One of the inevitable pleasures of owning a vehicle like the Subaru BRZ or Toyota GT 86 (better known as the Scion FR-S on this side of the globe), is the level of go-faster, look-faster and sound-faster parts served up by any number of willing companies. Whether its from a factory-backed performance group or another reputable company, bolting on a slew of goodies is one of the easiest ways to personalize your ride. Toyota Racing Development has evidently wasted no time in coming up with a few special components for the GT 86, including a free-flowing exhaust, fully adjustable suspension and a monoblock caliper kit. TRD recently slathered those parts onto a GT 86 in Japan and let a few lucky souls behind the wheel.

Fortunately for us, Carnifty was on hand with a camera to capture the vehicle in action. While the shaky-hand cam business indoors does little to convey how the coupe handles, the video does give us a good idea of what the 2.0-liter four-cylinder will sound like with an easy-breathing exhaust. Hit the jump to watch the video for yourself.



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      kesando
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sounds like someone is playing Grand Turismo
      deeeznuuuts83
      • 2 Years Ago
      This sounds like it should be stock... you can hardly hear it at all. Even inside the cabin, it mostly sounds like intake noise. But TRD exhausts generally aren't going to be very throaty, at least not for the four-cylinders. Any of the numerous aftermarket exhaust companies will take care of this.
        Joe
        • 2 Years Ago
        @deeeznuuuts83
        beg to differ TRD on my 4cyl tC sounds one of the best exhaust for the car. Low and throaty, then added a midpipe and it's even better.
        jtav2002
        • 2 Years Ago
        @deeeznuuuts83
        Yea, they're nothing special. I have the TRD exhaust on my Tacoma. While the tip that comes with the kit looks really nice, its rather uninspiring and I've contemplating swapping the muffler out with something else. I mean it sounds okay, but you can really only hear it between like 3000-4500rpm and even then it's quiet compared to any other aftermarket exhaust.
      nickms3
      • 2 Years Ago
      The first after market upgrade needed is the removal of the Scion badges replaced by Toyota ones.
      dan1malk
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's no Abarth. http://www.autoblog.com/2012/03/05/2012-fiat-500-abarth-first-drive-review-video/
        lorenzo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dan1malk
        agree 1000%
        jase.s
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dan1malk
        Really people? The Abarth video above had a proper video+mic setup when doing it's *review*. After all, Autoblog's sister site is Engdaget, so I'm guessing they have pretty decent camera equipment. This Car Nifty clip seems to be DSLR video using the built-in mic, definitely not the best source in terms of sound recording. Why aren't the recording devices the first thing to come to mind when comparing two videos from two *different sources*?
      avconsumer2
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yeesh. Would wait for the HKS or Apexi if I was in the market.
      PatrickH
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can't believe this video clip was deemed worth of it's own post on Autoblog. That exhaust is too quiet to get any sort of idea of what this car can really sound like.
      Fonin
      • 2 Years Ago
      more interested in the numbers than the sound.
      Hot Wheels
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can I get those 2 minutes back please???? BTW, I think that one guy was saying "no, no, don't hit godzilla, turn, turn!" over and over again while the driver struggled to keep that thing from sliding all over the pavement.
      Leejin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sounds like a badass V6.. Also.. is that the dirtiest freaking track ever?? Gravel road?
      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love the way it sounds, this is a proper successor to my 240Z. Gotta say though, either this guy doesn't have a clue how to drive or this car understeers a lot...hopefully it's human error.
      PatrickH
      • 2 Years Ago
      Also, what you could hear wasn't in the least bit impressive.
      vtecgreen
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not quite as boxer-y as I thought it would be. I actually kinda prefer the WRX/STI sound (I guess running the exhaust through the turbo causes more of that distinct sound than anything else).
        • 2 Years Ago
        @vtecgreen
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        snap_understeer_ftw
        • 2 Years Ago
        @vtecgreen
        the turbo isn t the cause....it s the unequal length headers
          • 2 Years Ago
          @snap_understeer_ftw
          [blocked]
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