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Thought I'd say a proper hello... I'm George, more commonly known as GFWilliams. I'm a car photographer and do some stuff for Toyota. Had the TRD a few weeks ago to do shots of it. I believe that Auto Express have just published their review with my pictures. Covered about 400 miles IIRC in the TRD and loved every minute of it. Tyres were a bit grippy if I'm honest, but it handled fantastically! Tbh it just made me really want to take it on track though. Also, I was really surprised how big the boot was. Easily swallowed up all my camera gear which is quite impressive

Here it is at home





Really tempted to buy one, but think I'll wait for some decently priced second hand ones.


Oh, and my photography can be seen here:
http://www.facebook.com/GFWilliamsPhotography
 

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Nice pictures. And I hear what your saying about the second hand ones, I havent placed and order yet either, will probably be the quickest route to one now if you not too picky on colours and extras.
 

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Nice pictures...and jealous you got to drive around in a TRD 86. I too look forward to hearing how it differs from a standard one.
 

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Some of my photos of the TRD:http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151015912347633.405476.100175607632&type=1


It's funny that I can compare the TRD to an MX5, but not to a standard one. I did 1100 miles in a mk3 mk5 recently in the space of a week so know it quite well.


The TRD you could tell had a lot lot lower a centre of mass and because of that there was a huge amount less body roll (also of course helped by the TRD having coilovers) and much better turn in. They were on the same tyres IIRC (pilot sports) but the TRD seemed to have infinitely more grip. The TRD would be an absolutely fantastic track car, but you could easily still use it as an every day car. I do think it would be nice to have a bit more power so that the back would dance a bit more, but on the roads in a car that wasn't mine I wasn't going to explore too much anyway. Also, I found myself stalling a few times because I wasn't used to the real lack of torque low down. And my own car is currently a 95hp Mini One... Oh, the brakes. Damn, those brakes are amazing. You just don't need brakes that good in a car with that much power, but if you were to add 100hp I think they'd be needed. they'd make it an absolute weapon on track though, the GT3s would be wondering what was outbraking them ;)


Here is a quick blog entry I did while it was raining when I still had the car:
http://gfwilliams.net/index.php/first-thoughts-on-driving-the-gt86/
 
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