It gets orange stitching, though.

Toyota isn't shy of launching special editions of its GT86 in a bid to push slow sales - but the latest Orange Edition is definitely something we can get behind. It's finished in blazing Solar Orange paintwork, while contrasting metallic black door mirrors and rear spoiler complete the look.

Inside is more reserved, with little change apart from (relatively) discreet orange stitching in the black leather and Alcantara seats.

Internet forum warriors have been complaining that the GT86 needs more power to be a true alternative to the ever-more-powerful hot hatch market, but Toyota's sticking to its line that 200hp is adequate. That power comes from a 2.0-litre Boxer engine situated up front, sending all of its horses to the rear wheels via a limited-slip diff.

That means it'll take the usual 7.6 seconds if you opt for the manual box, raising to 8.2 seconds if you prefer your sports cars with just the two pedals.

Like its engine, everything else about the GT86 remains the same as the top-spec Pro model. You get Toyota's Touch 2 infotainment system with DAB and Bluetooth along with heated front seats and aluminium sports pedals.

The firm says the new special edition is the first of its new Club Series, "a new stamp of quality for limited edition versions of the GT86." That suggests we could yet more GT86 special editions in the near future, following on from the bright yellow Giallo and the stripey Blanco.

Prices start at £28,800 for the GT86 Orange Edition when paired with the six-speed manual transmission, raising to £30,270 with the automatic 'box.

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Source: Toyota

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