Toyota brings us back the drifts

Cologne, October 6, 2015

It's finally here: With some delay, the Toyota Motorsport GmbH has finally received the long-awaited approval of the motorsport world authority FIA for the latest rally car of the company. The GT86 CS - R3 is the first rear-wheel drive rally car that gets such a homologation in the 21st century. With the admission of the newly issued GT86 may now officially compete in the previously dominated only by front-wheel drive class R3 and finally deliver the fans at the tests again hot drifts.

232 - hp Boxer

The heart of the sporting Japanese is a two-liter boxer sucker in construction. Originally a power output of 250 hp was planned. Due to the strict conditions imposed by the FIA, due to which the compression ratio had to be lowered, the GT86 achieved now, however, " only " 232 hp and 235 Nm of torque ?? in conjunction with the sequential gearbox from the house Drenth and the rear axle differential lock but certainly still a plenty of cross-driving engine.

Full rally Amenities

As part of the development of the original 1230 kg heavy GT86 had to slim down neatly and thus comes to his ideal weight of 1080 kg slim ?? including all safety devices such as the FIA ​​R3 safety cell and the safety tank. The shock absorbers are provided by the chassis specialists and Reiger are three settings both on tarmac and on gravel. The GT86 is delayed by means of Alcon brakes with four pistons at the front and two at the stern.

2016 comes around

2015 GT86 CS - R3 is presented by Toyota Motorsport GmbH nor for certain events before 2016 then goes into the fierce competition use. As part of the German Rally Championship, the HJS R3 Trophy will be held, in which up to ten GT86 should be at the start. More than 5,000 euros will be distributed in prize money per race there. A good opportunity, the purchase price of 99,960 Euro retract again . ( mf )