HKS Racing Performer 86

In 2012 D1GP Nobuteru Taniguchi will be driving HKS modified Toyota 86 - the "HKS Racing Performer 86".

Corrent mods:
  • HKS HIPERMAX coilovers F:8kg/mm, R: 6kg/mm
  • Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 tires
  • ENDLESS brakes
  • HKS exhaust system
  • Custom intake
  • GT Supercharger, fueling, MHG, camshafts,  pistons, rods, LA Clutch Kit, sequential transmission
Current power 520HP
Weight: 1150kg

The HKS 86 first appeared in public during Tokyo Auto Salon along with so many other modified Toyota HachiRoku's.
Tokyo Auto Salon 2012, Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ photos

Here Nobuteru is drifting his Toyota 86 side by side with UP GARAGE 86 (built for Tetsuya Hibino):

Translated with google from japanese:
HKS Co., Ltd.( head office Co., Ltd.: Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka, the president: Hiroyuki Hasegawa) performs three series in "2012 D1 GRAND PRIX SERIES" which are the highest peak of the drift.
The motor sports activity is the origin of "the challenge spirit" of HKS. HKS wants to always share a dream and an impression with a visitor by I advocate own dream and will highly, and challenging it.
The base vehicle is Toyota 86. I feed back the technique for product development by participating in D1 of the top tuning category to a base in latest FR of the topic and plan a product lineup to realize a car name just what overpowering-like performance.
When I put it in D1 GRAND PRIX, I had taking a rest for six years from 2005, but 2012 reopens activity and challenges it for series champion acquisition with Nobuteru Taniguchi.

■Vehicle: HKS Racing Performer 86
■Driver: Nobuteru Taniguchi

株式会社エッチ・ケー・エス(本社:静岡県富士宮市、社長:長谷川浩之)はドリフトの最高峰である「2012 D1 GRAND PRIX SERIES」にシリーズ参戦します。
ベース車両は、TOYOTA 86。話題の最新FRをベースにトップチューニングカテゴリーのD1へ参戦することで、その技術を商品開発にフィードバックし、車名通り圧倒的なパフォーマンスを実現する­商品ラインナップを予定しております。
D1 GRAND PRIXにおきましては、2005年から6年間お休みをいただいておりましたが、2012は活動を再開し、シリーズチャンピオン獲得を目指して谷口信輝選手と共にチャレン­ジして参ります。

■車両:HKS Racing Performer 86
■ドライバー:谷口 信輝 選手

See video

Video: Second video of HKS Toyota 86 tuning project (for drift d1gp) this time HKS Racing Performer 86 is running around Tsukuba circuit

OYOTA 86で2012 D1 GPに参戦することとなったHKS。
この模様はV-OPT Vol.216にも収録されています。

HKS which would participate in 2012 D1 GP by Toyota 86.
Push forward development at a fast pace, but at first is run now; a normal physical fitness test. I run Tsukuba circuit by coverage of V-OPT this time. 谷口信輝選手 attacked thyme with suspension, a muffler, brakes, specifications of normal positive α such as the tire. By the way, on earth how many seconds would you record?
This design is recorded in Video OPTION Vol.216

new video: [url= Racing Performer 86 Drift Test with HKS GT SUPERCHARGER[/url]

Taniguchi onboard battling with his SuperGT teammate Tatsuya Kataoka


HKS official video from Suzuka

Recap video of HKS 86 at D1GP Rd.3 in Autopolis

video D1GP rd.7 recap HKS Toyota 86 racing performer at Odaiba

Great video by Maiham Media
Taniguchi takes his D1GP spec 86 to Tsukuba Circuit to test new Yokohama AD08R tires. Check out great driving and results!