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Toyota 86 GT Black Limited Launches To Honour The AE86

Toyota decided to celebrate the AE86 Black Limited earlier this year when it introduced the 86 Black Limited Concept at the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon in January.

This latest one comes from Japan and pays tribute to the Toyota AE86 Sprinter Trueno GT Apex Black Limited, the last special edition of the AE86 Sprinter Trueno launched in 1986 in a run of 400 units. Dubbed Toyota 86 GT Black Limited, it echoes the specification of its ancestor, namely the color scheme.

Much like the Black Edition from days gone by, the new limited-run Toyota 86 lives up to its moniker by being offered exclusively in black. It has 17-inch bronze wheels with ventilated Brembo brakes, a trunk lid spoiler for added downforce, along with SACHS shock absorbers to improve ride comfort and stability. Toyota has also tweaked the vehicle’s underbody to improve airflow and will optionally apply a bronze pinstripe as a visual nod to the AE86 Black Edition.

Shown here with a dealer-installed navigation system, the interior complements the body finish with a predominantly black look with subtle bronze accents for the Black Limited logo on the dashboard. The perforated front seats come wrapped in a combination of leather and Alcantara, while a suede-like artificial leather has been applied onto the dashboard.

Like most special-edition Toyota 86 models, the powertrain hasn’t been upgraded, meaning that power is provided by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine producing 205 hp and 156 lb-ft of torque.

While only 400 examples of the original Toyota AE86 Black Limited rolled off the production line, the Toyota 86 Black Line will be even rarer. Only 86 units are planned for production, which will be split evenly between manual and automatic models. There’s another catch, too: it’s only being sold in Japan. Pricing starts at 3,198,727 yen ($30,870) for the manual version while the automatic model will set you back 3,260,000 yen ($31,460).

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