Toyota 86 Style Cb

Toyota 86 Style Cb Review: “A real sports car with mismatched funny style” by Yoichi Moroboshi

I got the chance to test drive the customized model of the Toyota 86, the Style Cb.

Its greatest feature is its styling. It is filled with a slightly classical and funny ambiance, with its round headlights and plated bumper parts. Its styling also reminds me of the Jaguar E-Type.

Its steering wheel which has a red stitch cover, shift knob, parking brake lever, and the like are what makes this 86 model special. I felt that its steering touch is more fitting than the usual and that’s probably because of its rough stitches.

When I started the car, its riding feel felt harder than that of the standard model. Its shock absorber was changed to Sachs shocks as an option (for 75,600 yen), and its wheels were changed to 18-inch BBS-made wheels (for 399,600 yen) as an option as well. Aside from that, its front tires were also changed to 215/40R18 size and rear tires to 225/40R18 size tires.

Through the changes to its suspension, its handling obtained sharpness and a more profound length. When I turned the steering, it exhibited a high response, and when I turned it on the other side, its nose immediately changed direction. Its riding feel is somewhat hard, but not to the extent that it’s not good. I was riding in a coupe so it’s okay to have this kind of hard riding feel. This hard riding feel didn’t mean that its suspension would not move. It’s just that it has a deep length.

This car is very fascinating, but its base price is 4,263,055 yen. The body color of the test drive car was a factory-opted Crystal White Pearl and it was equipped with an exclusive roof wrapping, and a plate garnished rear spoiler. For the shop option, aside from the abovementioned shock absorbers and wheels, it is also equipped with a standard type navigator and basic type ETC. Its full price when you choose all options would reach 5,250,723 yen.

â–  5 Star Rating
Packaging: ★★★★
Interior / Comfort: ★★★
Power Source: ★★★
Footwork: ★★★★
Recommendation: ★★★

Yoichi Moroboshi | Automotive Journalist
He became a freelance journalist at 23 years old after working as an editor for an automotive magazine. He competed in races like the Fuji Freshman series in his late 20s for seven years. He does motorsports photography and works as a photojournalist. His hobby is cooking.

(Translated by Claire Marie Sausora)