Japanese tuners Abflug have released the initial details about their Toyota 86 project they’re calling the Spiral 86. This comes in perfect timing for the Tokyo Auto Salon next month, and features a wide variety of styling and performance modifications to fit tuning enthusiasts needs. At the exterior of the Toyota 86 it starts off with a new aggressive body kit featuring custom bumpers, side skirts and a trunk mounted spoiler.
You didn’t read it wrong, this is the new ‘Gundam Style‘ kit for the upcoming 2013 Toyota Auris by Modellista. While it may be easily confused with the hit viral song ‘Gangnam Style’ by South Korean rapper PSY, this title actually relates to the Japanese animated television series with giant robots. Although this car is not a giant in itself, the large Japanese in-house tuning company Modellista has taken this car under their wing for some tasty modifications.
The guys at Speedhunters teamed up the KW suspension experts to create this 86X drift car based on the Toyota GT-86. (Also know as the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S depending on where you live) It recently participated in the Gatebil drift competition in Norway and plans to tour Europe while being driven by Fredric Aasbø. To get this car competition ready, the guys had to completely swap out the factory engine with a larger 2JZ-GTE sourced from a Toyota Supra.
The tuners at Wald International have released a teaser of a new kit for the upcoming Toyota 86 that has taken the world by storm. In the US, this car will be known as the Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ, while in Europe it will be called the Toyota GT 86. All in all, this looks to be the hot commodity for tuning enthusiasts and companies worldwide. Wald has released their JDM version for the Toyota 86 with a few teaser photos we have in the this article. You can see the 86 received a new front apron making it more aggressive, new side skirts, fender vents, and a few extras at the rear.
Wald International is at it again with the Toyota Prius Mk3 after releasing their first attempt for the hybrid with the “Exclusive Line” back in 2010. This new “Sports Line” program will hit the market very soon, so look out for the new aero parts from the notorious Black Bison tuners. For this kit, it starts off with a new front bumper, side skirts and rear apron with integrated diffuser and customized exhaust exits.
Check out this Ferrari F430 replica kit that has been built on a Toyota Celica. When planning to build a replica, the first car the comes to mind is the Pontiac Fiero to use as the donor car. Simply because it was a mid-engine sports car that has a similar wheel base as some of the exotics today. However, occasionally you will find tuners finding new ways to construct the car of their dreams, like this Toyota Celica Ferrari F430 kit.
At the Tokyo Auto Show, TRD aka Toyota Racing Development announced their plans for several aftermarket parts set to hit the market for the highly anticipated Toyota 86. This affordable sports car will definitely be a favorite among tuning enthusiasts, so we are prepared to bring you all of the latest goodies Toyota has to offer. This initial aero kit will consist of a new front spoiler, side skirts, diffuser and boot lid spoiler at the rear. Customers can also choose to purchase a custom fuel cap cover and aftermarket 18-inch alloy wheels if they’d like.
At the upcoming SEMA Show, Toyota will release a unique Tacoma X-Runner pick-up truck called the RTR. Ready to Race is what it stands for, and the tuned Tacoma comes powered by a modified Toyota Tundra 5.7-liter V8 engine. With the addition of a new supercharger and intake kit, the custom truck now delivers an impressive 504 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque. It will come with a fabricated steel driveshaft, relocated exhaust behind the passenger rear wheel, and livery inspired tuning by the unique 1968 Dan Gurnery Mercury Cougar XR7-G pony car.
At the 41st Tokyo Motor Show, Subaru and Toyota have partnered together to release the Toyota FT-86 Concept. Both companies will produce their own versions of the car, but right now they are sticking with the Toyota name. It should launch at the end of 2011 and will be powered by a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four cylinder engine. Sporting a rear wheel drive, the Toyota FT-86 Concept car shows performance numbers of 146 hp and 190 Nm of torque. Hopefully there will be a turbocharger available for those tuning enthusiasts wanting extra power for their Toyota or Subaru. Delivering maximum driving performance will be a 6-speed manual transmission, and the affordable sports car will be priced around $20,000 USD.
Japanese car tuning specialists Tommy Kaira have created a modified version of the third-generation Toyota Prius, which is one of the top selling hybrids. All of the customizations are cosmetic because the tuning company didn’t want to hinder fuel economy, since that is the reason people buy the Prius in the first place. The front end received a completely redesigned look with the addition of a front lip spoiler and air intake vents. Lowering the ride height of the Toyota Prius is an aftermarket suspension kit to add to the new sporty look. It also received new larger wheels and tires because the wheels on most hybrid models are pathetic.
Wald International from Japan has released a styling kit for the latest generation Toyota Land Cruiser. They called this styling kit The Black Bison because the offroader received a massive and aggressive look with huge 24 or 26″ rims and a couple elements that extend the car’s long body kit even more. The stylish kit consists of a re-designed front bumper, new side skirts that connect the front side with the rear side of the car, a rear apron with integrated diffuser and a small roof wing to add a stylish touch to the car. The Land Cruiser’s huge alloy wheels were wrapped in big chunky tires and it seems that Wald International was one of the few tuning companies that tried to develop a kit for this huge Land Cruiser.