Toyota GT86 to make British motorsport debut in Britcar 24 Hours wearing AE86 livery [w/video]

Toyota GT86 to make British motorsport debut in Britcar 24 Hours wearing AE86 livery [w/video]

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Motorsports , Coupe , Performance , Japan , Toyota , UK , Design/Style If you liked the Martini Racing Porsche 918 Spyder we just brought you, then you ought to dig this, too. Toyota is bringing back its Team Toyota GB livery for the GT 86 entry into the Britcar 24 Hours. Unlike the the classically decorated 918 , we can confirm that the so-hot-right-now Toyota coupe will actually be racing. The livery harkens back to the AE86 of the raging 80s for the Japanese-British race team. Successfully campaigned by Tiff Needell and others, it took on the likes of an Atari-sponsored Mitsubishi Starion . How’s that for getting your 80s fix? Team Toyota GB ran with great success in the British Touring Car and British Rally Championships in the 80s and early 90s. The rendering released by Toyota, seen above, boasts the livery of that heyday in lightweight Japanese racing. This will not be the first time that Toyota has entered a GT 86 in competition. The Japanese automaker ran it at the N

Toyota to field GT 86 pair at the Nürburgring 24 – could WRC be far behind? [w/video]

Toyota to field GT 86 pair at the Nürburgring 24 – could WRC be far behind? [w/video]

April 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Motorsports , Toyota , Racing You don’t build a chassis as superbly balanced and capable as that which underpins the Subaru BRZ , Toyota GT 86 and Scion FR-S without taking it racing. Fortunately the Japanese auto marques involved have plenty of competition spirit coursing through their veins, and are already gearing up to take the nimble little sportscar racing at events around the world. Subaru recently unveiled the GT300 racing version of the BRZ which it will be fielding in Japan’s SuperGT series, and now Toyota is following suit with the announcement that it will be bringing not one, but two examples of its GT 86 to the N

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