Event Coverage: The Octoberbeast Toyota Employee Car Show


This slightly vintage BMW was not modified for going to the wine country. Well, perhaps it could at an elevated pace.
Wilwood brakes with slotted 2-piece rotors help the car slow down for the many twists and turns found on the roads in the area.
A couple vintage prancing horses were also in attendance. Alongside one of the red cars was a modified Japanese creature from Toyota rival Nissan. I guess the only comparable car Toyota has is the LFA and it costs three times as much, so this guy probably didn’t get fired for owning a GT-R.
What Toyota does have currently for a performance car is the FR-S.
This one was outfitted with a Rotrex blower kit from Jackson Racing for a bit more go. It appears to have an oil cooler installed also judging by the sandwich plate underneath the oil filter. Adding an oil cooler to a car that will be driven hard and/or makes significantly more power than stock is always a good idea. Remember, reliability is key.
This FR-S was built much to my liking. Grip is handled by the well-known Enkei RPF-1s wrapped in sticky Hankook RS-3s. Repetitive stopping duties are handled by the TRD big brake upgrade kit with slotted 2-piece rotors.
The only apparent power modification is a TRD intake system. The more interesting modification consists of a pair of adjustable pillow ball mount camber plates from Ground Control. The owner premarked camber settings for -3.3 and -4.6 degrees of camber for track work.

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