Toyota Provides Modification Details for GR86 Cup Car

Toyota Gazoo Racing North America (TGRNA) has revealed new details regarding the Toyota GR86 Cup car, the dedicated vehicle for the all-new single make Toyota GR Cup racing series that debuts in 2023.

According to TGRNA, all GR Cup race cars will start as stock vehicles that then go to TGRNA’s brand new facility in Mooresville, North Carolina, to be modified for GR Cup competition.

“The GR Cup series will no doubt dial up the excitement around our already exhilarating, great handling and now more powerful GR86,” said Lisa Materazzo, Group Vice President – Toyota Division Marketing. “This series gives our GR fans yet another way to challenge their skills in a safe and sanctioned performance driving environment and gives racing fans a new series to follow.”

Upon arrival at TGRNA’s North Carolina facility, each GR86 will be fitted with Bosch engine management, custom Borla exhaust, SADEV 6-speed sequential transmission, Alcon brakes, adjustable JRI Shocks, OMP safety equipment, roll cage, carbon fiber rear wing, 22-gallon fuel cell, TGRNA designed MacPherson struts, Stratasys custom bodywork, a TGRNA designed splitter and more.

Sanctioned by SRO America, the GR Cup series will include 14 events at seven American racetracks, including Sonoma Raceway, Circuit of the Americas, Virginia Motorsports Park, the Music City Grand Prix street circuit, Road America, Sebring International Raceway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

A.J. Hecht

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