Fensport GT86 Test Car History
The car was brought from a local guy with a blown engine, Toyota rejected a warranty claim on the engine as the car had missed 2 services. This unfortunately lead to a bottom end rattle caused by poor oil quality.
We fitted a low mileage engine from a crash damaged car and it became the test car, this car has lead an interesting life from simple bolt on NA tuning parts, an AVO stage 1 turbo kit to some advanced Ecutek mapping tests.
This was known as our "Project NA" for a while when Adrian decided he wanted to revisit NA tuning with the absolute bare basic bolt ons to see what could be achieved after many years of developing our NA tuning.
As you can see we reached some pretty impressive results with power gains everywhere from 3000rpm and noticeable improvements through the torque dip remember this was on an entirely stock exhaust system as it came from the factory. All it had was a panel filter and one of our remaps, the dyno doesn't tell the full story as the transformation on the road was incredible, the car felt much more exciting to drive especially the improved throttle control which removed the nasty dead spot that they roll out of the factory with.
It then moved on to having an Avo stage 1 turbo kit fitted along with a helix clutch and was used to demonstrate to customers the benefits of forced induction, our forced induction option of choice ever since the cars release is the Avo turbo kit without a doubt, response is easily as good as a supercharge with none of that 90s turbo lag people think of when they think turbocharging but with huge expandability for future tuning. Our GT86R at over 600bhp still today uses what is essentially an Avo turbo kit.
I believe every customer that drove the car or rode passenger ended up going with an avo turbo kit, they really are THAT good.
The car was then returned to NA to be sold, it was in fact sold to our very own Tom Hudson who has decided to continue GT86 development with it into the deeper realms of engine builds, higher power and some of the less "conventional" tuning options. Keep an eye on the blog for future updates on the build!