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It's getting harder and harder to purchase a genuine stripped down vehicle these days. Manufacturers have discovered that it's both cheaper and easier to offer every model with a surprisingly high level of content rather than build multiple variations on the same theme. That's why tricks like power locks and windows are all but ubiquitous, even on bargain-basement models.

Not so in Japan. Toyota is offering buyers a stripper version of the company's new GT86 sports coupe. The vehicle comes as a blank canvas just waiting for your personal touch. Outside, the stock 17-inch alloy wheels are replaced with 16-inch steelies, and the bumpers, side mirrors and door handles all arrive unpainted. Don't expect to find any fog lights, either.

Indoors, niceties like a stereo, air conditioning and even trim work around the steering wheel and shifter are nowhere to be found. Toyota even went so far as to ditch the plastic intake cover under the hood. The vehicle doesn't come with a limited-slip rear differential, but the sacrifice seems worth it to us. For starters, the GT-86 RC carries a price tag of 1.9 million Yen, or $24,601 at current conversion rates. That's significantly less than the standard model. Then there's the fact that the RC weighs nearly 100 pounds less than the base GT-86.

Sadly, we doubt either Scion or Subaru will offer a similarly stripped-down version of their respective FR-S or BRZ models, though history disagrees with us. Scion did, in fact, offer a stripper version of the tC back in 2007 called the tC Spec Package.Toyota GT86 offered in stripped down RC flavor... in Japan originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 09 Feb 2012 13:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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wait, wtf? $24,601 for the stripped down version is "significantly less" than the standard model?

I thought this car was supposed to be a bargain. If the standard model is closer to $30k then that changes my opinion of it.
 

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Yeah... I'm gonna need to hear some price figures now because I was thinking around $24k for the base model.
 

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We all know prices are much lesser in the US compared to the Japanese equivalents. So lets keep our chins up.
 

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We all know prices are much lesser in the US compared to the Japanese equivalents. So lets keep our chins up.
Grammar Nazi time. Where's eyler?
 

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Grammar Nazi time. Where's eyler?

Now seriously, the one time I made fun of someone's grammar somebody got angry and ranted about how I'm an ******* and probably an awful teacher. Since then, I've not said anything just because I really don't care...

But, if you guys are going to suggest it... :evillaugh::evillaugh::evillaugh::evillaugh:
 

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oh, I was calling myself grammar nazi for pointing it out. And then figured I'd call you in for support.
 

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oh, I was calling myself grammar nazi for pointing it out. And then figured I'd call you in for support.
Fuck it. Let's do this shit. Where's my Hugo Boss designed uniform?

What was wrong there? :confused:

Edit: lower?

It's fucking much less.

GET YO FUCKING GRAMMAR RIGHT, YO! I'm Hardass McCormick when it comes to grammar!

FUCKING GRAMMAR EDIT!

Much lower would also be acceptable.
 

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ROFL. holy shit your post made me literally laugh out loud.
 

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Couldn't justify losing all those conveniences for 100lbs of savings. Not worth it IMO. Not painting panels!? Seriously?
 

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ROFL. holy shit your post made me literally laugh out loud.
Don't you mean...

I'm rolling on the floor, laughing. Holy shit, your post made me laugh out loud, literally.

Get your fucking grammar-head out of your poor-grammar-ass! :D
 

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Don't you mean...

I'm rolling on the floor, laughing. Holy shit, your post made me laugh out loud, literally.

Get your fucking grammar-head out of your poor-grammar-ass! :D
ahahahahah :pokeowned:
 

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ROFL. holy shit your post made me literally laugh out loud, again.
 

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All of this over one word? Wow, I'm glad you taught us.


Here, let me use my sarcasm font, since you seem to not get it...

Yes, over one word, because the fact that I'm an English Teacher doesn't allow for grammar-themed hilarity to ensue every once in a while.

Whats the point of leaving some of the body panels unpainted?!?!?! Getting them painted would probably outweigh the savings... Id take the base model with the LSD
I'd assume they plan on those being modified or replaced with aftermarket pieces. Not painting them would save money if they were just replaced, and save the modifier money if they were being modified.
 
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