At the Tokyo Auto Salon, which since January 15 recall all fans of tuning and customization of Japan and surroundings, next to the FR-S Racing, a sports variant of the model presented last October at the Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota will also present the GT 86 Gazoo Racing Masters of Nürburgring (GRMN), a special edition of the Japanese sports, aimed at further accentuate the sporty. Production will be limited to only 100 copies, sold exclusively in Japan at a price of about 50,000 Euros.
Toyota GT 86 Characteristics
In addition to reducing the weight of 45 kg than the standard version, thanks to the carbon fiber hood and glazing of plexiglass, the engineers at Toyota have also hand to the engine, mated to a manual six-speed close-ratio: values Power and torque have risen, respectively, to 216 hp and 217 Nm. In addition, next to the new aerodynamic (front splitter and large rear wing in the queue), the fund has been optimized suspension and taken back wheels larger. Finally, they were pillars ventilated brake discs.
Toyota GT 86 Interior
The test car even comes with four ECU maps, accessed via double-purposing the cruise control stalk. Pull and hold, and the rev counter leaps to the number on its dial that corresponds with the current setting, and you simply move between them by nudging the cruise stalk up and down.
Map one is for 95ron petrol, which costs you about 15bhp. Map two is for 98ron, map 3 adds a more aggressive throttle map, and map 4 switches on what Cosworth calls ‘the toys’ – principally launch control and a flat-shift capability. The ability to flat-shift means you can keep the right pedal pinned while changing up for the fastest possible acceleration and some excellent noises.