Toyota 86 GRMN

Photo Feature: Toyota 86 GRMN, “the ultimate 86” built from the know-how of Nurburgring 24 hours

Toyota Motor Corporation announced that it will release 100 limited edition units of the 86 GRMN developed by Gazoo Racing. Reservations will be accepted from January 4 to 22 only through their website at a price of 6,480,000 yen.

Developed through the engineering and knowledge cultivated from the 24 Hours of Nurburgring endurance race, the 86 GRMN is “a model that offers the joy of sport driving at its fullest.”

Along with updates to the intake and exhaust system, Toyota has improved its engine responsiveness by incorporating low-friction internal engine components. Combined with its close ratio six-speed manual transmission, the 86 GRMN offers a ride that maximizes on its performance.

The engine hood, trunk lid, and roof panel all feature carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) material, while the rear window and quarter windows are made of thermoplastic resin (polycarbonate) for enhanced weight reduction and lower center of gravity. The 86 GRMN features improved basic performance for driving, turning, and stopping as a result of better body rigidity from additional reinforcements, exclusively tuned suspension, tires with different diameters for the front and rear, and enhanced braking performance that offers the “joy of handling” that can only come from a GRMN.

The engine generates 219ps of maximum output and 21.1kgm of maximum torque. It seats up to two passengers and weighs 1,230kg. It comes equipped with 215/40R17 83W 17×7 tires on the front and 235/40R17 90W 17×8 tires at the back.