Welp, that did not take lengthy. With the announcement of Toyota’s and Subaru’s second-generation GR 86 and BRZ, it was once all however assured the little sports activities vehicles would get a variety of aftermarket go-fast items and aesthetic upgrades. And HKS Japan is not losing any time leaving its mark at the style. Final weekend, all the way through the once a year “Fuji 86 Taste with BRZ” tournament at Japan’s Fuji Speedway, the high-performance aftermarket tuning corporate debuted its GR 86 thought.
HKS (named after its founders, Hasegawa, Kitagawa, and Sigma), was once established in Japan in 1973. With a focal point on functionality portions that incorporated forward-thinking aftermarket turbocharged packages (probably the most first actual), bolt-on answers, and later aero choices, the logo has lengthy served as a pacesetter within the house. Lately it is steadily been first to marketplace with upgrades for newly launched automobiles.
A lot Wanted Spice up
In case you are a social media dweller, then you may have surely learn the consistent court cases concerning the GR 86 and BRZ being void of any type of spice up, and HKS rectifies that with its GT2 supercharger gadget. The corporate has put important emphasis at the deserves of centrifugal superchargers for bolt-on kits like this, touting the pressured induction programs’ advanced low-end energy and midrange grunt relative to related turbochargers.
Along with the supercharger, HKS suits the GR 86’s boxer engine with a catalytic converter-equipped GT SPEC exhaust manifold that ends up in the gang’s Hello-Energy SPEC-L II exhaust gadget. The light-weight cat-back exhaust includes a pair of canister mufflers that go out throughout the manufacturing facility bumper openings, the finishers wrapped with a titanium ring. HKS used its Flash Editor, a programmable add-on that plugs into the manufacturing facility OBD port and lets in reflashing the ECU to maximise functionality or revert again to inventory settings if wanted, to make sure the supercharger and high-flow exhaust gadget play great with the Toyota sport coupe’s manufacturing facility ECU. Whilst no legitimate energy numbers have been launched, because the package remains to be underneath building, we guess those upgrades will web between a 60 and 100 hp achieve—relying on which package is selected (we think there shall be entry-level and extra complex choices)—relative to the inventory automobile’s 228-hp output.
Dressed to Kill
The HKS thought highlights the 2022 GT 86’s authentic strains. There are not any flared fenders right here. A entrance lip spoiler attaches to the ground of the entrance bumper and wraps round its edges. Upturned winglets lengthen the piece outward a couple of inches. Simply above it sit down one-piece dual-plane canards. A carbon fiber panel covers the entrance fender vents. Those items bolt immediately to HKS-brand facet skirts that sweep up towards the rear quarter panel—identical to the manufacturing facility ones. Those, alternatively, are a little extra pronounced and rather a little sharper having a look because of their built-in diffusers.
The sweeping strains of the GR 86 all however disappear while you view the auto from the again. HKS geared toward livening issues up a little by way of including a carbon-fiber rear diffuser, which, just like the entrance lip, extends past the bumper a couple of inches. Above this sits some other carbon-fiber contact: a swish “Duck Tail Wing” that hugs the trunk lid. HKS additionally whipped up a GT wing that sits above the trunk, too. The somewhat low-profile unit well enhances the idea that automobile’s different styling bits.
HKS improves the GR 86’s dealing with by means of Hipermax S coilovers with adjustable camber plates. The corporate additionally ditched the unique 18-inch wheels and tires for a collection of bronze 19-inch Advan Racing GT Beyonds wrapped in sticky 255/30-19 Advan Neova AD08R rubber. HKS did not overlook about preventing energy, both, and the corporate suits this GR 86 with blue-painted six-piston entrance calipers that clamp down on 14.6-inch rotors. 4-piston calipers and 12.6-inch Carbing slotted rotors live on the automobile’s rear.
All the time early to the birthday party, HKS Japan controlled to place in combination an excessively entire bundle for the soon-to-be-released GR 86 (it is protected to suppose those bits will switch over to the BRZ, too). For years, the so-called “Toyobaru” sports activities vehicles have maintained a devoted fanbase and a considerable amount of aftermarket give a boost to. It sort of feels this should not exchange with the coming of the second-generation style, as proof by way of HKS’s 2022 Toyota GR 86 thought.