Report: TRD Toyota GT86 to debut at Goodwood alongside GRMN Sports version
The next biggest car show to come around is the UK’s world-renown Goodwood Festival of Speed. As a result, bits and pieces of news have been trickling down the rumormill, all of which have been hinting at some new and potentially serious cars that will be debuting at the show.
And in this piece of news, we discuss the new Toyota GT86, which has recently begun hitting local dealers around the world in its various forms. Word is that two mentionable renditions of Toyota and Subaru’s joint collaboration will be debuting at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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The first is an in-house modified version of the Toyota GT86, compliments of the brand’s tuning firm, TRD or Toyota Racing Development. Also being showcased alongside the TRD Toyota GT86 is another tuned version, though reworked by specialist firm, GRMN Sports and team Gazoo Racing.
Specifically, the GRMN Sports GT86 had its original debut at last month’s Nurburgring 24 Hours, where it received a rather modest presentation.
Though details regarding TRD’s version of the GT86 were sparse, the GRMN Sports GT86 on the other hand produces 215hp and 311 lb-ft of torque from an added twin-charger system. Though tuned for track use, complete with upgraded brakes and suspension, the GRMN Sports GT86 remains road legal as well.
Other changes include a special exhaust made by Gazoo racing, unique 18-inch alloys, and a more aggressive body kit.
More importantly however, is the TRD version of the Toyota GT86. We’ve already seen a harder performance version concept come from Subaru’s end, with the BRZ STi Concept. So while Subaru, the other parent of the GT86, has been hinting at a hardcore version of the BRZ, it’s sensible to think that Toyota is doing the same thing as well with their rumored TRD version.
– By: Chris Chin