The Japanese based automaker Toyota is planning to reveal a high performance version of its GT 86 sports car which is the newest model in its lineup.
After Subaru has officially announced its intentions to develop a turbocharged version of the BRZ, which is actually the GT 86’s “brother”, Toyota had to do something about this too and, according to the company’s chief engineer, Tetsuo Tada, some supercharging might happen pretty soon. The high performance version of the Toyota GT 86 will be the work of TRD (Toyota Racing Development), which, in the past, has thrown some superchargers at other models of the manufacturer.
Even if this model won’t be the new generation of the Toyota Supra, the GT 86 will be an interesting choice but the power upgrade might not be so impressive. There’s no official word on the number of horsepower which the Toyota GT 86 will gain for its high performance version, but rumors say that 50 HP will be added to the existent 197 BHP, Subaru sourced. We don’t know yet an official date for when the Toyota GT 86 will be launched with the TRD version and we don’t even know if the RD will be a trim level or an aftermarket package.
As a reminder, the Toyota GT 86 is powered by a 2.0 liter, four-cylinder boxer engine which is developing a total output of 197 BHP at 7.000 rpm, with a peak torque of 151 lb-ft available at 6.600 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, with a six-speed automatic one being available as an option. The new Toyota GT 86 will arrive in the United States as the Scion FR-S.