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Toyota adds Blue Edition to GT86 Club Series line-up

Toyota has added a new version to the Club Series of its GT86 sports car, with the addition of the exclusive Blue Edition.

The changes are purely cosmetic over the standard Club Series model, although an optional Performance Pack can be specified with improvements to the brakes and suspension.

The GT86 Club Series Blue Edition is, unsurprisingly, painted in blue – Electric Blue to be exact – with contrasting black styling details. These gloss black touches include the front grille, rear spoiler and diffuser, door mirrors and front fog light surrounds. The interior is also finished in black leather and Alcantara.

The specification remains the same as that of the top-spec GT86 Pro, meaning you get a limited-slip differential, cruise control, automatic headlights, front and rear LED lights and heated front seats as standard.

For those wanting to build on the GT86’s driving experience, the optional Performance Pack is available. This adds Sachs-tuned sports suspension, Sachs performance dampers, larger Brembo brakes, as well as red Brembo brake callipers and new 17-inch alloy wheels.

Power remains the same as the standard car – using a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine which produces 197bhp, with the power delivered to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. It can accelerate from 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds and onto a top speed of 140mph. There’s also the option of a six-speed auto ‘box, although this reduces the top speed by 10mph and makes it 0.7 seconds slower to accelerate to 60mph.

The GT86 first went on sale in 2012 and is marketed as a ‘back to basics’ sports car. The Blue Edition follows on from the Orange Edition, which went on sale in 2017 as part of the ongoing Club Series range.

Prices for the GT86 Club Series Blue Edition start from £29,980, with the automatic costing £355 more. The Performance Pack model is only marginally more expensive, starting at £30,455.

Ted Welford

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June 1, 2018

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