Posts tagged: Tokyo Auto Salon

What do You Think About Toyota’s 86xStyle Cb Concept? – Carscoop

By , January 11, 2013 7:40 pm
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As Japan's most popular sports coupe, you won't be surprised to learn that this week's Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 will be flooded with all sorts of conceptual and production Toyota 86 (Scion FR-S in North America) tunes.

Previously, we reported about the twin-charged and sporty looking (with a hint of Supra, as noted by our readers), 'GRMN SPORTS FR Concept PLATINUM'.

Toyota's Original Accessory division has also worked its own vision of a customized version of the coupe dubbed 86xStyle Cb, said to mix classic and modern design elements.

Most styling changes take place up front where Toyota Original Accessory designed a new snout for the 86, and to a lesser extent, the rear end that sports new tail lamps, a duck-like spoiler and a different bumper housing new exhaust pipe outlets.

Completing the exterior makeover is the two tone paint scheme and the 18-inch BBS rims wrapped around 215/45 and 225/45 tires front and rear respectively.

The cabin was refined with dark brown colored leather appointments, new illumination for the dashboard and other extras.

The only performance upgrade is the new braking system from Brembo.

 

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http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2013/01/what-do-you-think-about-toyota-86xstyle.html

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Toyota 86 TRD Griffon Concept Sheds 500 Pounds to go Ferrari Fast: 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon – AutoGuide

By , January 11, 2013 3:00 pm

Ahead of its debut, Toyota bragged that its new GT 86 TRD Griffon concept was faster around the Tskuba circuit than a Ferrari 458. Revealed today at the Tokyo Auto Salon, even more surprising is the fact that it does so without any added power.

 

Exactly how the engineers at Toyota Racing Development achieved such a feat is hidden under a body that looks deceptively stock.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon Coverage

Along with a completely reworked suspension system the GT 86 receives a long list of light weight components. In fact, the front bumper, doors, roof, rear bumper and hood are all made of carbon fiber. The front fenders are also made of the light weight carbon weave, and measure wider than stock. Further shedding pounds, the windows save the windshield have been replaced with polycarbonate.

In total, the Griffon Concept sheds 500 lbs compared to the stock GT 86 (already an incredibly light car), to tip the scales at just 2,280 lbs.

GALLERY: Toyota GT 86 TRD Griffon Concept

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http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2013/01/toyota-86-trd-griffon-concept-sheds-500-pounds-to-go-ferrari-fast-2013-tokyo-auto-salon.html?utm_source=ag01112013&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly86-trd-griffon-concept-7.JPG

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Toyota Supra Inspired GT 86 Revealed With Twincharged Engine: 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon – AutoGuide

By , January 11, 2013 1:37 pm

 

 

The star of the Tokyo Auto Salon, the GRMN Sports FR Concept is a GT 86 build by Toyota’s motorsports partner Gazoo Racing and inspired by the legendary Supra itself.

 

With unmistakably original bodywork, the real story lies under the hood where Toyota has mated the 4-cylider boxer engine with both a supercharger and a turbocharger to deliver 330 hp.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon Coverage

As for the sheetmetal, it helps transform the GT 86 (sold here as the Scion FR-S) from a fun weekend toy, to a genuine sports car that looks capable of tangling with a Porsche. Along with the Supra-inspired taillights, flared bodywork, massive rear spoiler and quad-exhaust system, the car itself is 4-inches longer than a conventional GT 86 and a total of 3-inches wider.

The wider body also makes room for some big 18-inch wheels with wired tires measuring 245 up front and 265 in the rear.

The customization doesn’t stop outside the car either with a white and black cabin, including beautifully stitched two-tone leather racing seats.

GALLERY: Toyota GRMN Sports FR Concept Platinum

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Wald International Gets More Dramatic with New Toyota 86 / Scion FR-S Tune – carscoop

By , December 18, 2012 4:47 pm
 

Wald Toyota 86 - Scion FR-S

As one of the hottest commodities in the affordable rear-wheel drive sports coupe segment, it's only to be expected that most aftermarket brands will develop not one, but many styling kits for the Toyota 86 and its siblings, the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ.

Earlier this year, Japanese tuner Wald International released its first take on the JDM Toyota 86 with an assortment of aero parts including a front half spoiler, side skirts, a duck tail-like boot lid spoiler, and two-tone alloy wheels.

Now, just a few weeks ahead of the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon in January, Wald has presented a more aggressively styled aero package that borrows the front half spoiler and side skirts adding new parts for the rest of the car.

These include a new hood with prominent air scoops, the design of which reminds us of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren's bonnet air outlets, rear fender extensions, a rear diffuser with quad tailpipes, a wide rear wing and deep-dish, five spoke alloy wheels housed in low-profile performance tires.

