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Toyota's 400hp GT86 GT4 Racer Ready to hit the Track

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This tasty looking Toyota GT86 (Scion FR-S in N.A.) is the first GT4 racing version of the Japanese brand's sports coupe and it will make its first appearance on the track at the European GT4 championship in May.

The white and blue-liveried  racecar was created by Buckingham-based motorsport outfit GPRM, with Nicholson McLaren developing its 2.0-liter direct injection and turbocharged four-cylinder ‘Boxer’ engine.

GPRM director Gary Blackham commented: "The new engine from Nicholson McLaren will be capable of between 360 and 400 bhp, although, of course, the definitive output figure will be determined by the balance of performance testing."

Even though the GT86 GT4 is not an official Toyota works effort, it has the blessing of Toyota GB, which is providing technical support.


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2 Comments:

nerdbustermd said... »February 05, 2013

This isn't Toyota's

Ugly said... »February 05, 2013

Hello Nerdbustermd,

This standard GT86 / BRZ is a fantastic car. But it was wholly developed by Subaru, not Toyota, even though it wears the Toyota badge. Is that what you meant?

BTW Decades ago Toyota's Celica / MR2 etc sports cars were jointly developed by Lotus Engineering, which is why there have not been new Toyota sports cars for quite a while until the GT86 came along...



But under the control of this new, Audi-driving Toyoda Boss I hope things will get better for the company. Let's face it Ford went through the same boring reputation before the Mondeo-era and the company has produced some really fantastic handling cars since then. Regards...

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