11 de janeiro de 2013

Gazoo Racing creates the GRMN SPORTS FR Concept PLATINUM [Video]

Gazoo Racing has a long partnership with Toyota, creating several concepts and racing cars for the Japanese automaker, and recently revealed another at the Tokyo Auto Salon, based on the Toyota GT86/Scion FR-S, called the GRMN SPORTS FR Concept PLATINUM.

I have to be honest, the car looks like one of the concepts shown by Lotus in 2010, but that isn't a bad thing. Gazoo changed a lot of things, starting with the redesigned front, with new headlamps, tail lights, bumpers, hood and a rather large rear wing.

On the inside we have a roll cage, bucket seats with four-point seat belt, a new steering wheel and several other changes with a two-tone interior.

For a lot of people the 200hp taken from the 4U-GSE naturally aspirated four-cylinder boxer engine is just not enough, so the good people at Gazoo Racing added a turbocharger and a supercharger raising the maximum power to 330hp and the torque to 431Nm (318 lb/ft).

Connected to the boxer engine is a six-speed manual transmission which in turn is attached to a mechanical limited slip differential driving the rear wheels. Other changes have been made to the suspension, brakes and wheels.

Source: carscoop