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2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition is gorgeous and green

The Toyota 86 is a bit of a diamond in the rough, but the Hakone Edition visual upgrades add a welcome bit of polish.

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It's almost a cliche to call Toyota's 86 "underrated," but the nimble sports car doesn't really get the respect it deserves -- especially now that it lives in the shadow of the new Toyota Supra.

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Yes, the coupe is a bit underpowered with just 205 horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque in its most potent form.

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But the 86's strength lies in its fantastic handling and engaging drive. It may not be the fastest 'round a circuit, but it feels downright heroic. 

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The Hakone Edition adds a bit of visual polish to this diamond in the rough, coating the sheetmetal in gorgeous Hakone Green paint and filling the arches with bronze 17-inch wheels.

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This example was outfitted with the optional automatic transmission. It's not the worst slushbox I've had to use, but the 86 is best experienced with a stick shift.

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The relatively narrow 215-width tires allow the 86 to easily wiggle its tail, despite being low on power.

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The 86 leaves a bit of performance on the table, a remnant of its former life as a mod-it-yourself Scion model.

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Unfortunately, the echoes of Scion have left the 86 with extremely basic cabin tech. This rear camera tucked into the mirror, for example, is downright terrible.

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This engine is shared with the Subaru BRZ.

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Keep on going for more photos of the Hakone Green 2020 Toyota 86 or check out Roadshow's full review for more details.

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