The Japanese based automaker Toyota is planning to introduce a supercharged kit for the GT 86 sports car with the “help” of its in-house tuner, TRD.
After we have seen what seems to be the STI version of the Subaru BRZ being tested on the Nurburgring just a few days before writing this article, the sister car, the Toyota GT 86, is apparently getting ready for the same treatment, only the upgrade will come from the TRD (Toyota Racing Development). Not much is being known on this version for the moment but Americans should be glad because it will also be applied on the Scion FR-S too.
As a quick reminder, the Toyota GT 86 is powered by the same engine as the Subaru BRZ or the Scion FR-S, which is the 2.0 liter four-cylinder petrol unit, borrowed by Subaru and fitted with the company’s D-4S direct injection. The petrol engine is developing a total output of 187 horsepower, at 7,000 rpm, and it has a peak torque of 205 Nm (151 lb-ft), available at 6,600 rpm. The unit is mated to a six-speed manual in standard, or to a six-speed automatic, which is available as an option.
Source: Car and Driver