Toyota's in-house Japanese racing and tuner division (GRMN) has been busy with the FT-86 coupe. Aside from running two examples of the racer that will be the Toyota `factory' entries at this weekend's Nürburgring 24 Hours race in Germany, they've also just revealed this 320-bhp twin-charged, road-going concept.
Supercharging and a turbo generate the extra power (not to mention 310 lb.-ft. of torque), Gazoo's hot road-going FT-86 also boasts upgraded brake calipers and rotors, a twin-exhaust set-up, staggered front and rear tires and a race-style rear wing.
The interior gets the racing bucket seat treatment, with 4-point harnesses and a roll-cage, while extra instrumentation includes a boost gauge.
graphics complete the package, which Toyota says is currently `undergoing testing'. They also say the GRMN coupe has been produced to `verify expectations' of front-engine/rear-drive car fans all over the world. We say, get on and build it!
If you want us to tell you they will build it, we can't. The "unofficial word" from Toyota in Europe where the concept has just been released runs something like this: "We didn't really know this was happening..."
Those Gazoo guys are full of surprises!