Advertisement

Toyota GT 86 TRD Griffon Concept Spawns 14R60 Special Edition: Forbidden Fruit

Follow Viknesh

Just over a year ago, Toyota revealed a TRD-enhanced GT 86 (a Scion FR-S for our U.S. readers) concept called the Griffon, which thanks to numerous undisclosed modifications weighed just 2,300 pounds and was capable of lapping a race track faster than a Ferrari 458 Italia. Now the awesome concept has spawned a production model, the 2014 Toyota GT 86 14R60.

DON'T MISS: The Average Bugatti Owner Has 84 Cars, 3 Jets, An A Yacht

Although the original concept has been watered down for the production world, the GT 86 14R60 still has some pretty impressive features. A new body kit has been installed and carbon fiber accents fitted, including a lightweight roof panel. A rear diffuser has been added and atop this is a large carbon fiber wing.

Raw carbon fiber accents can be found in the cabin along with an Alcantara-lined steering wheel and shifter knob and lightweight bucket seats. Contrast orange stitching, TRD-branded sill plates and special floor mats have also been fitted.

There have been some modifications to the powertrain, too; these include an optimized air intake, high-flow air filter, auxiliary oil cooler and a sports exhaust system. Strangely, there’s no extra power on offer, with the car’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine still rated at 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque.

MUST SEE: Production-Ready Aeromobil Flying Car To Debut This Month: Video

A six-speed manual comes standard on the GT 86 14R60 but the unit has received a lightweight fly wheel, high-performance clutch and quick-throw shifter. Other modifications for the special edition include a strut tower brace at the front, a V-brace in the trunk and adjustable suspension with revised bushings. The brakes have also been upgraded and a limited-slip differential installed.

The GT 86, as well as its Scion and Subaru twins, was always meant to be a blank canvas for owners to customize based on styling and performance preferences. We’re glad to see TRD working alongside tuners to push the performance envelope for these remarkably-capable-yet-still-affordable cars. Sadly, the GT 86 14R60 is only available in Japan, and it's hardly affordable considering its 6,300,000 yen (approximately $58,248) price tag.

_______________________________________

Follow Motor Authority on Facebook, Twitter, and Google +.

Advertisement
 
Follow Us

Advertisement
Advertisement

Take Us With You!

 

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!
Advertisement

Research New Cars

Go!

Related Used Listings

Browse used listings in your area.


 
© 2014 MotorAuthority. All Rights Reserved. MotorAuthority is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.