The New Toyota GR 86 Has Already Been Supercharged

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And now has 340 hp to play with.

The second-generation Toyota GR 86 has officially been unveiled, and will hit the roads as a 2022 year model in the USA by the end of this year. While many may welcome the new model's larger-displacement 2.4-liter boxer engine, now putting out a healthy 228 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, for some, the GR 86 needs something a little bit… more. Fortunately, while the GR 86 was only unveiled in US-spec a little more than a week ago, back in Japan, Toyota has already given development models out to various tuners to get to work on, and HKS has delivered something pretty damn special.

HKS Co., Ltd.
HKS Co., Ltd.
HKS Co., Ltd.

Dubbed the GR86 HKS Concept, the Japanese tuning firm has thoroughly worked over a standard GR 86 from top to bottom. The biggest news is what lies under the hood, as HKS has fitted a GT2 supercharger kit to the stock motor along with an HKS oil cooler kit and a Hi-Power Spec L II super lightweight exhaust with a titanium tip. Final figures haven't been confirmed, but the tuner says that when the kit reaches the market, it'll have a final output of "about 340 hp", making it circa 120 horsepower more potent than stock. Other mechanical upgrades to the tuning concept include the fitment of Hipermax S coilover suspension, which HKS claims provide the "best ride in HKS suspension history."

The concept is more than just a mechanical upgrade testbed, though, and many of the upgraded visual cues you see here will be available to purchase.

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HKS Co., Ltd.
HKS Co., Ltd.
HKS Co., Ltd.
HKS Co., Ltd.

The front lip spoiler and front canards, side skirts, and rear under spoiler are all manufactured from woven carbon fiber, but will almost go unnoticed compared to the massive dual spoiler. Not only is there a carbon fiber ducktail extension, but also a tall GT wing to round out the HKS Type S body kit. We haven't seen how much the interior has been upgraded, but the company has confirmed that a range of accessories including a dry carbon shift knob and hand brake cover will be available.

There's no word yet when customers will be able to purchase these upgrades, but we wouldn't be surprised to see these available within weeks of the GR 86's local market launch. Because they're mechanically identical, we also suspect all upgrades will also work on the new Subaru BRZ.

HKS Co., Ltd.
HKS Co., Ltd.
HKS Co., Ltd.
HKS Co., Ltd.
HKS Co., Ltd.

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