The latest Tokyo Auto Salon special to catch our eye is the GRMN Sports FR Concept Platinum from Gazoo Racing.
Based on the Toyota GT-86 (or Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ as we know it here in America), and built by Toyota's motorsports and tuning agency, Gazoo Racing, the concept reprises a similar car shown earlier this year.
Despite the similarities (which include a twin charging solution for the 2.0-liter Boxer engine good for about 325 horsepower), the new concept aims to kick the look of the car to the next level. Unique front and rear lights, a dramatic and track-inspired exterior treatment including a large rear wing, and race-style seats and interior elements complete the Sports FR Concept Platinum look.
It's the combination of a supercharger and a turbocharger that really has us intrigued, however--most especially if Toyota were to offer such a combo through either Gazoo or its own in-house aftermarket division, TRD. Though that's an unlikely eventuality, we can't help but agree with the machine-translated description of such a modified FR-S: "This maneuver at high levels is a circuit sports model that achieves stability and driving sex, exterior to pursue driving pleasure, is a joy to have."
Sounds about right.