The TRD Griffon GT86 has landed!

We’re pleased to announce that the incredible Griffon GT86, created by Toyota Racing Developments, has arrived safely in the UK from Japan and is being prepared for its appearance at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

We caught up with the Griffon GT86  at a top-secret location in Hampshire, to release some early teaser images before it is fully unleashed for public consumption. And we can truthfully say that the track-spec racer is every bit as radical and eye-catching as TRD has promised.

TRD Griffon front

Modifications have been applied throughout the car, giving it a dramatic appearance, while the extensive use of lightweight, composite materials makes a big improvement to the power-to-weight ratio.

To improve the handling, the chassis has been uprated with fully adjustable coilover-type suspension and lightweight forged alloy wheels wrapped in track-spec tyres. The brakes are upgraded too, and now feature multi-piston calipers clamping on dinner plate-sized discs.

Opening the carbon fibre doors reveals a stripped interior with a single bucket seat, small diameter steering wheel, and a trio of TRD gauges emphasising the Griffon’s focused intent — that of posting fast lap times and plastering the widest grin on the face of the driver.

Chances to see the TRD Griffon GT86 in the UK are limited to the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 12-14 July and at Oulton Park Circuit on 21 July, where it will be displayed statically at a special invite-only GT86 track day. If either of these events are not already in your diary, rest assured that you can catch our reports right here on the Toyota Blog.

TRD Griffon rear 3/4

Comments (6)

  1. Saw this yesterday at the Toyota event at Oulton Park. Had a sneak peek under the bonnet – loving the oil cooler!

    Bring on the release of TRD parts to the uk!!!!

  2. I have a 2008 Scion XB I need to know how I can get a set of TRD Gauges just like that for my car I have lots of TRD parts on it now like a Supercharger from TRD it is hard to get parts like gauges if you can help out with some info that would be COOL if not Thank You for trying.

    1. Hi Shawn,
      Thank you for getting in touch with us.
      We suggest contacting your local Toyota Dealer for TRD accessories as they’re be able to help and advise you on the available options.
      To find your local dealer please visit: http://bit.ly/16WmR5P.
      Many thanks.

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