gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • Image Credit: Gazoo
  • gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • Image Credit: Gazoo
  • gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • Image Credit: Gazoo
  • gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • Image Credit: Gazoo
  • gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • Image Credit: Gazoo
  • gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • Image Credit: Gazoo
  • gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • Image Credit: Gazoo
  • gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • Image Credit: Gazoo
  • gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • Image Credit: Gazoo
  • gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • Image Credit: Gazoo
  • gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • Image Credit: Gazoo
  • gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • Image Credit: Gazoo
  • gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • Image Credit: Gazoo
  • gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • Image Credit: Gazoo
  • gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • Image Credit: Gazoo
  • gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • Image Credit: Gazoo
  • gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • Image Credit: Gazoo
  • gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • Image Credit: Gazoo
  • gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • Image Credit: Gazoo
  • gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • Image Credit: Gazoo
  • gazoo toyota gt86 concept
  • Image Credit: Gazoo
As if turbos weren't enough.

Gazoo Racing (full name: Gazoo Racing Masters of Nürburgring) has unveiled a concept racing version of the famed Toyota GT86 that features both a turbocharger and a supercharger to offer up 320 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.

The car, officially called the Sport FR Concept, oozes high performance out of its fenders and includes Gazoo brakes, spoilers and suspension tuning, according to FT86Club.com. However, few specifics were available.

