Toyota GT86 is undoubtedly an emblematic sports car, which in addition is a hugely popular model among the tuning community. This also counts for the Dotz Shift tuning company which embarked on a project with the aim to make the GT86 deliver the purest sports feeling ever.
The car is equipped with a 2L flat engine that develops 200 HP (147 kW) and has qualities of a true Japanese racer. The German based Dotz Shift refined their dynamic pearl white version of the car and has equipped it with their shiny black and polished 19 inch wheels. In addition, the GT86’s classic sports car architecture was enhanced with a TRD body kit that comprises of a front and rear spoiler, a 4-pipe rear silencer and Eibach springs.
Since its launch last year, the Toyota GT86 has revitalised Toyota’s reputation for building cars that are all about the pure pleasure of driving. Now the hugely acclaimed sports coupe – shortlisted for both European and World Car of the Year awards – gains even more appeal with the introduction of the new GT86 TRD.
The first GT4 racing version of the Toyota GT86 will hit the track later this month following completion of the first chassis by Buckingham-based motorsport engineering pioneer GPRM.
The new car is powered by a 2.0-litre direct injection turbocharged four-cylinder ‘Boxer’ engine which has been developed in conjunction with Nicholson McLaren Engines. The GT86 will be shaken down at a UK circuit ahead of a schedule of European tests and the pre-season ‘balance of performance’ sessions organised by GT4 series organiser SRO.