Scion, Toyota’s “youth brand” in America, will enter the FR-S (Japanese name: Toyota 86) in the finals of the 93rd Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 28.
Started in 1916, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the world’s most popular hill climb racing event held in Colorado Springs, United States. They conduct a timed race in one go at a 20km course.
The race begins at an altitude of 2,800m, and its goal point is at 4,300m. Its height difference is 1,500m and it has 156 corners. Due to the insufficient oxygen caused by the tall height of the goal area, the engine’s power decreases by approximately 30%, making it an extreme motorsport activity.
For several years, the Scion FR-S has been joining the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. For this year, Robert Walker will once again enter the challenge of the Time Attack category using the 86.
GReddy Racing takes part in the project for the entry of the 86 in the Pikes Peak racing event. They conducted tuning by equipping high capacity turbochargers manufactured by Garrett, raised its cooling performance, changed its engine computer, making its weight light, adding aeroparts, etc. It works with E85 fuel. It generates a maximum output and a maximum torque of 480hp and 49.8kgm respectively.
(Translated by Claire Marie Sausora)