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2022 Toyota GR86 Gazoo Racing parts revealed

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Gazoo Racing has taken the GR86 up a notch.

Toyota’s performance arm has revealed a range of performance, aerodynamic and aesthetic parts and accessories for the 2022 Toyota GR86.

Currently only available for purchase on the Japanese TRD website, the parts can be purchased separately or in bundles.

“The introduction of Gazoo Racing branded accessories is currently under study by Toyota Australia and we will announce any future plans in due course,” said a Toyota Australia spokesperson.

Toyota is currently offering the following parts as part of its GR Parts range for the GR86:

  • Front spoiler
  • Side skirt
  • Sports muffler
  • Canard
  • Aero stabilising cover
  • Rear boot spoiler
  • Rear bumper spoiler
  • 19-inch forged aluminium wheel and tyre set
  • GR Sport side visor
  • Fender duct fin
  • Sport muffler and muffler garnish set
  • Fuel lid garnish
  • Door handle protector
  • Carbon number plate frame
  • Aluminium discharge tape
  • Adjustable suspension set
  • Performance damper
  • Monoblock brake kit
  • Member brace set
  • Brake pad set
  • Door stabiliser
  • Quick-shift lever set
  • Infrared-cutting window tint

Gazoo Racing is currently offering three aerodynamic packages.

The full-fat aerodynamic package with the GR sports muffler, front spoiler, side skirts, rear bumper spoiler, front canards, ducktail spoiler, and rear window gap cover costs ¥361,900 (A$4452) unpainted or ¥380,600 (A$4683) when finished in either red, white or black paint.

The other two packages are variations of this package with omissions for a lower asking price.

Although these parts may just seem like a flashy bodykit for the GR86, Toyota put a lot of effort into making sure the parts add more downforce.

Developed using the same platform as its Super GT racer, Toyota used digital wind tunnel testing that it calls Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis.

By doing this, the automaker was able to continually modify the shape of its parts and analyse their effectiveness.

During the initial stage of development, Toyota said the shape of the front spoiler was larger but too effective, but with adjustments it was able to harmonise the front and rear aerodynamic balance.

When designing the parts, Toyota was aiming for a track-focused aesthetic to inspire drivers to take their GR86s for a lap.

These Gazoo Racing aerodynamic parts for the GR86 were shown in prototype form in July 2021 alongside a more aggressive wide-body prototype as well.

The 2022 Toyota GR86 and its twin the Subaru BRZ have both received a larger 2.4-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder boxer engine.

Outputs are 173kW of power and 250Nm of torque, with a claimed 0-100km/h time of 6.3 seconds.

These outputs are up 21kW and 38Nm on its predecessor, and Toyota says it has addressed the torque dip that plagued the first-generation car.

Under the skin, Toyota says torsional rigidity has been boosted by 50 per cent, and the centre of gravity has been lowered thanks largely to the aluminium roof and front quarter panels.

Inside, the GR86 and BRZ feature a more prominent screen in the dashboard and a new instrument binnacle, along with new switches from the Subaru parts bin.

Toyota has delayed the Australian launch of the GR86 until the second half of 2022, compared to the already-priced BRZ which its first allocation of 500 vehicles has just sold out.

MORE: Everything Toyota GR86

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