Toyota Debuts 86 Hakone Edition, Has Me Wondering Why I’m So Broke

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2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition Looks Great and I Want One Jake Stumph

Special edition Toyota 86 painted gorgeous shade of Hakone Green with bespoke bronze wheels, and is deeply enjoyable to look at because of it.

Toyota has showcased the latest variant of its 86 sports car, the 2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition, and it is drop dead gorgeous. Toyota says the nameplate comes from a renowned Japanese driving road, the Hakone Turnpike, a road that has been described as “Japan’s Nurburgring.” The pay-to-play toll road is a driver’s paradise, lined with trees of a deep green hue.

So, to pay tribute to the Hakone Turnpike, the 86 Hakone Edition comes with a bespoke Hakone Green metallic paint job. From there, 17-inch “twisted spoke” wheels are painted metallic bronze. Then there is the interior, which receives a tan leather treatment, and looks lovely. It also gets a unique black-painted rear spoiler, too. Last but not least, the keys for this 86 are wrapped in matching tan leather.

2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition Looks Great and I Want One Jake Stumph

Here comes the only tough part: for all intents and purposes, this is just an appearance package. The 205-horsepower FA20 engine remains unchanged. No other hardware changes have been made to this 86, though, with a car that handles as good as this one does, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

The 86 Hakone Edition will be based on the North American GT model, which gets LED projector-beam headlights; power mirrors; chrome-tipped dual exhaust; front fender-mounted vortex generators; LED fog lamps; and an aerodynamic floor undercover, and steering wheel controls. It also gets dual-zone automatic climate control; heated seats; anti-theft system; and cruise control and keyless entry.

Pricing has not been announced, but expect a small premium over the existing $28,635 86 GT. Deliveries begin this fall. Now, I just need to come up with an extra $30 grand, so I can buy one.

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Jake Stumph is a lifelong car enthusiast and racer, who has operated as the content editor for Internet Brands Automotive since 2015. He runs Corvette Forum, 6SpeedOnline, Honda-tech, and LS1tech, among other Internet Brands Automotive websites. His work has been featured by several other prominent automotive outlets, including Jalopnik and Autobytel.

He obtained a bachelor's degree in Political Science at the Ohio State University in 2013, then pivoted from covering politics and policy to writing about his automotive adventures, something that, he says, is a lot more fun. Since that time, he has established connections with most of the world's major automakers, as well as other key brands in the automotive industry.

He enjoys track days, drifting, and autocross, at least, when his cars are running right, which is uncommon. You can check out what he's up to on his YouTube channel, as well as his Jake Stumph Racing Instagram account. He can be reached via email at [email protected]

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