First things first, I have to get it out there, I will never forget Kiran or this Toyota GT86. I got chatting with Kiran back in early 2016 when I first met him at Kings Lynn for some photos in the early days of the car build and I just can’t believe how much work has gone in to this car over the years and constant improvements and refining.
The reason why the car will always stick with me, is for the simple fact that when I shot the car on 12/03/2016 it was my Mums birthday for starters, but after a long day of travelling and shooting in the cold, I got home late and got in to bed and my daughters Mother’s waters broke and went in to labour! A long set of hours later and my daughter was born on March 15th 2016. We both couldn’t believe it!
Anyway, now the life story is out of the way lets get down to business and talk about the car itself.
After being influecned while on a trip to America with the FRS’ & BRZ’s around, Kiran went for a 2013 Toyota GT86 when he was back home. The car was purchased with a stage 1 turbo kit on the original FA20 block, so it was just over the 300BHP mark, the car was fitted with a coilover kit and bucket seats and a cage.
For the eagle eyed, you may well notice there is no longer a turbo FA20 block in the engine bay anymore! The FA20 turbo was swapped out for a 2JZGTE block. The original swap ended badly after blowing the engine and the car went back in for more work for the block to be forged.
The rebuild consisted of Mahle Motorsport 86.5mm forged pistons, Bridgeway conrods with CA625+ bolts, ARP main & head studs, HKS multi layer steel headgasket and 8.5:1 compression ratio. This is now built to be capable of 1000BHP on pump fuel comfortably.
Mapped on a Link G4+ ECU, fully tucked engine and body wiring looms, When I say he was seeking perfection I meant it, the car runs full CANBUS intergration to keep factory functions and the instrument cluster working, this is a first in the UK using a Link ECU.
The car is capable of anti lag, launch control, switchable boost, closed loop boost control, onboard lambda, closed loop fueling on idle, cruise control and e-throttle all via the Link ECU using all functions.
Powered by a Borgwarner S362SXE T4 twinscroll with a pair of 38mm Turbosmart wastegates through a pair of bonnet screamers.
The Otaku Garage billet manifold is modified to fit the 82mm Bosch motorsport e-throttle. Fitted along with Injector Dynamics 1050x injectors using the Otaku Garage billet fuel rail retaining the factory returnless fuel system which doesn’t struggle at this power with 4 bar of feed pressure.
There’s a GT86 Motul oil cooler kit which fitted directly to the 2JZ block with some line length alterations. A modified GT86 alloy radiator which was modified to move the inlet and outlet to suit the 2JZ. Pair of Spal fans which are ECU controlled, custom alloy water piping, customer intercooler pipework & mounting. 3 inch titanium direct exit exhaust built by Jack Rodgers at Demand Engineering. Excessive manufacturing VVTi to BRZ conversion mounts with a custom gearbox mount.
All engine conversion, fabrication, wiring, engine build & tuning carried out by Tom Hudson at Fensport Performance.
The car is paired with an E46 M3 gearbox with a CAE shifter. This is fitted with an Xtreme twin plate clutch, custom propshaft, Kaaz 2 way LSD and uprated driveshafts capable of 600BHP.
The car is fitted with KW V3 Coilovers.
The cars bodywork has been extended using a V1 Rocket Bunny kit that has been smoothed in to the original bodywork rather than opting for the usual ‘bolt-on’ look but without the side skirts or splitters.
Kiran’s GT86 has gone through 3 resprays and 2 wraps. The current wrap is full 3M fitted by Fleet Livery Solutions LTD & designed by Kyle Wassmer.
The interior is complete with some Cobra bucket seats, momo steering wheel & defi gauges.
The car sits on 18″ Work VSKF’s in chrome powder and polished lips.
Behind the wheels up front are AP Racing 8 piston calipers with J Hook discs. The rear is fitted with AP Racing 4 piston calipers and also J Hook discs.
More work went in to the braking system such as removing the factory ABS system to tidy up the engine bay and reduce cluttering. There is an OBP hung billet pedal box and custom made stainless braided brake hosing from the pedal box to the calipers and clutch slave cylinder also.
There is a number of carbon fibre additions on the car, most noticeably being the tailgate.
Aside from the wrap and vinyl design there are a few stickers around the car, one being one of our windscreen banners which can be found on our online store.
As you can see there is a fine amount of workmanship, time & money that has gone in to this car. I just hope now it get’s used and enjoyed for a long time to come and I look forward to any other changes in the future. The car will always have a soft spot in my heart. Kiran states the looks on peoples faces can be priceless, in particular the look of disgust from the older generation. I can only imagine why, I have heard the car on Anti Lag in the Busted Knuckle workshop!
We even had a 2JZ mascot with us for the shoot. It’s time for you to meet Moses.
It was cold out so it was only fair that Conor kept Moses warm while we took photos!