foglamps and LED daytime running lamps.
The cabin features dramatic splashes of red on the seats, steering wheel, gearshift knob, handbrake lever and door grips. Stepping inside over the scuff plates with stainless-steel inserts, owners enjoy a dual-zone climate-control air-conditioning, keyless smart start, leather-accented front seats with Alcantara inserts and aluminium pedals.
Other standard features include a 6.1-inch touch screen with satellite navigation and live traffic updates, reversing camera and audio interface.
Power & Safety
The motorsport capabilities are supported by the 2.0-litre direct-injection four-cylinder engine. It is mated to either a manual or automatic six-speed transmission and produces 200 hp (147kW) and 205Nm (151 lb-ft) of torque.
For the safety of the occupants of the Blackline Edition take care seven airbags, reversing camera, cruise control, stability and traction control, anti-skid brakes and a multi-information display.
Toyota 86 Blackline Edition with manual transmission has a starting price of $37,990 AUD, and will be produced in 250 examples. The Other 200 will be fitted with automatic one and will be priced from $40,490 AUD.