UK-based motorsports outfit GPRM has developed a racing version of the rear-wheel drive Toyota GT86.
Built to comply with GT4 regulations, it will be eligible to compete in various series including the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.
While the full roll cage, large rear wing and widened bodywork instantly distinguish it from the GT86 road car, the biggest change is beneath the bonnet. That’s because the 2.0 litre boxer motor has been reworked by Nicholson McLaren Engines and, in the process, it has gained a turbocharger.
As a result, power is up from the stock 197 bhp (147 kW / 200 PS) to somewhere in the region of 360 - 400 bhp (268 - 298 kW / 365 - 405 PS). However, the exact output will be determined by the ‘balance of performance’ process, which is designed to make GT4 racing as close as possible.
GPRM is due to commence track testing later this month. Although Toyota GB has been providing technical support to the project, the GT86 GT4 isn’t a works programme and so the cars will be available for independent teams to buy.
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