Toyota Motor Corp. will accept orders of its concept car 86 GRMN, which Toyota Gazoo Racing developed, from January 4 to 22. Honda will release a limited number of 100 units to applicants selected through draw lots starting on February 1. It costs 6.48 million yen.
The 86 GRMN is a high-performance two-seater car that adopted the knowledge gained through the Nurgburging 24-hour endurance race. In addition to the intake and exhaust system modifications, its low-friction internal engine components improve engine responsiveness. Mated to a close-ratio 6-speed MT, it delivers its utmost performance.
Furthermore, through the adoption of polycarbonate rear windows and quarter windows, and engine hood, trunk lid and roof panels made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, the 86 GRMN is lighter and has a low center of gravity. In addition to improving body rigidity by adding stiffeners, the 86 GRMN pursues its fundamental performance of “running,” “turning,” and “stopping” through exclusive suspension tuning, differently-sized front and rear tires, and enhanced braking performance.
Its design boldly expresses a powerful and sporty feel, and its form takes more consideration to its aerodynamic performance, having all sorts of aero components such as CFRP-made large rear spoilers, front spoilers, and bumper with side fins. It also pursued driver operability through the improved diameter of its steering wheel and the exclusive sports seat.
The exterior features a White Pearl Crystal Shine body color, while the interior features black tones. It will be manufactured in the exclusive production line at Motomachi Plant where it will be assembled by workers that are “artisans.”
Also, the 86 GRMN is planned to be displayed at the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon, which will be held at Makuhari Messe from January 15 to 17.
(Translated by Kimberlee Estampa)