Custom Toyota vehicles for SEMA ready for races, trailers and more
Completed GR . line sports car this year with the advent of 2023 GR Corolla, Toyota will not pass up the opportunity to show what can be done with them to SEMA. Outside the Corolla, GR86 and GR Supra got a custom treatment this year and the car models cover almost every type of motorsport: rally, drift, drag and road racing. Let’s check them out.
GR Corolla Rally Concept
This one (shown at the top) is possibly our favorite Toyota. GR Yaris It may be a car designed for international races, but the larger and more powerful GR Corolla we received was well worth it. Plus, the name Corolla has a legacy of protest, with examples made by Castrol racing in WRC in the late 1990s. This car wasn’t exactly designed for the world rally and it lacked Castrol color, but it stays cool and ready for dirt and gravel. It’s based on the Circuit Edition trim and the bodywork is the glaringly updated part. It has enlarged steel fenders that add a total width of 6 inches. They have functional vents and item enhancements that are not finished with carbon fiber side skirts, front splitter and rear wing. Tein rally coilovers are fitted with 17-inch OZ wheels with chunky tyres. The engine is mostly original besides a large flow intake and Magnaflow exhaust. Engine and transmission oil coolers are fitted for extended race use, and Wilwood handbrake is fitted for tight corners. The interior is mostly second-hand except for the roll cage, racing seats, fire suppression system, spare tire rack and rally communication system. So really not that share.
GR Supra gives birth to twins in 10 seconds
We’re not even saying that Toyota owes us a 10-second car, but we have two. The company wanted to show what was possible with a car that had a “modest” $10,000 budget (beyond the cost of the car, of course). Toyota Automotive Garage team applied this request to a couple Supras, each with the same set of modifiers. The six in line receive a single turbo switch from the Pure Turbo, along with dual intercoolers, a squeaky-free exhaust, 3.5-inch exhaust and a ECU adjust. The changes bring power up to 620 horsepower and 590 pound-feet. Welded wheels are used at the front and rear, with 305 mm fat Mickey Thompson ET Street tires at the rear and slim tires at the front. The rear axles have been upgraded, and it has a new radiator and transmission cooler. The suspension has been upgraded with adjustable coils, but brake Almost saved up on new Hawk brake pads. Inside, the only changes include a six-point harness and harness bar.
GR86 Daily Drifter
Here GR86 Drift cars are joined together by cars and sports car racing Photographer Larry Chen. It’s designed to be the balance between a drift car and something that can be used for casual commuting. It makes around 300hp with the addition of a cooled supercharger from HKS along with a MagnaFlow cat exhaust. The engine is better cooled with an upgraded radiator. The suspension is highly adjustable with new rollers, control arms, anti-roll end links and a set of steering angles. The 1.5-way limited-slip differential is useful for side-to-side maneuvering. Additional braces stiffen the chassis. The interior features Sparco racing seats and six-point belts, along with a Vivid Racing steering wheel and short shifter. The exterior of the car looks very race-ready with a Seibon carbon fiber hood and a host of carbon parts from HKS including the front splitter, side skirts, rear bumper and spoiler. It comes complete with Motegi wheels, Type S underbody lights and custom vinyl wrap.