Toyota GT-86 TRD coming to Europe as Celica image

The Japanese based automaker Toyota will introduce the TRD version of the GT-86 sports car, and the model will also arrive in Europe as the Celica.

After being presented at several automotive events throughout the end of 2011, including the Tokyo Motor Show, the Toyota GT-86 is once again placed into the spotlights after the model has been announced to enter the European auto market as the Celica. But not just any Celica and not just any GT-86, because the sports car will get the TRD treatment (Toyota Racing Dynamics), which, theoretically, should fit the model with a sportier suspension system, improved brakes, new 18 inch alloy wheels and probably some tweaks to the engine. There’s no official word on the model yet but this might hit the Geneva Motor Show in March.

As a reminder, the Toyota GT-86 is 4.240 mm long, 1.285 mm tall and 2.570 mm wide, being the most compact four-seat sports car on the market. The weight distribution is 53:47 (front to rear). The model is powered by the Subaru borrowed 2.0 liter four-cylinder with the company’s D-4S direct injection technology, which is sending the 197 HP at 7.000 rpm and 205 Nm of torque (151 lb-ft) at 6.600 rpm to the rear wheels.