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Toyota to Debut 315 Horsepower Gazoo Racing Toyota GT86 (FR-S/BRZ) at Goodwood 28
Jun
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, Gazoo Racing, Goodwood Festival of Speed, News, Scion, Scion FR-S, Subaru, Subaru BRZ, TOYOTA, Toyota GT 86, Tuners on 06 28th, 2012

The new Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ here in America, together, are the hottest and most-talked about compact sports cars around currently. Aftermarket vendors have recognized this and gone into overtime to develop and market modifications for the vehicles. Overseas, known as the Toyota GT86, the new RWD sports coupe has received modifications from all angles, specifically, forced induction courtesy of Gazoo Racing.

The twin-force-fed Toyota GT86 utilizes a combination of a turbocharger and supercharger to work in sync virtually eliminating lag and peeking out at 315 horsepower with 311 pound-feet of torque. The modified Gazoo Racing Toyota GT86 is set to debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend.

Another surprise to Goodwood will be a TRD variant of the Toyota GT86 featuring aesthetically accessorized modifications instead increased power. The TRD version also receives a short-shifter kit, larger 18-inch wheels and tires, performance exhaust and TRD badges. Reportedly, the GT86 TRD package will be available in the U.K. sometime in 2013.

With the barrage of new modifications and TRD add-ons coming down the pipeline, it is only a matter of time that we see new variations of the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ offered here in the states. Of course we should not expect forced induction mods to be offered at your local dealerships, but the TRD ‘kit’ may be a realistic probability.



Japan’s Gazoo Racing Builds Twin-Charged Toyota GT86 (Scion FR-S) 17
May
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Concept Vehicle, Gazoo Racing, Kurt, News, Scion, Scion FR-S, TOYOTA on 05 17th, 2012

Gazoo Racing's Sport FR Concept. Image: Gazoo Racing

So much for the debate on whether or not a turbocharger setup will fit under the hood of the Scion FR-S: Japan’s Gazoo Racing has found a way to stuff both a turbocharger and a supercharger under the hood of the new Toyota GT86/Scion FR-S.

The report comes from FT-86 Club via Autoblog, but there isn’t a lot of detail to be had on Gazoo’s efforts just yet. The build included a Gazoo turbo and blower, Gazoo exhaust, Gazoo suspension and brake upgrades and a body kit that includes a sizable rear wing. Output is said to be 320 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, which should prove to be plenty entertaining in a car as light as the Scion FR-S.

Although the car is a one-off concept for now, it stands to reason that Gazoo will put the various parts into production once testing is complete. We’re not sure you’ll be able to buy the Gazoo-branded parts on this side of the Pacific Ocean, but we wouldn’t be too concerned. Gazoo has something of an OEM supplier relationship with Toyota, which seems to open the door for a TRD-branded twincharger kit.

Even if that doesn’t happen, we’d be very surprised if other tuners don’t have forced-induction kits for the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ ready in time for this year’s SEMA show.







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