Your Projects: Matrix Racer

By Ed Higginbotham
Jan 23, 2018 | Toyota

Track-ready hatchbacks are cool. One you don’t typically see out on track is Toyota’s Matrix. Forum member nofords has put in a lot of work into making this 2010 Toyota Matrix a performer in NASA’s Performance Touring ranks. Modifications include an engine and transmission swap and a suspension overhaul with Celica parts.

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te72 New Reader
1/23/18 10:53 p.m.

2ZZ swap? Very cool, although I would wonder what inspired the use of the second gen Matrix, over the first gen that had the XRS option from the factory?

pinchvalve MegaDork
1/24/18 10:03 a.m.

The Enkei RFP-1 turns anything into a race car! 

FuzzWuzzy Reader
1/24/18 10:10 a.m.

In reply to te72 :

I was also pretty curious about this. 

I would think starting with a XRS already with a 2ZZ and a 6 speed would be a bit easier and cheaper.

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