Japanese Tuner Builds A Better Lexus Toyota GR 86

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It has a more aggressive stance and better wheels, but the same power output.

It hasn't even been a full month since the 2022 Toyota GR 86 debuted and already, several body kits have been introduced to spice up its appearance, not to mention a possible Lexus version we just heard about. The new GR 86 is a great canvas for parts designers to work with, though. It has a sporty, compact stance but there aren't any unnecessarily garish details. Already, we have seen some very aggressive body kits from Toyota Gazoo Racing which are definitely not for wallflowers. For something that's a touch more subtle, Japanese tuner SARD has revealed its own GT1 body kit for the new GR 86.


SARD specializes in Toyotas and previously unveiled a modified GR Supra that was one of the most striking interpretations of the coupe we had ever seen. The GR 86's GT1 kit is a bit tamer but still menacing in its own way. In fact, the front fascia is possibly less aggressive than the stock model due to a smaller opening below the license plate. Along the side, the changes are more dramatic. Besides larger BBS wheels, there are lower sills, SARD branding on the front fender, and a diagonal section leading into the rear fender that increases the width of the coupe.


Whereas the stock coupe has a distinctive ducktail spoiler, SARD has replaced this with a small wing in black, which looks pretty good with the white paintwork of this example. There are also larger tailpipes and the taillight detailing has been changed to feature a rounded lighting element. The only picture of the cabin shows that there are new leather and Alcantara seats in a two-tone black/red combination. There is more SARD branding to be found on the seatbelts.

No power enhancements were mentioned, and although Toyota has increased outputs to 228 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque in the new GR 86, we expect to see many aftermarket kits to raise these numbers further in the near future.

Source Credits: SARD

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