Hotter Toyota 86s at speed festival
For those who think the single 200kW powertrain choice for Toyota's Subaru joint venture GT86 is a little limp, here's an exciting prospect.
Toyota took two special GT86s to the Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend.
One had a 315kW by the use of both supercharging and turbocharging from GRMN Sports, a kit that also more than doubles the standard cars 151Nm of torque to 311Nm.
The second car was a more cosmetic offering, called the GT86 TRD, and it's more a heavily accessorised version of the car.
While the GRMN car won't come to New Zealand, the TRD product probably will, and will include 225/40 R18 Dunlop Sport Maxx tyres on unique rims, larger brakes and calipers, a throatier exhaust, a full body kit, and TRD badges.
The engine gets only different oil and air filters, with the added power just pushing the total output to a tad more than the standard car's 200kW and manual cars get a slicker, short-throw shift kit.