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Toyota GT86 CS-V3 entry level race car revealed

Even though a more powerful model of GT86 race car is in the offing, for the time being, Toyota Motorsport GmbH have revealed their entry level GT86 CS-V3 race car. The new race car will be priced at €38,500. Sold under the brand as FR-S in North America, this entry level vehicle will be a highly economical race car version for private participants.

Designed for easy maintenance and lower running costs, the GT86 CS-V3 has already participated in this year’s Nurburgring 24 Hours where it was declared a winner in its class. It is fitted with a 2.0 liter flat four engine mated to a 6 speed manual offering 200 hp.

To ensure better performance as a racecar, the company has ensured better weight distribution, a rigid chassis, while also adding suspensions and brakes, best suited for a car that is expected to perform on world class racing tracks. Toyota GT86CS-V3 entry level race car possesses 17” wheels with race competent tyres. Safety features to ensure driver’s well-being includes an FIA approved roll cage, a heavy duty fire extinguisher and racing set with six point safety harness.

Read the news release below for more information.

News Release


Toyota’s stunning GT86 is now available for racing after Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) launched the cost-effective TMG GT86 CS-V3 for private participants.

Following a successful development period, during which it won its class in the Nürburgring 24 Hours, the TMG GT86 CS-V3 has been refined and packaged as an entry-level race car for easy maintenance, low running costs and great fun.

The exciting rear-wheel-drive, 200hp car has been developed specifically for the V3 class of the Nürburgring-based VLN series and homologation from the Deutsche Motor Sport Bund provides a licence to thrill in this and many other production-based championships.

A race-ready TMG GT86 CS-V3 is instantly competitive in a production-based class and represents impressive value for money at €38,500 excluding tax or €45,815 including German VAT.

The road-going GT86 has been widely praised after its official launch earlier this year, with most road tests praising its sporty character, nimble handling and fun-to-drive quality. Using its vast motorsport experience, TMG has added even more excitement to the GT86 by creating an all-action race car.

TMG has stiffened the chassis and optimised weight distribution for motorsport while installing racing exhaust, suspension and brakes.

The result is an eye-catching and competitive race car built to TMG’s usual high standards which hits its primary target: to deliver a fun and easily-accessible racing experience.

Yoshiaki Kinoshita, TMG President: “We want to share the passion of motorsport with as many people as possible and this car is the result. It is already race-proven having won the V3 class in the Nürburgring 24 Hours and we hope to see many more of these cars competing in the coming months. The GT86 is a perfect car for production-based motorsport. It already looks fantastic and has superb handling, so with further performance and safety upgrades we have created a really exciting and competitive car which is extremely cost effective.”

Development of racing cars based on the GT86 continues at TMG, with a GT86 Cup car under consideration.

Orders for the TMG GT86 CS-V3 are being taken now, with delivery times depending on demand. For more information about the TMG GT86 CS-V3, please email motorsport@toyota-motorsport.com.

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