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

Aston Martin, Toyota CEOs swap race cars at Nürburgring

Aston Martin, Toyota CEOs swap race cars at Nürburgring

November 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Motorsports , Videos , Aston Martin , Toyota The chief executives of any two companies will inherently have something in common to share. All the more so for the CEOs of automakers, never mind how big or how small. But Akio Toyoda and Ulrich Bez share more than job descriptions. The heads of Toyota and Aston Martin also share a passion for motorsports and actively race themselves. It’s a relationship helped broker the deal to turn the Toyota iQ into the Aston Martin Cygnet . It’s one that has seen not only their teams but they themselves compete against each other in sports car racing. It’s also one that only stands to intensify next season in endurance racing when both field LMP1 racers. But before that happens, the two pencil-pushers turned hot shoes swapped cars at the N

Toyota smashes electric vehicle record with 7.47:79 Nürburgring lap time [w/video]

Toyota smashes electric vehicle record with 7.47:79 Nürburgring lap time [w/video]

August 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Motorsports , Toyota , Electric , Racing Toyota ‘s TMG EV P001 – perhaps trying to outrun its boring name – smashed the existing lap record for an electric vehicle on the famed 12.93-mile N

Toyota shooting for electric vehicle ‘Ring record on August 29

Toyota shooting for electric vehicle ‘Ring record on August 29

August 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Motorsports , Toyota , Peugeot , Electric Toyota Motorsport GmbH has announced its intention to smash the existing electric vehicle lap record at the famed N

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