Toyota teamed up with Gazoo earlier this year to help jump start it's small-displacement engines. Earlier this year, Toyota gave the green light to the iQ Supercharger. Gazoo was expected to build about 100 of those cars.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 65 Comments
      Kris
      • 3 Years Ago
      What a surprise - not really! A supercharged and turbocharged GT86. Where are the compression ratio specialists now? Can't be done where saying they? This should shut them up.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kris
        [blocked]
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kris
        [blocked]
        404 not found
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kris
        Why would you assume that?
        k_m94
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kris
        But did they drop in forged/low compression pistons?
        ShadowVlican
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kris
        yes.. because the internals are obviously the same.... :rolleyes:
      EB110Americana
      • 3 Years Ago
      Okay first off, more power in the FR-S/BRZ/GT86 is like peanut butter and jelly...or maybe more like sushi and rice, my point is: there was a vacuum until this arrived. And nature abhors a vacuum. So what better way to fill a vacuum than with boost? Anyway, the final product has a Supra feel to it. If I didn’t already like the stock FR-S/GT86 nose so much, I would certainly be all for this one. I do like the rockers and chin spoiler better though. The fenders are confusing me a bit, as they are clearly not stock, but are they flared? Or just massaged and vented? Usually wider fenders are plagued with unsightly seam lines where they adhere to the body, but I cannot spot a single one on this white example (maybe lighter composite body panels?). I wonder when we’ll start seeing these kinds of power mods for the street? Surely won’t be long now…
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      AcidTonic
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thaaaaats more like it......
      soonermike
      • 3 Years Ago
      not crazy about the wing but I'll take everything else...
      ticklmecho
      • 3 Years Ago
      Awesome steering wheel. Also, I hope this car does become available because the FRS definitely needs more power
      Slideways
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why yes, the horsepower hungry but on budget autobloggers are again at full force.. now claiming that 320hp on an already lightweight car isn't enough. Tough crowd.
      jvice
      • 3 Years Ago
      does this remind anyone else of the new exige?
      jcar302
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh, how cute, 320hp with not one, but 2 power adders. LOL. You get 600rwhp by doing the same to an 03 cobra (which already comes with one power adder). What's worse is that this car probably has 10g's for of mods to the engine, and still comes up 90hp short of a 2011 mustang. This thing isn't much more than a rwd celica. Great car for woman or high school girls. I know you guys will hate me for sure for my comments, just realize you are praising a car that is slower than camry.
        wtrmlnjuc
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jcar302
        How cute, someone who's never going to understand what being an enthusiast is actually like.
        axiomatik
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jcar302
        Oh, how cute, a Cobra. For that kind of money you could get a Silverado 3500 and a Banks Power kit and have over 1000 lb-ft of torque! That Cobra isn't much more than a faster hairdresser's car. Pointless comparisons are pointless.
        Gorgenapper
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jcar302
        *slow clap*. You win the most idiotic comment of the day. What use is 'Murrican muscle power when you can't take corners as nicely as a car which was built to attack corners AND has a high hp:weight ratio? It may have 90hp less than a 2011 Mustang GT, but it also weighs close to 1000lbs LESS. One thousand pounds lighter....think about that for a second.
        Alex
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jcar302
        Who gives a flying f*ck about a POS cobra. This car actually handles and is a ton of fun. 320 hp and 310 lb ft of torque in a car that weighs 2700 and can brake and handle better than most cars in its price bracket is plenty. It'll hand any American muscle car in its price range its ass in the canyons. It is a car for people who like driver's cars. People who actually want to learn how to drive with a car that communicates and can show mistakes. Not some show off no handling straight line POS American car that has never even had center of gravity height in its design brief driven by a high school jock who thinks he's a hot shot. The fastest time attack cars in the world are built for power but NOT at the cost of RESPONSE. They don't run nearly as much power as a drag car and are all the faster for it. REAL MEN ATTACK CORNERS
        Burabus
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jcar302
        more hp per pound than the 2011 mustang, and doesn't ride like a donkey cart.
        sstowes
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jcar302
        We can presume based on the Cobra's 3665lb weight and alleged 600hp, it should have a power-to-weight ratio of 0.164. Similarly, we can presume since this Sport FR Concept clearly has a rollcage but lacks other comforts like a backseat, it should weight somewhere between the FR-S' 2600lbs and the BR-Z's 2700lbs. We'll guess 2650lbs, which would give it a power-to-weight ratio of 0.121. What appears to be a huge disadvantage, until the road turns. We can surmise if this concept increases the handling ability of the already stellar 86, the Cobra (admittedly, a decent handling vehicle) and '11 Mustang (since you can't make up your mind which vehicles you want to compare) will have their work cut out. Your mentality is for guys in their 40s pretending they're still in high school trying to pick up high school girls with their "manly" muscle car. Nobody really cares except other you hairy-knuckled guys like you, trying to relive their glory days, which just makes you stupid for buying a ten-year old vehicle that got hit with a Gas Guzzler Tax, when you could've just made the right life choices, bought a Z06, and saved the Gas Guzzler Tax for your wife's boob and nose job. Meanwhile, the rest of us will continue "praising a car that is slower than camry" and enjoy it for what it is. Not for what it's attempting to be.
          Steve
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sstowes
          Hairy knuckled???? What are you a girl, a teenage boy that hasn't gone thru puberty, or a "guy" that shaves his fingers?
        NamorF-Pro
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jcar302
        Dude, this car isn't about performance numbers and data. It's about driving, which many cars lack these days. It's a real enthusiasts car and a drivers car in one.
        Jolly
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jcar302
        It's abundantly obvious to me that you have completely missed the entire point of this car. The point of the FR-S/GT-86/BRZ isn't to make some outrageous power hungry/gas guzzling monster super car. The point is that this car was meant to be driven (hold sarcastic comments regarding the obviousness of last statement). Not driven in the sense that most of the mindless rabble of econoboxes and luxo monotonymobiles are enslaved to in insipid unappreciated daily driving servitude. But rather in the sense of recapturing the basics of really driving a car, and making it accessable to the general population,as opposed to a Euro super exotic that only 1% of the world can afford. Haters gonna hate, but haters gotta get perspective. If what you want is sub 3-sec 0-60 times, blistering 1/4 mi. times, and all that noise then there is an abundance of that elsewhere. If that's all you want, (pardon the obviousness again) then you're looking in the wrong place. There are PLENTY of other cars out there to satisfy your hunger for speed and power.
        Hampton
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jcar302
        ...how's that Mustang's solid rear axle treating you in "corners"? Oh wait....nevermind.
      Ben Wright
      • 3 Years Ago
      A turbo and a supercharger and all they got was 120 more horsepower?
        KY
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ben Wright
        Why don't you call Bugatti and ask them why did they put 4 turbos in their Veyron and only make ~1200hp but a 1990 supra can make that kind of power with one turbo? Ever see a dyno curve before? I bet you have not.
          Ben Wright
          • 3 Years Ago
          @KY
          Have you heard of Frank Profera's twin charged Lotus Exige? 680 wheel horsepower out of a 1.8L engine. That is the kind of power one would expect out of a twin charged setup. This GT-86 would have been better with just a supercharger since it would cost less, very little lag like the toyota and subaru engineers intended, and less weight than the twin charged set-up.
        sstowes
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ben Wright
        You do understand how this works correct? If you use a slightly larger turbo and a slightly smaller supercharger setup, the effect is a linear output of power. Theoretically, there is no peak, because the turbo works in the upper RPM band where a supercharger normally peters out and the supercharger offsets lag from the larger turbo in the low to mid-range. An extra 120 hp might not sound like a lot, but the extra 160ish in torque could be somewhere in the range of 70-80% max internals strength. Twincharging isn't hardly new. What I'd like to see more than rated output is the dyno chart. That's more telling to me as to what potential a setup for this particular car has.
          EB110Americana
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sstowes
          +1 for you. The area under the curve doesn't lie.
          Ben Wright
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sstowes
          It would have been better with just a supercharger that way there's less added weight to the front axle, no lag, and less cost.
        AP1_S2K
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ben Wright
        it's about the powerband. The turbocharger is more effective at higher rpms whereas the supercharger is instantaneous. The MR2 (sw20?...actually i think that's the newer bodied one?) had a twin charge system that was offered aftermarket for the 4AGZE.
          Gribble
          • 3 Years Ago
          @AP1_S2K
          The SW20 was the Mk2. The model you are thinking of was the Mk1, which went under the internal designation AW11
          AP1_S2K
          • 3 Years Ago
          @AP1_S2K
          cool, thanks Gribble.... its hard to remember all the chassis codes
      imag
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would absolutely buy a higher-performance Ft86 like this for a few reasons: 1. Resale value will be much better on a high-spec version than a standard version with a bunch of aftermarket parts. 2. It will be tuned by a group who is showing a clear dedication to get the handling right. I trust Toyota/Gazoo tuners with this particular car more than I trust a random aftermarket suppliers. Akio would likely test drive the car himself. 3. I won't be wasting money on parts I don't want. Buying new brakes, wheels, etc., means throwing out all the original equipment. Good brakes are particularly expensive and are likely a better deal as OE. 4. The tuning will be balanced and well set up for street and track. Slammed, undriveable sports cars are no fun. 5. Warranty. Get it out around $40K and I'll line up. In fact, it's the anticipation that they will build this type of car that's preventing me from buying a standard FR-S.
        kcroc10077
        • 3 Years Ago
        @imag
        "...it's the anticipation that they will build this type of car that's preventing me from buying a standard FR-S." Osborne Effect
        Nowuries
        • 3 Years Ago
        @imag
        Excellent rationale, and I agree 100%! I would just add that it makes the car look even better too.
      Burabus
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks more like a mini LFA now
    • Load More Comments