Is there anything interesting about its design?
The new 2018 Toyota 86 GTS with the optional Dynamic Performance Pack, that adds $2200 to the price, certainly looks a little fresher than the original versions of the sports coupe.
You hardly see a single hachi-roku on the road that hasn’t had some mods applied to it, but straight off the showroom floor this looks pretty eye-catching - the rear spoiler isn’t to all tastes, but it is a good quality metal unit rather than a fibreglass faker.
In late 2016 Toyota updated the look of the 86 with a revised front bumper as well as standard LED headlights with LED daytime running lights. It looks pretty good to my eye - perhaps not quite as hardcore as some might like it to be.
The wheels of the performance kit pack are a distinct look compared with the other models - they’re a smoked grey finish, where the GT (on 16-inch alloys with Prius-spec tyres) and GTS (17s with Michelin Primacy HP rubber) have polished metal look rims. The wheels look particularly good because there are red Brembo calipers poking through the gaps.
You can also now option the 'Moon Slate' paint option pack, in addition to the Dynamic Performance Pack, which has the stunning matt grey paint finish as well as black wheels, a black spoiler, black exterior mirrors and red leather-accented front seats with Alcantara inserts.
I’ll tell you more about that in the next section.