2023 Toyota GR86 Special Edition

If we gave out an award for Most Improved Sports Car.

The Toyota GR86 would very possibly be the big winner.

This eminently entertaining rear-wheel-drive coupe’s second generation.

arrived in 2022 and addressed our big issue with the original model.

a weak engine. The second time around.

power comes from a 228-hp flat-four with plenty of mid-range power. and although a six-speed manual comes standard (and is the only way to go).

a six-speed automatic is available. You won’t hear us telling you to opt for it.

The GR86 is small and affordable. like.

say, a Mazda MX-5 Miata.

only with a tiny Porsche 911–type rear seat that enables you to take small fry along.

  •  The Toyota GR86 adds a Special Edition model for 2023.
  • Toyota intends to limit production of the GR86 Special Edition to 860 units.
  • The Special Edition maintains the same 228-hp boxer-four as its lesser kin.

2023 Toyota GR86 Special Edition What’s New for 2023?

Toyota hasn’t changed our favorite affordable sports car for 2023. Instead.

it’s added a GR86 Special Edition.

The Special Edition mixes GR86 Premium equipment with exclusive Solar Shift orange paint.

a blatty cat-back performance exhaust with black chrome tips.

and matte-black 18-inch wheels.

The GR86 Special Edition will be limited to just 860 units. Wonder how they arrived at that number?

Toyota’s bringing a GR86 fit for David S. Pumpkins to its model line for 2023.

Dubbed the Special Edition. this low-volume GR86 model—just 860 are earmarked for production—wears a coat of orange paint (or Solar Shift in Toyota parlance).

hat’s complemented by black décor on its C-pillars. a black trunk-mounted lip spoiler.

and a set of matte black 18-inch wheels.

Challenges and difficulties

Alas, the GR86 Special Edition brings no additional performance to the 228-hp 2.4-liter flat-four of its lesser siblings.

That said, Toyota sees fit to equip this orange two-door with a cat-back exhaust system—replete with black chrome tips—that ought to improve the sound coming from this GR86’s tailpipes.

Though Toyota’s yet to release pricing for the 2023 GR86 Special Edition.

the automaker’s likely to charge a few thousand dollars more for this model relative to its Premium counterpart.

2023 Toyota GR86 Special Edition which currently stickers for $31,325

The Toyota GR86 10th Anniversary Edition is mechanically identical to the GR86 GTS variant.

powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine, which sends 174kW and 250Nm to the rear wheels.

Buyers have the choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

with identical prices for both gearboxes – even though the related Subaru BRZ charges $3800 less for the manual.

and the auto adds a number of key advanced safety features not offered with the manual.