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.
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TMG UNVEILS GT86 CS-V3 RACE CAR
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 email@example.com.