Toyota Gazoo preview video suggests scorching ‘GR’ GT86

Toyota's GR HV idea was based mostly on the current-generation GT86
European logos have been filed that time to growth of Gazoo Racing sporting sub-brand; the GR86 has been previewed in a brief video

Toyota’s Gazoo Racing sub-brand is ready to broaden with the names of the primary GR-badged variants of the GT86 and Yaris being trademarked throughout Europe, and a Toyota Gazoo-honed GT86 being proven in a social media preview video by Toyota's Spanish arm.

If the logos and preview video signify manufacturing efficiency variants, the limited-run Yaris GRMN will probably be adopted by a extra mainstream scorching hatch providing tweaked by Gazoo Racing, in addition to a extra hardcore model of Toyota’s GT86 sports activities automobile.

 

 

This improvement suits with Toyota’s goal to unfold the affect of its Gazoo Racing division, with the upcoming Supra being honed by the motorsport sub-brand. Additionally forthcoming is a GR Sport-badged heat Yaris fitted with sporting styling components impressed by the limited-run GRMN scorching hatch. 

It’s nearly sure that each GT86 and Yaris fashions would get uprated energy over their cooking variants. It's doubtless that the Yaris could be barely tamer than the £26,296, 209bhp and 184lb ft Yaris GRMN. The brand new preview video's "ardour for pace" caption means that the GT86 variant could be faster than the usual mannequin.

The GR-badged GT86 variant trademark comes close to the top of the automobile’s present life cycle. The GR model may due to this fact be launched within the second-generation GT86, due quickly if the standard seven-year cycle is any information. This may assist to distinguish the automobile from the mechanically an identical Subaru BRZ, produced in a three way partnership between the 2 manufacturers. 

Toyota offered a touch at what the following GT86 may appear like with a Gazoo Racing affect within the GR HV idea, revealed ultimately yr’s Tokyo motor present. The model additionally confirmed a hypercar idea utilizing the GR badge, named Gazoo GR Tremendous Sport, which is mooted for a motorsport entry after the introduction of the Le Mans hypercar class. 

A Toyota spokesman could not touch upon the logos. 

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