Toyota’s Motorsport division has recently pulled the wraps off the GT 86 CS-V3 race car which will compete in the V3 class of the VLN series.
According to the Japanese based automaker, the Toyota GT 86 CS-V3 race car is actually based on the regular version of the GT 86 sports car but the model has been fitted with a track focused suspension system, a racing exhaust and high performance brakes, while its chassis has been stiffened for an optimized weight distribution.
“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”, said the TMG president, Yoshiaki Kinoshita.
Toyota says that the GT 86 CS-V3 race car is still powered by the same 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine as the standard model which is developing the same 197 horsepower (200 PS / 147 kW). Orders for the Toyota GT 86 CS-VE can already be taken and the model has a starting price of 38,500 in Germany, without VAT.