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A more focused version of the Toyota GT86 has been developed by TRD to showcase the performance division's products
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14 June 2013

The most extreme Toyota GT86 will make its UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The TRD Griffon Project is a showcase for TRD's performance parts.

Toyota says the Griffon, which is not intended for production, has been developed specifically for track driving with extensive modifications to reduce weight and strengthen the chassis.

TRD has replaced the standard GT86’s Torsen limited-slip diff with its own mechanical diff and the final drive ratio has been reduced to 4.8:1. Coilover suspension units, a new oil cooler and TRD monoblock callipers with race-spec brake pads are among the other modifications.

The GT86 Griffon features a carbonfibre roof, bonnet, doors, bootlid and rear wings, while carbonfibre-reinforced plastic has been used to construct the bumpers, front wings and rear diffuser. The standard car’s glass windows have been replaced by polycarbonate units.

A new driver’s bucket seat, gear knob, ignition button and gauges – all from TRD –are installed alongside a Momo steering wheel and Takata seatbelts. 

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businessman 30 June 2013

As it is, the engine is

As it is, the engine is desolately empty at low to medium revs, and it feels very noisily strained: the sound and the speed don't tally.

rvtrailers 17 June 2013

As it is, the engine is

As it is, the engine is desolately empty at low to medium revs, and it feels very noisily strained: the sound and the speed don't tally

rxl 17 June 2013

what about weight reduction ??

i sory but this articule is lacks an important infrmation. with this transformation the car has gone through a massive 500 lbs (227 Kg) weight reduction! wich means it alters the BHP/ton ratio! and its 200 BHP is equivalent to have 240 bhp in the normal car.