H Toyota Motorsport GmbH παρουσίασε την αγωνιστική έκδοση του GT-86, το TMG GT86 CS-V3, το οποίο μπορεί να το αγοράσει ο καθένας μας. Κοστίζει 38.500 ευρώ χωρίς ΦΠΑ (45.818 με ΦΠΑ) στη Γερμανία και μηχανικά ο 2.0-λιτρος boxer κινητήρας δεν έχει δεχτεί αλλαγές εκτός από τις αγωνιστικές αναρτήσεις. Αποδίδει 200 άλογα με 205 Nm ροπής και μπορεί να συμμετέχει στη V3 κατηγορία της σειράς αγώνων VLN, καθώς και σε πολλά ακόμη πρωταθλήματα στα οποία συμμετέχουν αυτοκίνητα παραγωγής.

Στο εσωτερικό διαθέτει roll cage εγκεκριμένο από την FIA, αγωνιστικό bucket κάθισμα, ζώνες ασφαλείας 6 σημείων και ηλεκτρονικό σύστημα πυρόσβεσης.

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TMG UNVEILS GT86 CS-V3 RACE CAR

Toyota’s stunning GT86 is now available for racing after Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) launched the cost-effective TMG GT86 CS-V3 for private participants.

Following a successful development period, during which it won its class in the Nürburgring 24 Hours, the TMG GT86 CS-V3 has been refined and packaged as an entry-level race car for easy maintenance, low running costs and great fun.

The exciting rear-wheel-drive, 200hp car has been developed specifically for the V3 class of the Nürburgring-based VLN series and homologation from the Deutsche Motor Sport Bund provides a licence to thrill in this and many other production-based championships.

A race-ready TMG GT86 CS-V3 is instantly competitive in a production-based class and represents impressive value for money at €38,500 excluding tax or €45,815 including German VAT.

The road-going GT86 has been widely praised after its official launch earlier this year, with most road tests praising its sporty character, nimble handling and fun-to-drive quality. Using its vast motorsport experience, TMG has added even more excitement to the GT86 by creating an all-action race car. TMG has stiffened the chassis and optimised weight distribution for motorsport while installing racing exhaust, suspension and brakes.

The result is an eye-catching and competitive race car built to TMG’s usual high standards which hits its primary target: to deliver a fun and easily-accessible racing experience.

Yoshiaki Kinoshita, TMG President: “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.”

Development of racing cars based on the GT86 continues at TMG, with a GT86 Cup car under consideration.

Orders for the TMG GT86 CS-V3 are being taken now, with delivery times depending on demand. For more information about the TMG GT86 CS-V3, please email motorsport@toyota-motorsport.com.

TMG GT86 CS-V3 Specifications Name TMG GT86 Customer Sport – VLN Production Class 3 (CS-V3) Price €38,500 excluding tax or €45,815 including German VAT Dimensions 4,240mm x 1,775mm x 1,285mm (length x width x height) Wheelbase 2570mm Engine Production-based 2.0l Boxer Four-cylinder, direct injection Rear-wheel drive Exhaust Racing exhaust Top Speed 225km/h Max. Torque 205Nm 0-100km/h ~7secs Transmission Production-based six-speed manual Suspension Motorsport suspension kit Brakes Ventilated front and rear discs Racing pads Additional brake cooling Tyres/Wheels Racing slicks S8C; 24/61 17 Alloy wheels; 17inch Safety FIA-approved roll cage Racing seat Six-point safety harness Electronic fire extinguisher system Others Stiffened chassis Weight optimisation

About TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH:

TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG) has been based in Cologne, Germany since 1979 and built its reputation in the World Rally Championship, winning four drivers’ and three manufacturers’ title during a long participation which ended in 1999. TMG was also the home of TOYOTA’s works Le Mans 24 Hours (1998-1999) and Formula 1 (2002-2009) teams, both of whom achieved pole and podium positions, and a tuning and sports conversion subsidiary (established in 1994). Since 2009, TMG is a leading engineering services supplier, offering its cutting-edge development facilities and know-how to a range of industries. It is also a pioneer in electric vehicle development and set a new EV lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife in August 2011. In 2012, the company returned to works motorsport as the home of the TOYOTA Racing team in the FIA World Endurance Championship, competing with a hybrid car designed and built at TMG. www.toyota-motorsport.com.

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