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Is Toyota Readying Sports Version of the iQ?
At this point, we don’t have any information on the car, but we see from the pictures that the iQ is fitted with a wide body kit that includes a bespoke front bumper with a large front grille and side openings, widened wheel arches, and a new rear bumper housing a diffuser and twin tail pipes, plus a roof spoiler that wraps around the rear windshield.

The iQ seen here is also fitted with regular exterior mirrors which further points to a production model.

Up until now, the sportiest version of the iQ was a limited edition for the Japanese market prepared by Toyota's motorsports partner Gazoo Racing.






I hope so.
 

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'GRMN iQ Supercharger' to be Launched Summer 2012
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is displaying a total of 15 vehicles, including five concept vehicles from "GAZOO Racing tuned by MN" (GRMN) and "G Sports"1 (G's), plus production vehicles, at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2012 with NAPAC2. The Tokyo Auto Salon, the world's largest customized car exhibition, is being held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City from today through January 153.

TMC views the Tokyo Auto Salon as a place where peoples' dreams about automobiles convene, and as such has actively exhibited there. Building on last year's show, TMC hopes to spark an even wider range of people's interest in the joy of owning, driving and discussing automobiles developed through GAZOO Racing4 activities.

The main concept vehicle on display is the "GRMN iQ Supercharger" prototype, a second-generation GRMN supercharged ultra compact scheduled for a limited 100-unit launch5 this summer. Based on the "iQ 130G MT "6, the GRMN iQ Supercharger features enhanced driving performance and seeks a feeling of integration between vehicle and driver. Also on display from the GRMN series are the "GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II" and the "GRMN Vitz Turbo Concept", as well as the G's series' "Mark X G Sports Concept II" and "Vellfire G Sports Concept" sports-conversion models.

Part of TMC's exhibition space is an area devoted to custom versions of the compact, rear-wheel-drive sports car "86" ("hachi-roku"), a vehicle extremely popular at the Tokyo Motor Show 2011. On display are two custom models and also the "GAZOO Racing Toyota FT-86" that competed in the 2011 Nürburgring endurance race. (TMC plans to compete again this year with an 86 from GAZOO Racing.) The display will also feature aerodynamic parts, wheels and other accessories to give consumers a clear idea of the 86's expansive customization possibilities.

During the exhibition, TMC is holding virtual events on GAZOO Metapolis7, a Japanese-language website featuring a virtual city (http://metapolis.toyota.co.jp). Also, the GAZOO website (in Japanese) has a special, exhibition-focused section (http://gazoo.com/racing/event/autosalon2012). Videos from the venue will be posted on Ustream and information will be available on web-based social-media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to enhance the dialogue between car enthusiasts both inside and outside the exhibition.

To further expand its GAZOO activities, TMC established a full-time GAZOO department this January to create more opportunities for people to easily experience the joy of automobiles. The department will continue to actively conduct various grass-roots motorsports events such as the GAZOO Racing "Waku Doki" circuit events8 and the Toyota GAZOO Racing Festival (TGRF)9.

Key Specifications of GRMN iQ Supercharger (Prototype Model)

Base vehicle IQ 130G MT (arrow pronounced "go")

Length/width/height 3,140 mm/1,705 mm/1,470 mm

Wheelbase 2,000 mm

Weight 990 kg

Seating 4

Driveline Front-wheel drive

Engine 1NR-FE + supercharger

Displacement 1,329 cc

Maximum output 95 kW (130 PS)/5,200 rpm

Maximum torque 180 N-m (18.3 kgf-m)/4,400 rpm

Transmission Six-speed manual transmission (close ratio)

Tires 195/55R16

Main features Performance - Specially-tuned suspension

- Exclusive brake pads & rotors

- Specially-tuned mufflers (dual)

- Lower gear reduction ratio

Exterior - Blister fenders

- Exclusive bumpers (front & rear)

- Exclusive rear spoiler

- Aluminum wheels (by Enkei)

Interior - Exclusive sport seats

- Exclusive gauges (200 km/h scale)


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Toyota iQ Supercharged Concept - Approved

Toyota greenlights iQ Supercharger Concept for production

By Zach BowmanRSS feed
Posted Jan 13th 2012 11:01AM

Here's a surprise: Toyota has announced the company will produce the iQ Supercharger first unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon in limited quantities. The automaker has confirmed the development at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon. The vehicles will be built by partner Gazoo Racing and will feature a brawnier version of the same 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine found in the standard iQ. With a little forced induction on its side courtesy of a supercharger, the engine should be good for 130 horsepower and 133 pound-feet of torque. That's an increase of 36 ponies and 44 lb-ft over the stock configuration.



Like the concept, the production model will wear a not-so-subtle widebody kit, stiffer suspension and more aggressive brakes than its standard siblings. A six-speed manual transmission will be the only gearbox option. Indoors, buyers can expect to find custom seats and gauges that read all the way up to 124 mph.

Toyota and Gazoo Racing only plan to produce 100 of the muscle-bound iQ Supercharger models, and there's no indication its Scion cousin sold in the States will receive a similar treatment. What a shame. Hit the jump for a brief introductory video featuring the original concept as well as the full press release.
Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiE6M1MXYew&feature=player_embedded

Fun little car :p
 

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We never get to have any good stuff... such a shame...
 

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got to drive one around the parking lot on Friday. Its a cool little car - and has a rediculous turning radius. The steering felt great and the car felt very flat and planted.

I can't wait to try one on the open road.
 

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Any plans to make parts for it?
The Jury is out on that. With the vehicle only being offered with a CVT and the FRS right around the corner I don't really know how much of a demand there will be for go fast bits. It would certainly be very easy to develop header, midpipe, exhaust and CAI type stuff, but I don't know how well the CVT would fare with additional power on tap.
 

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Drove an iQ home last night. Holy crap - this is a FUN little car. It is VERY planted, very stable, handles 80 - 85 MPH highway speeds without issue, anbd while it is not fast by any means, it is reasonably peppy and fun, and the CVT is fantastic. But the BEST thing is the steering / turning. Not so much from a handling standpoint, although the handling is pretty damn good; but from the best turning radius EVER standpoint. Not to mention the fastest turn in, and most direct best feeling steering of any Toyota I have driven in a LONG time. Turning in a circle in this thing feels like doing a donut because the radius is so tight, and if you throw it into a turn and play with the e-brake the damn car makes you feel like a stunt car hero. Illusive and I spent about 2 hours just playing around with it in the parking lot, doing 180s, 270s and sliding it sideways into parking spots. (It will fit fully sideways in a standard handicapped spot by the way).

LOVED driving, hope to get to take it home again soon.
 

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Illusive and I spent about 2 hours just playing around with it in the parking lot, doing 180s, 270s and sliding it sideways into parking spots. (It will fit fully sideways in a standard handicapped spot by the way).
I had a blast. It's amazing how such a small car can be so fun to toss around.
 

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Pretty neat car!

We have one as a rental to test them out but nobody wants to use them so the porters it to drive it around :D

turns great and makes u-turns like no other wouldn't mind slamming one and dope wheels ,but hopefully it wont be repair costly like the prius.
 

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We finally got one of these a few weeks ago in dealership as demo car its really interesting lifting these cars up :chuckles: very easy to tip over lol
 

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We finally got one of these a few weeks ago in dealership as demo car
Has your dealership started selling them yet?

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