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DATE News (chronologically)
08/21/12
racing news
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 license 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 optimized 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
Tires/Wheels Racing slicks; 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 optimization
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