Toyota GT86 testing at Rally Germany

Cologne, 01 August 2014

Were you still on the screen that Toyota has won between 1990 and 1999 seven producers and four drivers' title in the World Rally Championship? In the current model range of hybrid and fuel - kings from Japan that you can ever forget. Rally legends such as Carlos Sainz, Juha Kankkunen, Didier Auriol or rushed at this time with the Celica GT-Four or the Corolla WRC from victory to victory. After 15 years of abstinence rally, Toyota is now venturing back to dusty terrain, though not as ambitious as it once was. In the ADAC Rally Germany in 2014, which is the ninth round of the World Rally Championship at the same time, the new Toyota GT86 CS-R3 is first go to the start.

Isolde testing GT86 rally version

The rally version of the GT86 is the Rally Germany, however, accompany ( from 21 to 24 August around Trier ) only as advance vehicle outside the standings. The first public appearance of the GT86 CS-R3 uses the Toyota Motorsport GmbH for final tuning drives. The steering wheel it attacks the double World Rally Champion, Isolde. In 18 stages it goes on asphalt and gravel a total of 274 kilometers.

From the beginning of 2015 as a kit

Toyota sees the GT86 CS-R3 is a comparatively low-cost rally car that meets the R3 regulations of the FIA. As in the GT86 - Cupfahrzeug it remains on the drive side the 2.0 - liter flat-six with 200 hp. However, the rally version gets a six-speed sequential transmission, a limited slip differential, a FIA-compliant roll cage, an optimized brake system and a harness and a control unit, specially adapted to the rallying. The chassis has undergone a rally cure. The wishbones have been changed and there are new AufhÀngungskits both gravel and asphalt for slopes. The Toyota GT86 CS-R3 will be available in the first quarter of 2015 as a kit. Prices are not yet known. (sw)