While there’s no question that the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ are great cars in their own right, they’re a bit lacking in the power department. Toyota’s Japanese tuning division has finally addressed this shortcoming with their special edition Toyota 86 GRMN (short for Gazoo Racing Masters of Nürburgring).
The Toyota 86 GRMN is a special edition model that features a number of aero upgrades, including a large rear wing and front splitter. Under its carbon-fiber hood, the engine has been treated to a new intake and exhaust system, as well as low-friction internal components. They retuned the suspension, upgraded the brakes, fitted a closer-ratio six-speed transmission, and even replaced some of the windows with plexiglass.
The net result of all of these changes? The Toyota 86 GRMN enjoys a modest boost in power (from 200HP to 216HP and from 151 lb-ft of torque to 160 lb-ft of torque). Coupled with the weight savings (roughly 100 lbs), this Toyota 86 should really get up and go!
But before you get too excited, Toyota is only building 100 of these cars (at a staggering price of $54K), and they’re not being sold outside of Japan.
Nice, but overpriced.. WAY overpriced.