Toyota GT 86 Race Car Modded and Competition-Ready

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

The Toyota GT 86 generates enough buzz by itself, but it’s hard to resist looking at pictures of a race-modified version like the one in our gallery below.

At this point the name and car are basically cool by definition, which is why every time something new pops up concerning the Toyota GT 86, Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ, everyone and their grandmother jumps on the bandwagon to talk about it. For better or worse, we’re no different when it comes to this car.

The truth is, we don’t want to be. With its low-slung 2.0-liter Boxer engine and low center of gravity, the Toyota GT 86 is already a track car. Still, its co-authors (Subaru and Toyota) insist that it’s tuner ready and meant for tinkering.

That’s especially evident in Japan where customers can buy a stripped-down version of the GT 86 that comes with absolutely no frills — not even painted bumpers.

None of that, however, is news at all. What we’re looking at today is the race-modded version you see above. With big air vents cut into the hood that look a little like the previous generation Dodge Viper, a super low lip kit and a massive spoiler to add downforce at high speeds. It’s basically just eye candy, but who can complain about that?

GALLERY: Toyota GT 86 race car

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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