Hey everyone! I have been viewing this forum off and on for the past two months and have some news that might be helpful after seeing some of the discussions! About four or five weeks ago I found a Toyota dealership that was able to preorder me a GR86 for a $1000 deposit. I was worried about the car not being widely available with the chip shortages and considering it’s a niche market and few will be produced anyway. A couple days ago my dealer told me that the car was set to begin production this month (August 2021) and that I would need to come down and customize it. Though I haven’t been given a date when I can do so, it will be before the end of this month and the car will likely be ready in November. Keep in mind the car hasn’t been officially released and three other dealerships told me they had no idea when the car would be available and said it would maybe be available next year. I saw this not to brag or anything but to let you all know to do some searching! Some Toyota dealerships are considered to be “high profile” which means they receive the new exciting vehicles before any other dealership. I was lucky to have one of these high profile dealerships near me but before I called around I had no idea. Good luck to all of you and feel free to ask me questions! Not sure what I can add to the car yet but I’m for sure going with Halo White, Premium Trim and yes an Automatic since it will be my daily and the automatic has a manual mode for when I want to have fun with it. Good luck guys!