Drift Video Of Japan-Only 2015 Toyota Mark X GRMN Will Make You Super Jealous!

Aside from the boy-racer Scion FR-S and the seriously expensive Lexus LF-A supercar, Toyota is generally known for delivering rather generic four-door family sedans. Now, a tantalizing new 2015 Toyota Mark X GRMN sports sedan is slated to debut at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon.

The Toyota Mark X 350S is a popular front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sedan in Japan. To celebrate the model’s market success, Toyota is introducing a special edition that is tuned by Toyota’s specialized racing division known as GRMN (Gazoo Racing Masters of Nurburgring).

The new Toyota Mark X GRMN features the same 3.5 liter V6 engine as the standard 350S model. That said, 321hp and 280 lb.-ft. of torque is more than sufficient to make the 2015 Mark X GRMN a fun car to drive.
Extensive changes are made where it really counts, including a sporty six-speed manual transmission and a Torsen limited-slip differential.

In addition, the Mark X GRMN also features a sport-tuned suspension, performance brakes, chassis reinforcement, and a complete carbon fiber roof panel to lower the weight as well as the center of gravity at the same time.

Other changes done to the exterior include a new aero-front bumper with unique endplate winglets, black mirror caps, carbon fiber rear lip spoiler, a new bumper with rear aero diffuser, as well as quad-tip exhaust pipes. Finally, a meaty set of 19-inch wheels fit the car nicely.

Inside, the cabin is treated with carbon fiber trim on the dashboard and center console, a sporty three-spoke steering wheel finished in Alcantara, and special bucket seats in the front. Finally, Toyota will remove the center-infotainment system to save weight.

Combined with its old-school 6-speed manual gearbox and compact proportions, the new 6-cylinder Toyota Mark X GRMN sports sedan is arguably more true to the original iconic Lexus IS300 “Altezza” than its current bloated successor.

Unfortunately, the Toyota Mark X GRMN is limited to only 100 examples for Japan only. The car will go on sale in March 2015 for about 5.4 million yen, or $44,700 US dollars.

By Danny Choy

PHOTOS

VIDEO

  • pcurve

    $31,000 USD in today’s exchange rate for Mark x 350s. Bring it, Toyota. I’ll bite.

  • RDS Alphard

    The 6MT isn’t from 86 , or Supra , or Altezza … I wonder where it from ?

  • donald seymour

    Looks like a Subaru Impreza. Not a bad thing.

    • Matt

      I can think of better cars to be compared to though, visually speaking.

      • donald seymour

        Like what?

  • Frs808

    This is our FRS!!!!!!!!bring it here!!!!!!

2019 Nissan Altima’s 2.5L Engine Features Some GT-R Tech

First used in the GT-R, Nissan says the mirror bore process reduces friction and improves efficiency.

Aston Martin Teases Manual Vantage AMR, Out Next Week

Aston Martin’s new manual Vantage will be more driver-focused than the standard version.

2020 McLaren Grand Tourer Caught Wearing Even Tighter Camo

Mclaren’s upcoming new Grand Tourer is expected to have more power than the 570GT.

JAC Volkswagen To Build EV Plant In China With 100,000-Unit Annual Output

The first model to be built by the joint venture at the new plant is the Sol E20X electric crossover.

Fire Alert: Some BMWs Could Erupt In Flames Even When Not In Use

The NHTSA says a defective part may cause a short circuit in certain 3-Series, 5-Series and Z4 models rt.

Citroen Launches C1 And C3 Aircross ‘Origins’ Collector’s Editions

The C1 ‘Origins’ Collector’s Edition costs £13,830, while the C3 Aircross is £19,335, and are available to order.

New Porsche Taycan Spy Shots Show Production Lights, Bumpers, And More

The Taycan will debut in September and will be joined by the Cross Turismo shooting brake in 2020.

This is What A Lap Of The 2020 Vietnamese GP Looks Like

The simulator engine is the same as the Assetto Corsa game and shows an accurate run of the Hanoi GP.

Lexus RX Slams Into Police Officer On The Side Of A Highway

The SUV was traveling at high speed and came way too close to the patrol car that was parked on the side.

Dream All You Want, You Just Can’t Afford This Ford Escort RS Scale Model

The 1:25 scale Escort RS1800 is constructed out of gold, silver, diamonds and other gemstones – and was 25 years in the making.