Toyota has announced the GT 86 TRD Griffon Project will be showcased at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Modified specifically for track driving, this GT 86 comes with a TRD mechanical differential instead of the stock Torsen unit, while the final drive ratio has been shortened to 4.8:1. Among the many modifications we should mention the new oil cooler, coilover suspension units and TRD monoblock calipers with race-spec brake pads.

More importantly, the car has gone through a massive 500 lbs (227 kg) weight reduction to 2,279 lbs (1,034 kg) thanks to the carbon fiber doors, hood, roof, rear wing and boot lid, while the rear diffuser, front wing and bumpers are made from CFRP. The stock glass windows have been replaced by lighter polycarbonate units. The GT 86 now sits on 18-inch alloys wrapped around in Yokohama Advan tires

Inside the cabin it gets a bucket seat, MOMO steering and other TRD products like gauges (oil temp, oil pressure and water temp), push start switch and shift knob.

Gallery: Toyota GT 86 TRD Griffon Project heading to Goodwood Festival of Speed

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