Toyota 86 – formerly known as Scion FR-S for those of us here in the United States – is exactly the kind of car enthusiast who always desires: light, pleasantly balanced and inexpensive. Sadly, while the drivers love this idea, the merchants have not shown themselves in horrors. less than 4,200 copies were sold in the US last year.
To make things a bit fun, Toyota throws a new version of its compact sports car into the mix. Meet 2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition, which will be sold this fall.
The name comes from the Hakone Turnpike, a celestial section of the toll road south of Tokyo, which has been compared to the Nordschleife of Norway, rising about eight and a half miles from sea level to mountain peak. The story of Hakone 86 among other things Toyobarus should not be difficult; It boasts an interesting combination of specially crafted dark green, black spoiler and 17-inch bronze wheels. The interior is dominated by tan leather and black Alcantara, with matching sun accents tastefully scattered around, including the "86" logo embroidered directly on the passenger's dashboard.
If you had hoped that this special edition of the Toyota 86 would be more powerful… well, that's still something you'll need to go to the aftermarket. The 2.0-liter boxer-four is unchanged, which is 205 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque when tied to a six-speed manual (or a few less when attached to a six-speed slushbox). But you won't get just one, but two suntan leather covers for keys 86 at 86 Hakone. That's it.