The Toyota 86, while dynamically gifted, has been broadly criticized for its modest power output. Now, local performance tuning outfit, RGMotorsport of Strydom Park Randburg, has addressed one of the prime concerns surrounding this model by offering a supercharging kit specifically earmarked for the 86.
RGM head, Rob Green, claims that the modification is good for a conservative estimated output of 210 kW.
This should pare the 0-120 km run down from 10,41 seconds (as per the CAR magazine Toyota 86 High road test in the October 2012 issue) to around 8 seconds. Customers can also specify a Techniflow cat-free exhaust system for R9 950 to give the 86 an even more aggressive soundtrack.
The R75 000 bolt-on kit doesn’t require any significant internal changes to the 86’s engine and utilizes a Vortech V-3 H67 BC centrifugal supercharger (a brand exclusively used by RGM for more than a decade) that has been specifically designed for the FA20 horizontally opposed engine that does service in the car.
The set-up also incorporates an integrated air-to-air intercooler with all-aluminium tube ducting and an oversized cooler core, as well as a Unichip “piggyback” auxiliary engine management computer that remaps the ignition, air and fuel required of of the modified system. Its configuration is such that the components are easily accessible for repair and servicing.
Contact RGM on 011 792 8352 or visit their website for more information.