The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently announced its plans to enter the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring with a GT 86 sports car.
After signing a partnership with Gazoo Racing, Toyota will enter the 24 Hours of the Nurburging this year with a GT 86 sports car. The model will be specially prepared for the motorsport even by Gazoo Racing and the carmaker will provide the mechanics and the drivers. Besides the Toyota GT 86, the car manufacturer will also enter the same 24 Hours of the Nurburgring with a Lexus LFA. Additional details on the subject are limited for the moment and will probably be announced close to the event’s debut.
As a quick reminder, the standard Toyota GT 86 is coming with the same engine as its “sister”, the Subaru BRZ, the 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine, with the company’s D-4S direct injection technology, which is sending the 187 horsepower (7,000 rpm) and the 205 Nm of torque (151 lb-ft at 6,600 rpm) to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. The GT 86 is 4,240 mm long, 1,285 mm tall and 2,570 mm wide. In Europe, prices for the Toyota GT 86 start at 29,990 euros.
by Cristian Gnaticov
) - Thursday, January 24th, 2013 - filed under Motorsport
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