The upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 28 - July 1, 2012) is shaping up to be an extremely interesting event for gearheads and motor racing enthusiasts alike.
Today, Toyota confirmed the participation of the all-new GRMN Sports FR Concept based on the GT86 (a sister model to the Scion FR-S) at the famous Goodwood hillclimb.
The track concept was built by Toyota's motorsports partner Gazoo Racing, which boosted the standard model's 2.0-liter flat-four boxer with the addition of both a turbo- and supercharger that lift 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 gearbox drives the rear wheels while other changes include a dedicated GRMN-tuned suspension that brings the car closer to the ground, larger brakes, 18-inch alloy wheels and a unique sports body kit.
The working concept's interior is equipped with a roll cage, bucket seats and four-point racing harnesses, while the center console sees the addition of turbo boost, water and oil temperature gauges.
The GRMN Sports FR Concept won't be alone at the Goodwood festival as the Toyota Group’s official line-up of cars running on the hillclimb will include a further GT8 kitted out by TRD, the latest GRMN supercharged iQ and a road-going version of the Lexus LFA supercar.
Toyota will also display several racing and production models from the past and present such as TS030 HYBRID sports car, the classic 2000GT, 2012-specification Dynojet Racing Toyota Avensis touring car, the Celica ST185 and ST 205 GT-Four, the WRC Corolla, and a rare TE27 Corolla Levin from the 1970s.