In Japan, the front half spoiler, side skirts and rear skirt can be had for 231,000 Yen (approx. US$2,760 or €2,095 at today's exchange rates), with pricing for the rest of the parts to be announced next year.

 

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http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2012/12/wald-international-gets-more-dramatic.html

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Toyota greenlights iQ Supercharger Concept for production [w/video] – autoblog

By , January 13, 2012 5:08 pm
Gazoo Racing Toyota iQ Supercharger prototype

 

Here's a surprise: Toyota has announced the company will produce the iQ Supercharger first unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon in limited quantities. The automaker has confirmed the development at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon. The vehicles will be built by partner Gazoo Racing and will feature a brawnier version of the same 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine found in the standard iQ. With a little forced induction on its side courtesy of a supercharger, the engine should be good for 130 horsepower and 133 pound-feet of torque. That's an increase of 36 ponies and 44 lb-ft over the stock configuration.

Like the concept, the production model will wear a not-so-subtle widebody kit, stiffer suspension and more aggressive brakes than its standard siblings. A six-speed manual transmission will be the only gearbox option. Indoors, buyers can expect to find custom seats and gauges that read all the way up to 124 mph.

Toyota and Gazoo Racing only plan to produce 100 of the muscle-bound iQ Supercharger models, and there's no indication its Scion cousin sold in the States will receive a similar treatment. What a shame. Hit the jump for a brief introductory video featuring the original concept as well as the full press release.

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'GRMN', 'G's' Concepts Debut at Tokyo Auto Salon 2012

'GRMN iQ Supercharger' to be Launched Summer 2012

Toyota City, Japan, January 13, 2012-Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is displaying a total of 15 vehicles, including five concept vehicles from "GAZOO Racing tuned by MN" (GRMN) and "G Sports"1 (G's), plus production vehicles, at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2012 with NAPAC2. The Tokyo Auto Salon, the world's largest customized car exhibition, is being held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City from today through January 153.

TMC views the Tokyo Auto Salon as a place where peoples' dreams about automobiles convene, and as such has actively exhibited there. Building on last year's show, TMC hopes to spark an even wider range of people's interest in the joy of owning, driving and discussing automobiles developed through GAZOO Racing4 activities.

The main concept vehicle on display is the "GRMN iQ Supercharger" prototype, a second-generation GRMN supercharged ultra compact scheduled for a limited 100-unit launch5 this summer. Based on the "iQ 130G MT "6, the GRMN iQ Supercharger features enhanced driving performance and seeks a feeling of integration between vehicle and driver. Also on display from the GRMN series are the "GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II" and the "GRMN Vitz Turbo Concept", as well as the G's series' "Mark X G Sports Concept II" and "Vellfire G Sports Concept" sports-conversion models.

Part of TMC's exhibition space is an area devoted to custom versions of the compact, rear-wheel-drive sports car "86" ("hachi-roku"), a vehicle extremely popular at the Tokyo Motor Show 2011. On display are two custom models and also the "GAZOO Racing Toyota FT-86" that competed in the 2011 Nürburgring endurance race. (TMC plans to compete again this year with an 86 from GAZOO Racing.) The display will also feature aerodynamic parts, wheels and other accessories to give consumers a clear idea of the 86's expansive customization possibilities.

During the exhibition, TMC is holding virtual events on GAZOO Metapolis7, a Japanese-language website featuring a virtual city (http://metapolis.toyota.co.jp). Also, the GAZOO website (in Japanese) has a special, exhibition-focused section (http://gazoo.com/racing/event/autosalon2012). Videos from the venue will be posted on Ustream and information will be available on web-based social-media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to enhance the dialogue between car enthusiasts both inside and outside the exhibition.

To further expand its GAZOO activities, TMC established a full-time GAZOO department this January to create more opportunities for people to easily experience the joy of automobiles. The department will continue to actively conduct various grass-roots motorsports events such as the GAZOO Racing "Waku Doki" circuit events8 and the Toyota GAZOO Racing Festival (TGRF)9.

