19 May 2012

Toyota 86 gains more firepower - 320bhp & 420Nm

If you think the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ is a bit lacking in intimidating power, Gazoo Racing might have the answer for you. The FA20 lump has been fettled with two form of forced induction, namely both supercharger and turbocharger. The combination would be good to deliver low end punch as well as top rev power. In current state of tuning, the powertrain delivers 320bhp and 421Nm, channelling the drive only via the 6 speed manual transmission. Officially dubbed as a concept, but the kit could filter out as an aftermarket add-on at some stage. The powertrain output is healthy upgrade from the standard unit 197bhp/205Nm punch.
Apart from the increased in the power stake, Gazoo Racing also has recalibrated the chassis setup in the form of revised suspension tuning, upgraded braking systems and wider tyre combination of 245/40 R18 for the front and 265/35 R18 at the back (upped from 215/40 R18 and 225/40 R18 in standard car).

Aesthetically, the exterior has been garnished with more muscular front bumper that comes with bigger intakes and wider too, that goes with wide-body side panelling that include new fender, more protruding sills and wider rear arches. Rear spoiler and new rear bumper complete the exterior makeover.
The cosy cabin has been made more intimate when some of precious space is now shared with the roll cage. Four point harness is also part of the package, as well as the bucket seats which are the sole seat in the cabin as the rear set was deemed unfocused. The interior trimmings are different, with more striking combination of black leather with red stitching, painted plastic panel and bare steering wheel.

The car is called Sport FR Concept. It is currently being showcased at the Le Mans 24 Hours race where Toyota fielded four Toyota 86 and one Lexus LFA. Some more photos of Toyota 86 Sport FR Concept can be found after the jump.

Source: FT86 Club

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