You know when a car is getting some serious love from places you wouldn’t even think of? When a country that specializes in some of the fastest cars on the planet decides that they want first dibs on a special edition model of the said vehicle.
Over in Italy, Japanese automaker Toyota will launch their new GT 86 sports coupe by releasing a limited number of models bearing the "First Edition" name. Limited to only 86 units, the 86 First Edition will bear a few styling distinctions, including a Lightning Red paint finish with black adhesives running along the hoof, up the rear wing, and on the bottom of the sides. In addition, these models will also carry a numbered plate that will be engraved with the name of the owner.
Speaking of these buyers, the lucky 88 that will be getting a piece of the 86 First Edition will also be entitled to participate in the 86’s GT Academy.
The 86 First Edition won’t have any performance modifications so expect the sports coupe to carry a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated flat-four engine that produces 200 horsepower and 151 lb/ft of torque.
The 86 First Edition has been priced at €29,000, which is around $37,000 based on current exchange rates.
UPDATE 05/29/2012: Toyota Italy has unveiled a pretty cool video showing off the design details of their new GT 86 First Edition. Enjoy!