Toyota GR86 Daily Drifter debuts as an attainable drifter


Toyota too brought a whole bunch of builds for the 2022 SEMA Show, which includes this GR86 Daily Drifter—built by automotive photographer Larry Chen. This build is supposed to showcase something that can be put together within a limited budget.

So, the Toyota GR86 Daily Drifter begins its life as the model year 2022 GR86, for which, Chen adds a Seibon carbon fiber hood, an HKS carbon fiber front spoiler lip, HKS carbon fiber side skirts, an HKS carbon fiber rear wing, an HKS carbon fiber rear diffuser, and of course, a set of white Motegi Racing wheels shod with Yokohama Advan Neova AD09 tires. These are all, of course, visual and aero stuff.

As for mechanical upgrades, Chen added a StopTech Big Brake kit up front and complementing brakes at the rear; ST Suspensions ST XTA Plus 3 coilovers; SPL Parts front and rear adjustable control arms; adjustable sway bar links; a GK Tech steering angle kit, and an OS Giken Super Lock 1.5 way differential. To ensure structural rigidity, he added a Toyota GR strut tower brace, door jamb braces and front fender support structure braces. The cockpit features Sparco EVO QRT racing seats with a six-point harness; a Studio RSR four-point roll cage; a Vivid Racing VR Bespoke steering wheel, and a Toyota GR short shifter kit.


Thanks to an HKS GT2 Supercharger Pro ZD8 kit with an intercooler and a MagnaFlow NEO Series cat-back performance exhaust system, the power output here is 224 kW (300 bhp/305 metric hp), which is a significant increase over the stock car. A CSF aluminum radiator is employed to keep things cool. HPS silicone hoses and an HKS carbon fiber engine and fuse box covers complete the under-the-hood package.

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