The S-FR Concept is supposed to be a cute, lightweight, rear-wheel-drive sports car. But Toyota’s in-house motorsports arm, GAZOO Racing, couldn’t wait to get their hands on it and churned out this mean-looking track-ready version even before it hits production.
Set to make its public debut at the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon, GAZOO’s S-FR Racing Concept appears to be a full-fledged race car through and through. Its fender flares house bigger and wider tires, fitted on center locking wheels. There’s also carbon fiber everywhere, on the canards, front splitter, rear spoiler, and diffuser. As for the suspension, it’s dropped to get it as close to the ground as possible to help it go around corners.
Also please do notice the small details such as the aero side mirrors and the centrally-mounted exhaust that they’ve nicely added onto the S-FR.
While Toyota decided to leave out details on its drivetrain, we’d like to think that it’ll come with more than just 130 hp found in the original concept. The deep hood vents and massive front grille suggests that GAZOO’s engineering team have toyed with the 1.5L 4-cylinder unit, probably adding forced induction or even swapping it out completely.
Hopefully, Toyota and GAZOO Racing will have more details when the S-FR Racing Concept debuts next month. But for now, we’re more than happy to drool over these lovely photos.