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Toyota to showcase a 315bhp Toyota 86 at Goodwood

By FaezClutchless on 03 Jul 2012

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The Toyota 86 is one of the most anticipated sports cars that came out from Japan in the past few years. But as soon as it was released, many complained about the lack of power and wanted more out of it. It seems that these clamouring have not gone unnoticed because Toyota will display a much more powerful 86 at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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Toyota will bring two special versions of the Toyota 86 at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. These include the 315 horsepower GRMN Sports FR Concept and the 86 TRD.

The GRMN Sports FR Concept looks interesting for those who crave for more power out of the Toyota 86 as it gets an 115bhp increase with the help of a turbo and supercharger. Built by the tuning and racing team, Gazoo Racing, the car will also has an increase in its torque; from 204Nm to 421Nm.

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The car is considered street legal in most parts of the world, but its modifications are meant to be used on the track. There is a roll cage inside, along with a harder-edged suspension and beefed-up brakes.

The rolling stock includes 245/40-18 front and 265/35-18 rear tires wrapping larger, 18-inch wheels. The exhaust system is new as well, and the body gets outfitted with a huge rear wing, new front and rear fascias and side mouldings. A special exhaust system has also been fitted by Gazoo Racing.

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The other model, the 86 TRD, will be an accessorised version of the car, with Toyota's U.K. dealers, for the first time, offering Toyota Racing Development (TRD) upgrades. The car equipped with all of the TRD accessories and all other available options will likely be limited to just 86 examples and likely cost a monster £40,000 (about US$62,400) or £15,000 more than the standard Toyota 86.

The add-on TRD pieces include 225/40 R18 Dunlop Sport Maxx tyres on unique rims, larger brake discs and callipers, 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 just over 200 horsepower. Inside, the manual shifter gets a short-throw kit and there are more TRD badges.

Photo credit: Motor Authority and carrolodex.com

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