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Tokyo Auto Salon 2014: Gazoo Racing’s GRMN 86 Concept unveiled

GRMN 86 concept

Toyota’s Gazoo Racing performance division has unveiled their GRMN 86 Concept at the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon. The concept car gets inspiration from the Gazoo Racing Toyota 86 Nurburgring 24-Hour race car for its more aggressive carbon-fiber infused exterior consists of a large rear GT-style wing, vented hood, trunk, and roof as part of its diet. Additional lightening through replacing windows with polycarbonate has resulted in a total of 75 kg weight savings.

Subtle Gazoo Racing livery distinctly set it apart from a normal 86, while the ‘GR’ logo embedded on the doors send a striking statement on the model’s identity.

Engine-wise, the GRMN 86 supposedly has a re-tuned engine, but no official performance figures were given. The suspension as received re-tuning for the dampers while the ride height has been lowered by 10mm for a lower center of gravity and the chassis receives additional rigidity improvements for better handling. The brakes have also been upgraded to multi-piston monoblock calipers with larger rotors.

While many would compare the new GRMN 86 Concept to last year’s Platinum Concept or even the twin-charged concept, this is as close it gets to a street-legal GRMN 86 model if they ever decide to release one.

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