A year after launching its GT86 sports car, Toyota will return to the Goodwood Festival of speed with a race-bred version of its wildly popular coupe.
The car, which initially debuted during the Tokyo Auto Salon, was created by Toyota Racing Development specifically for track driving. Lighter, stiffer and better prepared for high-speed driving, the hood, roof, doors, deck lid and spoiler are all made of carbon fiber. Its bumpers are made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic as are the front wings and rear diffuser.
It gathers further weight savings by using polycarbonate plastic instead of glass for the windows as well.
A TRD mechanical limited-slip differential replaces the car’s standard Torsen unit and the final gear ratio is shortened to 4.8:1. TRD also added a coil over suspension kit.
Other changes include upgraded brake pads and an oil cooler for the engine, which remains stock, as well as new 18-inch wheels with Yokohama Advan tires.
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