Toyota has officially pulled the wraps off the new RAV4 rally car as this will be competing in a variety of events later on this year.
Toyota’s newest creation is its new RAV4 rally car as this has been based on the 2015 RAV4 LE. According to the car manufacturer, the model in question will be driven by Ryan Millen and it is set to compete in a lot of events this year, which will be including the Idaho Rally, Mendocino Rally, the Rally Utah, Gorman Ridge Rally, the Prescott Rally and the Mt Hood Rally.
“Toyota unveiled its RAV4 rally car at the Monster Energy Supercross Championship finale this weekend at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Ryan Millen, who won the 2014 Baja 1000 in a Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, will drive the RAV4 rally vehicle at various rally races including some of the 2015 Rally America 2WD-Open Class season. The muscled-up RAV4 was unveiled live between races to all in attendance and was on display in the pits throughout the event”, said the carmaker in its press release.
The brand new Toyota RAV4 rally car is basically 500 lbs (227 kg) lighter than its road-going version and it is getting the upgraded suspension system, a roll cage and the BFGoodrich all-terrain tires on its feet. Power is being provided by a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine, which is capable of putting together 176 HP (131 kW) and 232 Nm (172 lb-ft) of torque. This is nothing more than the stock unit. Additional details on the new Toyota RAV4 rally car are limited at this time.