Here in the U.S., we are prepping for the 2014 Detroit Auto Show , on the other side of the globe, Japan is in the early stages of the first auto salon of the year, which is in Tokyo . While the Tokyo show will likely not be as big as the American show, there are plenty of makers set to show off some very cool vehicles.
On of them is this GRMN 86 concept that "incorporates the technical expertise gained through the 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race." The first details offered on the concept suggest it will feature an updated powertrain, strengthened body, a lower center of gravity and a lower curb weight than a base Toyota GT86 .
The concept’s roof, hood and trunk are made from carbon fiber, while the windows are made from polycarbonate. Both of these materials help drop the GT86’s weight.
No details were released on the performance figures, but this new GRMN 86 concept also received sport-tuned suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes and a mechanical differential, so it will surely be more fun to drive.
Click past the jump to read more about the Toyota GT86.