Friday, 24 February 2012

HKS GT Supercharger + D1GP


Recently got hold of some pretty interesting information. (Translated from HKS Official Website)

HKS in the year 2012, will compete in the D1 Gand Prix Series. It's rooted in it's motorsports activites "Challenge Spirit" of HKS and striving to fulfill it's own dreams and aspirations. As always, HKS and I would like to share dreams and excitement with our customers. 

Vehicle-based, Toyota 86. By tuning to race to the top D1 category based on the latest FR topic, we plan to provide feedback for product development, product line-up and it's technology to achieve outstanding performance as a car name. 

Nobuteru Taniguchi 


Finally, the 86 with it's horizontally opposed engine, FR package will be released from Toyota. At HKS, where we are eager and quick with the undertaking development of vehicle parts, vehicle racing along with the production of D1 GP, we will now expand the variety of products to be fed back from the various tests. Taking advantage of the goodness and identity of the package in NA, we plan to participate in the specification GT SUPERCHARGER in D1 GRANDPRIX undercarriage plus intake and exhaust. We plan to expand in the GT SUPERCHARGER as a product package.

At HKS, we stock various tuning parts, from the light and supercharger kits, bolt-on turbo kit, exhaust volume up kit (5AG kit of legend). "AE86" had a lot of products deployed to suit your needs in tuning. The AE86 products were based on various data from light to hard tuning, obtained in the field of combat called D1, so we will go even higher levels of product development for the latest 86. Please stay tuned.

*First of all, the 86 tuning project will start from HKS muffler system and suspension.


This vehicle has been developed as a concept of "fun to drive". However, in terms of exhaust sound, which is one of the "fun", you must take into account the noise regulations.
*Product specifications are under development* 
Genuine mufflers have become specifications and taking into consideration even the stringent European standards, also enter a different market. Which is "quiet".
The volume of medium and high rpm range is much lower, especially in area's where intake noise is much louder. The only thing not designed to entertain the driver was the muffler.
A muffler developed by HKS is "to be fun to drive" to improve the volume in an area given to the driver. A sound in which carries a feeling, tone, look, and pure genuine with it's specifications. That's what we believe to be most important.
In addition, we want to enjoy the product development utilizing the "total tuning", which is the strength of HKS. With peace of mind in combination with other parts. A step up in the future.


*Product specifications are under development*
The 4AG engine that cheerfully taught us the "fun in manipulation", the old car, the AE86, was not so powerful, yet obtained a light weight body. FT86 I think this time is a very modern version. Although the latest devices such as the prevention of skidding technology and fuel economy has been added, you are still able to enjoy the overwhelming power and enjoy the superior handling by the body + compact, low center of gravity by the engine (since it's mounted low).
The keyphrase "fun to manipulate", we have evolved further into suspension development at HKS. By pursuing the circuit split-second time blindly with high grip tires. "Furimawaseru" which is men and horses on earth. We repeat the testing for damping characteristics and ride height, spring rate. In addition, single-cylinder structure is the formula we are using in an HKS damper. From merit of the response, we have the best match for this very car, and have contributed greatly to the realization of the car's riding pleasure.

We are planning a variety of suspension products now, so please look forward to them!

Product List To Be Developed HKS 86 (ZN6)

Looks like some pretty cool shit planned for the future.

Also, here's a bonus video of the HKS car on the dyno.

Enjoy! And check back here regularly for more updates and information on the GT/FT86/FRS/BRZ

~ Cheers