New GR 86 comes wilder straight from the factory floor.
The 2022 Toyota GR 86 hasn't gone on sale yet, but tuning houses are already hard at work producing a host of upgrades. HKS has a new supercharger kit that's ready to go as soon as this new sports car arrives locally.
Like before, the GR 86 shares its engine, platform, and interior with the Subaru BRZ. At the recent Fuji Style show in Japan, many tuning houses unveiled their upcoming offerings for the new 86.
Toyota Gazoo Racing isn't going to be left out of the party this time. There were a few limited editions of the previous model but no catalog of parts you can order straight from the factory. As the previous 86 was a favorite amongst modifiers, Toyota potentially lost a lot of revenue.
Toyota's GR department is ready now, however. It recently previewed some of these accessories by unveiling two concept models at the same Fuji Style show.
First off, we have the GR Parts Concept, featuring a massive front splitter. It comes with carbon fiber accents which contrast nicely with the white demonstrator car. The wider fenders add 1.7 inches to the overall width of the car. From the side, you'll notice the all-new 19-inch alloys with five double spokes. If the front is perhaps too OTT for you, you won't appreciate the rear. It has a massive wing and diffusers that stick out like Wolverine's claws. The quad exhaust pipes look good, though. Hopefully, they'll deliver the same rich boxer sound as TOM's GR 86.
Were not 100% convinced these aerodynamic features impact the new GR 86's performance, even though its new 2.4-liter engine is more powerful than before.
The GR Parts Customization Concept is less showy. It's for the discerning GR 86 owner that's not interested in being constantly followed around by a swarm of boy racers. The front and rear bumpers are less flamboyant. Its rear spoiler is better incorporated into the overall design, and the quad exhaust outlets look much better than the standard two-pipe design.
These cars aren't mere showcases for exterior additions. The GR modification catalog will also include window tinting, a key cover, and carbon fiber trim pieces for the interior. Performance upgrades include more powerful brakes, adjustable dampers, and high-performance Bridgestone rubber.
Toyota made no mention of the engine, but it's most likely the stock 2.4-liter four-cylinder boxer engine producing 228 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. According to the claimed figures, the all-new GR 86 will get to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds in manual guise.
The previous model was all about balance and handling. Toyota will likely stick close to this recipe, but we reckon it won't be long until we see the first 86 with a ridiculous engine swap.