All this time, automotive enthusiasts have been complaining about the lack of power in the Toyota GT86, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ triplets.
Whilst the three companies have no current plans to address these concerns, Toyota's motorsports partner Gazoo Racing has a solution in the works as previewed by new a concept version of the European market GT86 named Sports FR.
Gazoo Racing's engineers have added both a supercharger and a turbocharger to the GT86's Subaru-sourced 2.0-liter flat four boosting output from 200hp to 315hp (320PS) and peak torque from 205Nm (151 lb-ft) to 421Nm (310.5 lb-ft). A modified six-speed manual pushes power to the rear wheels.
The conversion does not stop there as the Japanese tuning outfit developed a wide body aero kit that includes new front and rear fenders and bumpers with matching side skirts and a large rear wing.
The rear-wheel drive sports coupe now rides on 18-inch alloy wheels shod in 245/40 tires up front and 265/35 at the rear, and features upgraded brakes and suspension bits.
Inside, we find a new racing steering wheel without an airbag, the replacement of the audio system with new gauges, a pair of racing bucket seats up front and the removal of the rear seat bench and the addition of a roll cage.
Gazoo says that the car's weight has increased by only about 30kg (66 lbs) to 1,280kg (2,822 lbs).
The GT86 Sports FR Concept will make its world premiere on the sidelines of this weekend's Nürburgring 24 hour endurance race.
Gazoo Racing has not said what it plans to do with the study, though the company has introduced limited edition production versions of its concepts such as the GRMN Toyota Yaris 180hp.
Story References: Gazoo Racing via Worldcarfans