Key Specifications of GRMN iQ Supercharger (Prototype Model)

Base vehicle IQ 130G MT (arrow pronounced "go")

Length/width/height 3,140 mm/1,705 mm/1,470 mm

Wheelbase 2,000 mm

Weight 990 kg

Seating 4

Driveline Front-wheel drive

Engine 1NR-FE + supercharger

Displacement 1,329 cc

Maximum output 95 kW (130 PS)/5,200 rpm

Maximum torque 180 N-m (18.3 kgf-m)/4,400 rpm

Transmission Six-speed manual transmission (close ratio)

Tires 195/55R16

Main features Performance – Specially-tuned suspension

- Exclusive brake pads & rotors

- Specially-tuned mufflers (dual)

- Lower gear reduction ratio

Exterior – Blister fenders

- Exclusive bumpers (front & rear)

- Exclusive rear spoiler

- Aluminum wheels (by Enkei)

Interior – Exclusive sport seats

- Exclusive gauges (200 km/h scale)

News Source: Toyota via AutoGuide.com

Image Credit: Gazoo Racing

Gazoo Racing Toyota iQ Supercharger prototype

 

Here's a surprise: Toyota has announced the company will produce the iQ Supercharger first unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon in limited quantities. The automaker has confirmed the development at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon. The vehicles will be built by partner Gazoo Racing and will feature a brawnier version of the same 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine found in the standard iQ. With a little forced induction on its side courtesy of a supercharger, the engine should be good for 130 horsepower and 133 pound-feet of torque. That's an increase of 36 ponies and 44 lb-ft over the stock configuration.

Like the concept, the production model will wear a not-so-subtle widebody kit, stiffer suspension and more aggressive brakes than its standard siblings. A six-speed manual transmission will be the only gearbox option. Indoors, buyers can expect to find custom seats and gauges that read all the way up to 124 mph.

Toyota and Gazoo Racing only plan to produce 100 of the muscle-bound iQ Supercharger models, and there's no indication its Scion cousin sold in the States will receive a similar treatment. What a shame. Hit the jump for a brief introductory video featuring the original concept as well as the full press release.

Show full PR text
'GRMN', 'G's' Concepts Debut at Tokyo Auto Salon 2012

'GRMN iQ Supercharger' to be Launched Summer 2012

Toyota City, Japan, January 13, 2012-Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is displaying a total of 15 vehicles, including five concept vehicles from "GAZOO Racing tuned by MN" (GRMN) and "G Sports"1 (G's), plus production vehicles, at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2012 with NAPAC2. The Tokyo Auto Salon, the world's largest customized car exhibition, is being held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City from today through January 153.

TMC views the Tokyo Auto Salon as a place where peoples' dreams about automobiles convene, and as such has actively exhibited there. Building on last year's show, TMC hopes to spark an even wider range of people's interest in the joy of owning, driving and discussing automobiles developed through GAZOO Racing4 activities.

The main concept vehicle on display is the "GRMN iQ Supercharger" prototype, a second-generation GRMN supercharged ultra compact scheduled for a limited 100-unit launch5 this summer. Based on the "iQ 130G MT "6, the GRMN iQ Supercharger features enhanced driving performance and seeks a feeling of integration between vehicle and driver. Also on display from the GRMN series are the "GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II" and the "GRMN Vitz Turbo Concept", as well as the G's series' "Mark X G Sports Concept II" and "Vellfire G Sports Concept" sports-conversion models.

Part of TMC's exhibition space is an area devoted to custom versions of the compact, rear-wheel-drive sports car "86" ("hachi-roku"), a vehicle extremely popular at the Tokyo Motor Show 2011. On display are two custom models and also the "GAZOO Racing Toyota FT-86" that competed in the 2011 Nürburgring endurance race. (TMC plans to compete again this year with an 86 from GAZOO Racing.) The display will also feature aerodynamic parts, wheels and other accessories to give consumers a clear idea of the 86's expansive customization possibilities.

During the exhibition, TMC is holding virtual events on GAZOO Metapolis7, a Japanese-language website featuring a virtual city (http://metapolis.toyota.co.jp). Also, the GAZOO website (in Japanese) has a special, exhibition-focused section (http://gazoo.com/racing/event/autosalon2012). Videos from the venue will be posted on Ustream and information will be available on web-based social-media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to enhance the dialogue between car enthusiasts both inside and outside the exhibition.

To further expand its GAZOO activities, TMC established a full-time GAZOO department this January to create more opportunities for people to easily experience the joy of automobiles. The department will continue to actively conduct various grass-roots motorsports events such as the GAZOO Racing "Waku Doki" circuit events8 and the Toyota GAZOO Racing Festival (TGRF)9.

