After finishing 2nd overall in the Toyota Sprint Series last year, Team Fensport have been very busy over the winter "off season". The aim was always to make the car significantly faster at the end of each year so changes for the 2014 season had to include more grip before more power!!
First and most obvious is the fabulous Blitz Aerospeed wide arch kit as used on the Blitz Racing project Time Attack car and also Ken Nomura's Blitz Drift car in Japan. The kit was shipped over and we were so pleased with the perfect fit straight from the box!
The Blitz kit allows for an 120mm track width on the rear and 110mm on the front. The arches have been cut out to provide more space for the new Rota 18 x 9.5" wheels which are clad in 265 wide Toyo R888's all round. Additional aero parts include custom front and rear canards, TRD aero fins, a higher rear wing and custom rear diffuser.
With the new found grip the team have also increased spring rates on the BC Racing external reservoir coilovers.
Also upgraded is the Avo turbocharger to the stage 3 Avo billet version which offers the same incredible response alongside a 20% increase in airflow.
The car has also been re mapped using Ecutek software to get the most out of the 108 ron race fuel, along with electronic "in gear" boost control which helps with traction in the lower gears.
An M Factory Carbon propshaft has been fitted to reduce rotational mass.
2014 Tech Spec
Standard internals. Avo Billet turbo kit with custom 3" Blitz Nur Spec exhaust. Fensport Lightweight Pulley kit. Mapped by Fensport using Ecutek and Race Rom. Millers Nanotec 0w30 oil. Hel Oil cooler. Mishimoto radiator, Samco hoses.
Helix lightweight steel flywheel, Helix uprated clutch cover and 4 paddle cerrametalic clutch plate, M factory carbon propshaft, M factory 4.4 final drive and 1.5 way plate LSD. Standard Gearbox.
BC Racing external resevoir coilover kit. S Wave adjustable camber arms, adjustable rear suspension arms, and front roll centre adjuster. SuperPro polyurethane bush kit. Summit 3 point strut brace and 4 point lower brace, rear anti roll bar braces.
Front: Stoptech 4 pot calipers and 328mm discs with Ferodo DS2500 pads
Rear: Stoptech grooved discs and Stoptech pads
Hel brake lines and Millers racing brake fluid.
Blitz Aerospeed wide arch kit with side skirts. Custom front and rear canards, custom rear diffuser. carbon rear spoiler and carbon mirrors. Seibon carbon bonnet and boot lid. Perspex windows.
Track increased 110mm front and 120mm rear.
Wheels & Tyres
Rota Grid Drift 9.5 x 18 with Toyo R888 265/35/18 tyres.
FIA weld in cage. Corbeau Revolution seat. Luke 3" harness. Electric cut off, Racecar lithium battery, plumbed in extinguisher.
26/04/14 Pre season test at Blyton Park
We headed off for their first test of the season just 1 day before the first round of the 2014 Toyota Sprint and GT86 Trophy series. Testing went fantastic with only shock absorbers, ride height and tyre pressures being adjusted in time for the 1st event.
27/04/14 Round 1 Toyota Sprint Series
We couldn't of asked for a better start to the new season, after just 1 run, Adrian was reporting back and saying the car had incredible grip, great power and perfect balance.
This car deserves a kiss!!! The car ran faultless and went on to win on it's debut.
As the summer has progressed so has our modifications, and after a broken driveshaft on round 2 we invested in some heavy duty drive shafts, since then we haven't had any problems since.
TRD heavy duty engine and gearbox mounts are now installed to cope with the increased engine torque. A Racer X alloy sump which is baffled internally and also increases oil capacity has been installed along with a low temp thermostat.
Then it was time to find out how are engine tuning was developing, so we headed off to Ecutek for a power run on their dyno, and here is the result :)
We have had a fantastic year with our GT86R, finishing 1st overall at 5 rounds of the Toyota Sprint Series and securing the overall championship :) Other than a broken driveshaft, the car has run fault free all year and we are so looking forward to 2015!
2015 will see some further changes, it's always our plan to keep developing the 86 platform, so stay tuned for 2015 updates :)
A huge thank you to all our supporters and sponsors, for their support, and for making it all possible :)