Someone at Ray Hall Turbocharging in Queensland, Australia really wanted a Toyota GT86 when it debuted but did not like the “Subaru” engine inside. Of course something as silly as an undesirable engine wasn’t going to get in the way of enjoying the coupe, so they decided to do something about it.
Out went the 2.0L flat-four and in went a 3.0L 3GR-FE V6 from a 2009 Lexus GS300. The transmission used is a RA63 six-speed from a Lexus IS250. And of course a company that has “turbocharging” in their name couldn’t leave the engine naturally aspirated. So on went two Garrett GTX2860R turbochargers.
Looking through the images you can tell a lot of custom work went into building this. The oil pan, motor mounts, ECU case, and probably a lot more than I can tell, appears to be hand-made.
The website says the company went out of business June 30th, 2014. I sure hope this was project didn’t get scrapped with the closing of the business. The images end with the GT86 missing a few finishing touches. If anyone has any more information or possible a video of this in action, please leave a comment.
Source: Ray Hall Turbocharging via ESD reader