Key Specifications of GRMN iQ Supercharger (Prototype Model)

Base vehicle IQ 130G MT (arrow pronounced "go")

Length/width/height 3,140 mm/1,705 mm/1,470 mm

Wheelbase 2,000 mm

Weight 990 kg

Seating 4

Driveline Front-wheel drive

Engine 1NR-FE + supercharger

Displacement 1,329 cc

Maximum output 95 kW (130 PS)/5,200 rpm

Maximum torque 180 N-m (18.3 kgf-m)/4,400 rpm

Transmission Six-speed manual transmission (close ratio)

Tires 195/55R16

Main features Performance – Specially-tuned suspension

- Exclusive brake pads & rotors

- Specially-tuned mufflers (dual)

- Lower gear reduction ratio

Exterior – Blister fenders

- Exclusive bumpers (front & rear)

- Exclusive rear spoiler

- Aluminum wheels (by Enkei)

Interior – Exclusive sport seats

- Exclusive gauges (200 km/h scale)

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TRD Launches New Performance Line Accessories for Toyota 86 at Tokyo Auto Salon – carscoop

By , January 13, 2012 1:10 pm


The Toyota 86 (along with its Scion and Subaru brethren) is just one of those cars that you know beforehand will draw massive attention from the aftermarket industry as buyers will surely want to upgrade the coupe's appearance and looks.

 

At this week's 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon, TRD (Toyota Racing Development) presented a first batch of performance and styling goods for the 86 sports coupe.

Toyota's in-house tuning division has developed a new aero package with side skirts, a full width front spoiler, a rear apron that includes a diffuser and a boot lid spoiler that go together with a bespoke fuel cap cover and 18-inch black alloy wheels.

Inside, TRD's offerings include body hugging bucket seats, a push start button, a shift knob, and what the company describes as a "Sports Meter Link System" with readings for water temperature, oil temperature and oil pressure.

Key handling features added to TRD's Performance Line 86 include a reworked and fully adjustable suspension with new front and rear anti-roll bars, a carbon front strut, additional cross-bracing and a stabilizer set, plus a sports brake kit with 6-piston calipers up front and 4-piston at the back and a high-response, four-tailpipe exhaust system.

 

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tcmaboy and the Tokyo Auto Salon finale – All the leftovers

By , January 26, 2011 6:54 pm

We have reached the end. All that remains in my big bag of photos are a few remnants that just don't seem to fit anywhere else, so lets cap this off with a nice helping of mystery meat.

And who better to serve this meal than Capitan Jack Sparrow.

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The ultimate in trunk security.

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Oh no 5 oh!

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And looks like they are being backed up by the Global Unlimited Task Squad. This means Ultra Man must be in the area…..beware of giant monsters.

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Do you have Ultimate Muscle?

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Is your little RC car just not doing it for you anymore? Are your friends tired of the fact that they don't get to play too? Well then……

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I was hoping to find more micro van action, but sadly this is all there was

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Have you ever found yourself wishing you had a water feature in your car?

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Another tcmaboy TAS Installment (I lost track of what number we’re on) – Something for the Ladies

By , January 26, 2011 6:50 pm

 

So far most of the cars have been for the boys, but what about the girls? Maybe something pretty…..in pink?

The Moving Cafe Label from G Corporation has all things cute for your commuter right down to the heart shaped wheels.

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A little too cute? Looking for something a little more practical? Take a look at the Butterfly Systems Black Death Butterfly Zest Spark (I couldn't make that name up if I tried).

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A bit too small? Looking for something a bit more luxurious? Try the on Butterfly Systems Celsior. The interior treatment will make all of your friends LV pale by comparison.

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Are you looking for something a bit more sporting? Head over to the Fairlady Z Zone to give your fair lady the treatment she deserves. The heart shaped steering wheel will be a constant reminder of your love.

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Like to feel the wind in your hair without the noise and fuss of the Z? 170 Motoring has the IS for you. All the beauty of a fine luxury car.

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While concealing a beast within.

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The world of drifting is crowded with loud shouty vehilcles, so how is one to stand out? OK, these are probably more for the boys. Enjoy the eye candy.

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Tokyo Auto Salon Sunday Bonus – Kit Car Challenge

By , January 23, 2011 1:03 pm
SPECIAL SUNDAY EDITION!!!11!!1!

Who am I?

An event like Tokyo Auto Salon just wouldn't be complete without kit cars. Now some are your run of the mill take it out of the box and go type kits.

Cars like the classic Super 7

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Need a little ROC action? Then hit up KTM for one of these little guys

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How about this baby LM from STO for track days?

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Others on the other hand……well they started life as something. Your challenge is to identify the car hiding under the kit. Answers will be posted on Monday.

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Tokyo Auto Salon Installment #7 – Old School

By , January 23, 2011 12:58 pm

Today we go a little old school.

AE86 tuner Impulse had both flavors on hand

Sprinter

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and Levin, wait a minute…..the steering wheel is on the wrong side. Probably because it is actually a GTS in disguise.

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WARNING: NON TOYOTA CONTENT AHEAD

G Works magazine had a few shiny Toy….er uh….Nissans on hand.

I am sure this little guy will help make your day bright and Sunny.

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Boxy but good doesn't always apply to Volvos.

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Ken and Mary must have so much fun driving in this 1 of 197 GTR.

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