Toyota 86 TRD Griffon concept teased for the Tokyo Auto Salon

Toyota 86 TRD Griffon concept teaser image - low res - 12.31.2012
Toyota 86 TRD Griffon concept teaser image - low res - 12.31.2012

Laps the Tsukuba Circuit faster than a Ferrari 458 Italia

Toyota Racing Development has released the first details about their 86 TRD Griffon concept.

Set to debut at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, the Griffon was recently tested at the Tsukuba Circuit where it posted an astonishing lap time of 1:01:872. For comparison, Fastestlaps.com says the Ferrari 458 Italia takes 1:02.24 to complete the same task.

Official specifications won't be announced until the show kicks off on January 11th, but Toyota says the car has been equipped with a stiffer and lighter body as well as a track-oriented suspension and exhaust system.

Source: Toyota Racing Development


"86 TRD Griffon Concept" has completed the shakedown at the Tsukuba circuit best lap record of 1 minute 872 seconds

RD (Corporation, Toyota Techno Craft) is a planning and development "86 TRD Griffon Concept", the engine to carry out the shakedown test circuit course Tsukuba in Ibaraki Prefecture on December 20, 2012, be equipped with Normal body but recorded a best lap of the "872 1 minute 1 second."

And the vehicle based on the Toyota 86, in a vehicle that was produced by the TRD, taking advantage of the potential that Toyota 86 has, lightweight body, enhanced body stiffness, "86 TRD Griffon Concept (Hachiroku tea ares Dee Griffon concept)" The absorption applying and optimizing circuits for exhaust and suspension, feedback to the product development of future vehicle development test data obtained by the high-speed driving on the track is the goal.
Future, we plan to test run on the track by the end of 2013 in the TRD, we also carried out test plan development of the horizontally opposed engine parts for the type of goods and FA20-oriented products for 86 circuits and circuit evaluation.

In addition, "86 TRD Griffon Concept" will, "TOKYO AUTO SALON 2013 with NAPAC celebration of the world's largest custom car, which will be held at Makuhari Messe (Chiba) - 13 to 11 January 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon ( in 2013) ", will be on display in the TOYOTA / GAZOO Racing booth.

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announced plans at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2013

<Result operation>
Best Time: 1'01 "872
Tsukuba Circuit Course Location:
December 20, 2012 (Thursday) Date:
Weather: Sunny (road conditions: dry)

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Great! Hope to see a 30 hp gain at least.
Jan 2nd, 2013 12:36am
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Homerlovesbeer Homerlovesbeer
They are developing a tits and arse package?
Jan 1st, 2013 11:01pm
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4g63 4g63
gd effort! looks like they are developing a T/A package
Jan 1st, 2013 11:45am
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