The 2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition pays homage to the Hakone Turnpike, a famous twisting mountain road familiar to anyone who’s watched Japanese car videos.
In the US, 76% of Mazda MX-5 soft tops are sold with a manual transmission, but this number drops to 52% for the retractable hardtop RF model.
The 2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition is a limited edition with bronze 17″ wheels, unique green paint, and tan leather and black Alcantara interior.
The 2019 Subaru BRZ is US$200 more expensive, has a standard 205hp (153kW) 2L H4 engine, 6-speed auto or manual, and three grades.
The 2019 Subaru BRZ Series.Gray is only available in Cool Gray Khaki, 6-speed manual, Performance Pack, and black 17″ wheels, mirrors and badges.
2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition has improved ride and handling, a new exhaust, body kit, and a red and black interior, but no turbo or extra horsepower.
The 2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition has Brembo brakes, Sachs dampers, Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires, body kit, exhaust, and the stock 205hp 2L boxer-4.
The 2017 Subaru BRZ STi Sport is the new JDM range topping model, and has 18-inch wheels, Sachs dampers, Alcantara/leather seats, and Brembo brakes.
The Toyota GR HV Sports Concept is an 86 with a targa roof, and new ugly headlamps, taillamps, a hybrid powertrain, and an H-gate shifter for the automatic.
The 2017 Toyota 86 860 Special Edition looks meaner, but isn’t any faster. A great buy for anyone who doesn’t equate power with enjoyment.