[VIDEO] Toyota GT 86 Griffon smiles from Goodwood image

The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently brought the GT 86 Griffon to the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed over the past weekend.

The Toyota GT 86 Griffon signed by TRD is a nearly race-ready vehicle with carbon fiber made body, doors, hood, wings and trunk lid. The carmaker says that the lightweight treatment doesn’t stop here because carbon fiber reinforced plastic has also been used. The cabin of the model has received auxiliary gauges, ignition button, shift knob and seat signed by TRD, along with a MOMO steering wheel and a Takata harness.

“The TRD Griffon Project is a development of the GT86 designed specifically for track driving. Modifications have been made throughout the car to reduce weight, strengthen the chassis and introduce racing-specification TRD accessories”, said the carmaker in its official press release.

Power to the Toyota GT 86 Griffon is provided by the same 2.0 liter boxer engine found on the regular version, mated to a six-speed manual transmission with shorter final drive ratio. The model has been fitted with a TRD mechanical limited slip differential instead of the Torsen unit and with a coilover suspension. The GT 86 Griffon is sitting on TWS 18-inch wheels wrapped in Yokohama Advan tires.