Japan Only: Toyota 86 Style Cb

The Toyota GT86 (or Scion FR-S) has been a pretty popular sports car for the Japanese car maker, somewhat underpowered in my opinion but I’ve never driven one so maybe I’m wrong. From what I hear, the 200 horsepower 4-cylinder engine still makes the car quiet fun and I guess that’s why it’s popular.

The Toyota 86 derives its name and pays homage to the 1980’s rear-wheel drive Toyota AE86 cars and the Toyota 2000GT from 1967, although the 86/FR-S doesn’t have any retro styling inspired by those cars. To make the car look a bit retro, Toyota has unveiled a special edition model that really does look like something out of the 1960’s, at least at the front.

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The special edition car is called the Toyota 86 Style Cb and is only available in the Japanese market. The car features a more rounded front end with round headlights, the rest of the exterior is unchanged. The front end makes the car look like a future concept car that would have been shown at an auto show in the 60’s.

The engine hasn’t been touched, which is a 2.0 liter boxer 4-cylinder producing 200 HP. The interior gets minor upgrades with wood panels on the dashboard and the center console, and a “Cb” emblem on the steering wheel.

The Toyota 86 Style Cb will be offered in 5 exterior color options and will have a starting price of 4,180,582 yen or about $34,800 US. The cars will go on sale on April 23. Via: Paul Tan

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  1. Whoa, that’s a pretty ugly front end there. It wouldn’t do well in Europe or North America. Looks like like it was designed by a “wannabe” car designer.

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