• Introduction of Japanese die cast miniature car toy, Tomica

Toyota 86 GRMN is a Japanese premium sports car that was released in 2016.

TOYOTA 86GRMN

 

The above picture is Toyota 86GRMN of die cast miniature car toy “Tomica Premium”, which was released by TOMY COMPANY,LTD of Japan on April 16, 2016.

 

Tomica is a die cast miniature car toy that is popular from children to adults.

Tomica Premium is a high-detail miniature car derived from Tomica, which pursues realities as much as possible through the use of new molds.

This die cast miniature car toy of 86GRMN has also reproduced details as compared to ordinary Tomica.

 

TOYOTA 86GRMN FRONT VIEW

86GRMN adopts the lightweight CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) material in bonnet, roof, trunk.

This die cast miniature car toy reproduces the CFRP parts with glossy black paint.

However, the bonnet hood set so that air can escape most efficiently is expressed in matt black.

On the other hand, the front bumper grille is matte black, and the turn signal lamp next to the grill is represented by silver paint.

In addition, the lip spoiler is painted glossy black same as the CFRP part.

Since this miniature car toy is painted differently by places even by the same black color, it looks more like actual 86GRMN.

 

Also, Toyota emblem is reproduced with silvery printing, and headlights are expressed in silver paint.

As Tomica premium usually expresses headlights with clear resin, this is a bit disappointing.

 

TOYOTA 86GRMN FRONT FENDER

The fender garnish designed to discharge air that is contained in engine compartment is represented by black paint.

In addition, four-letters “GRMN” are reproduced on the fender garnish by printing.

Although only the background of R is red, this die cast miniature car toy reproduces it precisely.

In addition, Tomica Premium always reproduces the wheel part.

Actual 86 GRMN is equipped with forged lightweight 17 inch aluminum wheels made by RAYS and this miniature car toy reproduces the powerful black 10 spokes firmly.

 

TOYOTA 86GRMN INTERIOR

Actual 86GRMN adopts an interior that eliminates silver decorations and unified in red and black so that you can concentrate on driving.

This miniature car expresses Recaro sheet of Alcantara epidermis exclusively for 86GRMN with red and black two-tone paint.

 

 

 

 

 

TOYOTA 86GRMN REAR VIEW

Toyota emblem and GRMN emblem of the rear trunk part are reproduced by printing.

Like the front, the trunk part is reproduced with glossy black paint.

On the other hand, the bumper and the diffuser part are expressed with matte black paint, and that makes appearance sharper.

In addition, the large rear wing made of CFRP which is put in actual 86GRMN is reproduced with resin material at this die cast miniature car toy.

As expected, the shape of the stay part cann’t be reproduced, but the overall shape is very similar and powerful.

 

In addition, 86GRMN adopts a center muffler and this miniature car toy reproduces it with silver paint.

By this alone, the rear diffuser part looks pretty precise.

On the other hand, the finish of the rear combination lamp is not so good.

Even in ordinary Tomica, the stop lamp and the turn signal lamp sometimes painted in red and silver.

However, the rear combination lamp of this Tomica Premium is only painted in silver.

As the rear combination lamp is a conspicuous part in the rear of the car, the finish of it is very disappointing.

 

Pseudo suspension which is familiar to sports cars of Tomica, is also set up to this model.

Also, some of Tomica have gimmicks such as opening doors and bonnets.

This die cast miniature car toy of 86GRMN can open and close doors of both sides.

The scale is 1/60, the actual size is about 71mm.

 

The right white car is a sports car called Toyota 86 which became the base of 86GRMN.

TOYOTA 86GRMN AND TOYOTA 86

 

Even if you compare with die cast miniature car toy, you can see that the overall form matches.

But, since 86GRMN expresses the bonnet, roof and trunk made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic with glossy black paint, it gives a pretty aggressive impression.

 

Also, since this miniature car toy of Toyota 86 assumes the grade of GT Limited, a large rear spoiler is installed.

However, 86GRMN is fitted with a large rear wing that inherits the race car’s DNA and the rear spoiler of 86 looks gracefully compared to it.

 

 

 

【About actual TOYOTA 86GRMN】

 

Toyota 86GRMN is a premium sports car released in 2016 limited to 100 units.

Although it is a very expensive sports car with a vehicle body price of 6,000,000 yen, there were close to 3000 applications and sold out quickly.

 

“GR” means “GAZOO Racing” which is doing racing activities using Toyota cars.

The back “MN” means “Mein Stern of Nurburgring”.

GAZOO Racing is participating in the race of the German Nürburgring at Toyota 86, and the ultimate limited production model developed parallel to the race is 86GRMN.

 

Toyota 86 is a joint development model with Subaru, which is produced at the Manufacturing plant of Subaru located in Ota City, Gunma Prefecture.

Meanwhile, 86GRMN does not tune Toyota 86 manufactured in Subaru and is produced from scratch at Toyota’s Motomachi factory.

 

86GRMN uses CFRP for bonnet, roof, trunk, and uses a polycarbonate resin for rear quarter window and rear window to reduce weight of the car.

On the other hand, to increase the body rigidity, a body brace is added to the under floor, and a strut tower bar is added in the trunk.

 

Aiming for a light and pleasant sound unique to 86GRMN, a tail pipe is established newly.

Adopting a variable valve that switches in the vicinity of 4,000 r.p.m., while maintaining quietness at low rotation, playing a comfortable racing sound at high rotation.

By adopting the style of one center muffler, it contributes to weight saving as well as producing a racy design.

 

The tires are made of Bridgestone and Potenza RE71R that was developed exclusivelty is installed.

It adopts different sizes in front and rear, and it is designed to effectively draw out the cornering performance of the rear tire.

 

86GRMN is equipped with “FA20-GR” engine which tuned FA20 type for Toyota 86.

By improving the internal parts of engine such as light pistons and low tension piston rings, the FA20-GR type generates 161 kW (219 ps) / 7,300 rpm, 217 N · m (22.1 kgf · m) / 5,200 rpm.