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Griffon Project TRD Toyota 86 heading to 2013 Goodwood Festival

The specially modified Toyota 86, known as the GT 86 TRD Griffon Project, will attend this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car features extensive upgrades in almost every area.

Griffon Project TRD Toyota 86-track

Starting with the kerb weight, the Griffon Project 86 has managed to drop 227kg from the sports coupe’s mass. This is very impressive, especially for the already relatively lightweight nature of the 86.

The weight reduction is possible thanks to lots of carbon fibre replacement parts, including the doors, bonnet, roof, boot lid and wing, and a rear diffuser. The overall weight is now 1034kg.

Griffon Project TRD Toyota 86-rear

In other areas, the Griffon Project also gets polycarbonate windows, racing-style 18-inch alloy wheels, a 4.8:1 limited-slip TRD differential, TRD brakes, and a coil over suspension system.

The Goodwood Festival will give European enthusiasts the first real look at the fully modded 86 in the flesh, after its unveiling took place at the Tokyo Auto Salon earlier this year. It’s unknown if the car will make a run up the famous hill climb.

The event starts on July 11.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.