Gazoo Bringing Rebodied Twincharged GT86 to Tokyo


We didn't think the GT86 needed a rebody, but Toyota' Japanese racing division apparently did.

If you've seen a Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ on the street (as this writer did this morning), you've probably thought to yourself that it looks even better in person than it does in pictures. But someone evidently thinks it can improve on the sportscar's design. That someone, in this case, is Gazoo Racing, one of Toyota's many motorsport divisions, which is bringing a rebodied and mechanically tweaked 86 (as the FR-S is known in Japan) to the Tokyo Auto Salon in a couple of weeks.

Gazoo has yet to release the fully skinny on the GRMN (Gazoo Racing by MN) Sports FR Concept Platinum, as it's apparently known in full, but it has released a few teaser shots to give us a glimpse at what to expect. The headlights and taillamps have apparently been replaced with reshaped ones that, to our eyes, look more dated than the stock ones, but we'll reserve final judgment for when the vehicle is unveiled in full. Like the GRMN Sports FR Concept revealed at Goodwood in the summer, the Platinum concept packs a twin-charged 2.0-liter boxer four with both supercharger and turbocharger to raise output up to 325 hp and 318 lb-ft of torque.

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