2013 Toyota 86 TRD Griffon concept review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 22 June 2013 , 06:06:48 byAngela

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Toyota 86 TRD Griffon concept

Japanese carmaker Toyota will participate at the 2013 edition of the Goodwood Festival of Speed that will take place in Britain starting with the 11th of July. The arsenal of cars will include the GT 86 TRD Griffon Project and for many this name might sound a bit familiar. Why? Well the carmaker has presented it at the beginning of this year, in January at the Tokyo Auto Salon as a concept. TRD managed to develop the 86 Griffon as a track racer keeping the engine of the model intact, but upgrading the rest of the components and shaving 500 pounds to bring the weight down to 2.310 pounds.

The engineers have used lightweight carbon fiber for the bonnet, roof, doors, and boot lid and rear wings and to further reduce the weight, they have used carbon fiber reinforced plastic for the rear diffuser and for the wider front wings. For all windows, instead of glass, they have used polycarbonate. The new Toyota GT 86 now comes with new aerodynamic enhancements along with interior improvements that include a bucket seat, gear shift knob, ignition button, oil pressure and water temperature gauges borrowed from TRD.

The list continues with a Momo steering wheel and Takata seatbelts. As it turns out, the Japanese specialists have offered a lot of different components that have been reinforced or upgraded. Here we have to mention the new TRD mechanical LSD, a coilover suspension kit, but also shorter final gear ratio. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have offered new 18-inch wheels covered in Yokohama Advan tires. Well folks, these are all the details available on the matter for the moment. We will return with more details on the matter soon.