Toyota 86 TRD Griffon Concept unveiled at Tokyo Auto Salon [videos]

500 lbs lighter

Toyota Racing Development (TRD) has introduced the 86 Griffon Concept at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, following a teaser released on December 31.

Carbon fiber was used for making the front and rear bumpers, hood, doors, trunk and wing, while body reinforcements were also applied. As a result, the car weighs only 1,034 kg (2,279 lbs) which makes it 227 kg (500 lbs) lighter than the standard model. This significant weight reduction was also possible by installing windows made from polycarbonate, except for the windshield.

The car was tested recently at the Tsukuba Circuit and managed to complete the lap in 1:01:872, making it faster than the Ferrari 458 Italia which does it in 1:02.24.

For full technical details, click on the press release button below the clip.

Source: Toyota
Base vehicle TOYOTA 86
Vehicle Type ZN6
Vehicle dimensions 
Height Overall width 1,800 × 1,235 4,334 × length
Weight of vehicle 1,034 kg or more
Wheelbase 2,570 mm
Minimum ground clearance No low road, per pole test car based minimum ground clearance
Tread [before] -
Tread [after] -
Tire size [before] 250/640R18
Tire size [after] 250/640R18
Displacement 1,998 cc
Drive system [Rear-wheel-drive system] 2WD
Transmission 6-speed MT
Maximum output target value []
(KW [ps] / rpm)
147 [200] / 7,000
Maximum torque value [target] 
(N · m [kgf · m] / rpm)
205 [20.9] / 6,400 ~ 6,700
Exterior Original design front bumper made of GFRP
Hood made of CFRP
Original design front fenders GFRP (wider)
Doors made of CFRP
Side mirror for racing
Roof made of CFRP original design
Trunk hood made of CFRP
Original design rear bumper made of GFRP
Original design rear diffuser made of GFRP
Rear wing made of CFRP
Triangle window polycarbonate
Polycarbonate side windows
Quarter polycarbonate window
Polycarbonate rear window

Interior TRD bucket seat
MOMO steering
TRD shift knob
TRD Push Start Switch
TAKATA seat belt
TRD oil temperature gauge
TRD oil pressure gauge
Water temperature gauge TRD
Functional component Exhaust muffler original manufactured / titanium (out center)
EX manifold / Original stainless manifold
Clutch cover / TRD
Clutch disc / TRD metal disk
TRD mechanical LSD
Final gear into 4.8
Differential oil cooler improved cooling
Diff carrier bush mount reinforced rubber hardness
KW shock
KW Spring
TRD stabilizer
Into pillow ball upper mount
Front lower arm from strengthening
Front lower arm bush Fr reinforced rubber hardness
Front lower arm bush into Pirro reinforced rubber hardness Rr
Reinforcement from the rear suspension member
Rear upper arm bush Fr reinforced rubber hardness
Lateral link arm from strengthening
Lateral link arm bushings rubber hardness enhancement
Trailing link enhancement products
Fr trailing link bushing rubber hardness enhancement
Rr trailing link bushing rubber hardness enhancement
Adjustable Toe Control Rod
Toe Control Rod Bush reinforced rubber hardness
Suspension Mount Bush Fr members into Ridjiddo
Suspension Mount Bush Rr members into Ridjiddo
TRD Monobloc caliper kit & 
Original set of brake pads (Brembo)
RAYS TE37SL 18inch 9.5J +45 wheel

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Comments (3)

Oh yeah after removing 227 kg, no need for extra power. Just put it into production and it will be a killer.
Jan 11th, 2013 6:52pm
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Alkke Alkke
Tsukuba is perhaps too "tight" for the Ferrari to show its speed.. Nevertheless very nice package, this is what it should have been, lighter or more powerful.
Jan 11th, 2013 6:20pm
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HolySteel HolySteel
The 86's time was achived on slick tyres, race suspension and removed interior, you can't really compare it to a street car on regular tyres like a stock 458.
Jan 15th, 2013 2:18am
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