Gazoo Racing GRMN Sports FR Concept Platinum
The Tokyo Auto Salon isn't generally regarded as one of the top-tier global auto shows, but over the last several years it has stepped up its production-intent concept and tuning game to the point that many cars shown there get world-wide attention--even if they're just for the local market.
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
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.