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Christopher Bruce2013-01-16 17:53:57

Toyota Highlighting Tuned Cars at Tokyo Auto Salon

The GT86 is rapidly becoming the go to tuner car

 
 
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TRD and Griffon tuned this GT86

Like Honda, ToyotaToyotaToyotaJapan, 1937 > present155 models
4668 photos
10 videos
has brought a collection of 10 tuned cars to the Tokyo Auto Salon. Most of them are based on the new GT86GT 86 Gen.1Toyota GT 86 Gen.1Japan, 2012 > present14 versions
33 photos
1 video
, which has become a popular tuner car platform already, but there are also cars based on the Japan-exclusive models like the Aqua and Mark XMark XToyota Mark XJapan, 2004 > present6 versions
3 photos
. GRMN brought a turbocharged YarisYaris 3Toyota Yaris 3Japan, 2011 > present124 versions
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concept. 

GRMN has created a a turbocharged concept based on the Yaris and based on the Australian-specification model and adds a turbo to the car's 1.5-liter engine to boost power to 148hp and 151lb-ft of torque, which is a 41hp and 48lb-ft improvement over the standard car. GRMN also added allow wheels, sport seats, a new rear bumper, tuned suspension and larger brakes.

GRMN is also bringing its Sports FR Concept PlatinumGRMN Sports FR ConceptToyota GRMN Sports FR Con...Japan, 2012 > 201210 photos
, which is based on the Toyota GT86. It adds a supercharger and turbocharger to the 2.0-liter boxer engine to boost  power to 325hp and 318lb-ft, compared to 200hp from the standard car. 

GRMN will also have the LFALFA Gen.0Lexus LFA Gen.0Japan, 2012 > present4 versions
12 photos
2 videos
and GT86 that it races in the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring on display.

Japanese tuners Style Cb, Modellista, TRD Griffon and Tom's are also bringing their interpretations of the GT86.

Many of the cars at Toyota's booth do not have the performance modifications found on the cars from GRMN but are more about style. The Aqua G Sports takes the Prius CPrius cToyota Prius cJapan, 2012 > present9 photos
-based Aqua and adds a body kit and sport suspension.

Encyclopedia
ToyotaToyota
GT 86 Gen.1GT 86 Gen.1
GT86 2.0 SportGT86 2.0 Sport
Engine
Flat 4
Displacement
122 cu in
Top Speed
140 mph
Transmission
6, Manual
Maximum power
200 hp @ 7000 rpm
Type
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel
Petrol / Electric
Fuel consumption (combined)
30.15 US MPG
price
$ 59.537
* based on Portugal prices
annual ownership cost
$ 2.185

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