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Finalised Version Of Toyota GT86 V3 Racer Revealed

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Intended as a privateer's car a development version won it's class in May's Nurburgring 24 Hours (Photo Credit: Toyota Motorsport)

Toyota has unveiled a racing version of the GT86 that will be available to privateers to race at the historic Nurburgring 24 hours.

Following a successful debut at the race earlier this year, in which it won its class at this year’s Nurburgring 24 hours, the car has now gone on sale to privateers. Toyota is hopeful that the car, designed for the V3 class, will prove to be the dominant car to have at the race in future years in what is widely regarded as one of the toughest endurances races on the planet.

The car will also be eligible in numerous production based championships around the world. It is believed that a car may be entered into the Britcar 24 Hours at Silverstone in the future.

Toyota’s aim for the racing version of the GT86 is simple: to provide a fun and easily accessible racing experience.

“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,” TMG’s president, Yoshiaki Kinoshita said.

“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,” he added.

A GT86 Cup car is also under development, and is being tested by TMG.

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