Friday, May 3, 2019

Toyota 86 Embraces Japanese Roots with Hakone Edition


Last February, Toyota showed off the Toyota 86 finished in the motorsports-inspired British Racing Green. It was originally supposed to be a JDM model only until Toyota USA raised their hand and said, they wanted one as well. Here now is the Toyota 86 Hakone Edition.

Named after the Hakone Turnpike—one of the greatest driving roads in the world (made even more famous by the manga/anime Initial D), the Toyota 86 Hakone Edition drops the British Racing Green name for Hakone Green. It appears to be the same shade of color and this makes it all the more funnier because it reiterates that the East typically looks at the West for inspiration and vice-versa.


Aside from the Hakone Green paint job, it sports 17-inch bronze wheels and a black spoiler, you know exactly like the JDM British Racing Green Limited model.

Like its Japanese market counterpart, the Toyota 86 Hakone Edition gets black and tan Alcantara seats and a black sliding armrest with tan trim. There’s also a Toyota 86 logo embroidered on the passenger side dashboard to help you remember what car you’re in while the steering wheel, parking brake cover, and shift boot all get tan stitching. It also gets a trunk carpet with an embossed 86 logo too.



Oh, and every 86 Hakone Edition gets a pair of tan key covers and a folio cover with a debossed 86 logo and black stitching.

Mechanically, it remains unchanged and thus still comes with a normally-aspirated 2.0-liter boxer 4-cylinder engine with 205 horsepower. It’s available in both manual and automatic transmission flavors too.


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