A hardcore, track-oriented variant of the Toyota GT86 sports car has been spied testing at the Nurburgring in Germany. Featuring a host of aerodynamic improvements over the standard car, this particular GT86 prototype looks extremely capable on the famous track.
The changes include a new front splitter, a lightweight carbon fibre bonnet, new racing wheels and tyres, a small bootlid lip spoiler and a massive rear wing as well a carbon fibre roof and boot lid. It is speculated that the new car will launch next year and in some respects, mimics the track-oriented Subaru BRZ tS with its aerodynamic improvements.
If the Subaru BRZ tS is anything to go by, then it’s unlikely that any engine modifications to this hardcore Toyota GT86 will be present. As a result, expect the current 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine to be retained with its 197 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. Consequently, the car should still reach 100 km/h in just over 7 seconds.
While engine modifications are unlikely, it is very likely that this track-oriented Toyota GT86 variant will receive new suspension, possibly coilovers, as well as upgraded braking systems.
It is speculated that the car could launch sometime next year as a limited-run special edition before the GT86 receives a mid-life facelift and upgrade.