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NewsToyota GR86 TRUENO Edition Revives Retro Vibes with Enhanced Performance for 2024

Toyota GR86 TRUENO Edition Revives Retro Vibes with Enhanced Performance for 2024

Revisiting the Past, Shaping the Future: The 2024 GR86 TRUENO Edition Blends Classic Styling with Modern Performance


TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has unveiled its special edition models for the 2024 lineup, among which the GR86 TRUENO Edition takes centre stage. This limited run GR86 celebrates the 40th anniversary of the iconic AE86’s launch, with only 50 units slated for the Canadian market.

2024 Toyota GR86 TRUENO Edition | Photo: Toyota

The TRUENO Edition features a two-tone black hood and side panel graphic paired with either Halo or Track bRed body paint. Unique design features include black metallic finished 18-inch wheels, black door handles, mirror caps, and a TRUENO Edition badge on the front bumper lip and rear decklid. Inside, red leather-trimmed Ultrasuede sport seats, red-stitched shift boot, and leather-wrapped steering wheel complement the attention to detail.

The 1980s AE86-inspired model will come exclusively in a manual transmission. An 8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, along with a premium eight-speaker audio system, ensure an engaging driving experience.

2024 Toyota GR86 TRUENO Edition | Photo: Toyota

In terms of performance, the GR86 TRUENO Edition comes with an upgraded package as standard, which includes ZF SACHS Dampers and Brembo Brakes, tuned by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing to optimize handling, ride comfort, and brake system consistency.

The GR86 TRUENO Edition is built on the heritage of the AE86, a model that revolutionized sporty performance in the 1980s. With a lightweight, rear-wheel-drive platform, and an upgraded suspension damper and brake system, the GR86 has been engineered for enthusiasts who enjoy tackling twists and turns with balanced power delivery.

2024 Toyota GR86 TRUENO Edition | Photo: Toyota

The 2024 GR86 TRUENO Edition amplifies its handling qualities with the addition of a standard performance package. The SACHS Dampers and Brembo Brakes, coupled with the GR86’s chassis, deliver a taut, responsive feel, ensuring drivers a balance of roll and pitch that maximizes control.

While retaining its lightweight sports car roots, all GR86 models feature modern engineering, tech, and convenience. The naturally aspirated 2.4-litre FA-24 engine delivers 228 hp and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. With either a 6-speed manual transmission or an electronically controlled automatic transmission (ECT-i), the GR86 ensures enhanced traction while cornering with a Torsen limited-slip rear differential.

2024 Toyota GR86 TRUENO Edition | Photo: Toyota

Inside the GR86, drivers can enjoy a low-slung, driver-focused cockpit, digital instrument panel, HVAC system with LED dials, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. An 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system, six-speaker audio system, and adjustable seating offer enthusiasts a dynamic driving experience.

The 2024 GR86 TRUENO Edition successfully merges throwback spirit with modern performance, providing drivers an exceptional fusion of style and engineering.

2024 Toyota GR86 TRUENO Edition | Photo: Toyota
2024 Toyota GR86 TRUENO Edition | Photo: Toyota
2024 Toyota GR86 TRUENO Edition | Photo: Toyota
2024 Toyota GR86 TRUENO Edition | Photo: Toyota
2024 Toyota GR86 TRUENO Edition | Photo: Toyota
2024 Toyota GR86 TRUENO Edition | Photo: Toyota
2024 Toyota GR86 TRUENO Edition | Photo: Toyota
2024 Toyota GR86 TRUENO Edition | Photo: Toyota
2024 Toyota GR86 TRUENO Edition | Photo: Toyota
2024 Toyota GR86 TRUENO Edition | Photo: Toyota
2024 Toyota GR86 TRUENO Edition | Photo: Toyota
2024 Toyota GR86 TRUENO Edition | Photo: Toyota
2024 Toyota GR86 TRUENO Edition | Photo: Toyota
2024 Toyota GR86 TRUENO Edition | Photo: Toyota
2024 Toyota GR86 TRUENO Edition | Photo: Toyota

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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