Toyota’s commitment to cars was front and center at SEMA, as the company showcased an assortment of concepts and builds based on the GR86, GR Supra, and GR Corolla models.
Starting with the latter, the company introduced the GR Corolla Rally Concept which previews aftermarket customization possibilities.
Based on the GR Corolla Circuit Edition, the concept takes inspiration from the GR Yaris World Rally Championship driver and sports a wide body kit as well as an assortment of carbon components including side skirts, front splitter and rear spoiler. The look is further enhanced by 17-inch OZ Racing wheels, which are wrapped in Continental tires and backed by stock brakes that are complemented by a secondary set of rear calipers from Wilwood.
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The focus on rallying extends to the cabin as the concept has been fitted with OMP Racing seats, a custom roll bar and a relocated gear lever for improved ergonomics. The model also sports a fire suppression system, ZeroNoise rally intercom system and trunk-mounted spare tire.
Under the hood, there’s a 1.6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine producing 300 PS (224 kW / 304 hp) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque. It was fitted with a high-flow air cleaner and custom MagnaFlow exhaust.
10 second over
While the GR Corolla is Toyota’s latest performance vehicle, its most iconic remains the Supra. As a result, the company has created two different builds to show what’s possible on a budget of $10,000 (£8,707 / €10,123).
Both are based on the 2020 GR Supra 3.0 and feature Pure Turbo turbocharging, CSF high-performance intercoolers, non-catalyst downpipe, 3.5-inch (89 mm) exhaust and an ECU tuning. Thanks to the upgrades, the engines produce 620 PS (462 kW / 629 hp) and 590 lb-ft (799 Nm) of torque, which is a substantial increase from their rated output of 335 PS (250 kW / 340 hp) and 365 lb-ft (494 Nm). This allows the cars to complete the quarter mile in 10:984.
Elsewhere, coupes were fitted with upgraded rear axles, Weld Racing wheels and Mickey Thompson tires. The team also added Hawk Performance brake pads, a high-performance CSF heat exchanger and a transmission cooler.
GR86 Daily Drifter
For enthusiasts on a budget, the GR86 Daily Drifter shows what is possible. Created by Formula Drift photographer Larry Chen, the car’s 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine has been fitted with an HKS GT2 Supercharger Pro ZD8 kit and MagnaFlow NEO Series cat-back performance exhaust. . Thanks to these changes, the power increases from 228 hp (170 kW / 231 hp) to 300 hp (224 kW / 304 hp).
Along with engine upgrades, the coupe was fitted with a CSF aluminum radiator, StopTech Big Brake Kit, ST XTA Plus 3 coilovers, adjustable control arms and adjustable stabilizer bars from SPL Parts , and a GK Tech steering angle kit. They’re joined by a strut tower brace, OS Giken Super Lock 1.5-way differential and an upgraded interior with a four-point roll cage, Vivid Racing steering wheel and Sparco seats.
On the outside, there’s an assortment of carbon fiber components, including a front splitter, rear spoiler, hood and side skirts. They are completed with white Motegi Racing wheels wrapped in Yokohama tires.
Finally, Toyota presented the GR86 Cup which will compete in a series of single-make races next year.
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