First Video Shows Toyota GT 86 Club Sport Racer Testing on the Nurburgring

First Video Shows Toyota GT 86 Club Sport Racer Testing on the Nurburgring 1 photo
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Here is the first video of the mysterious Toyota GT 86 that we showed you yesterday. Given the Toyobaru project was originally designed to be a budget sports coupe for driving enthusiasts, the carbon fiber hood, large air intakes and massive rear wing definitely caught our attention.
Our friends at TouriClips filmed a minute and a half of video footage showing the GT 86 prototype in action. This car is definitely something special. But figuring out what is going to be a tricky exercise of educated guesswork.

GT 86 chief engineer Tetsuya Tada recently said an updated 2016 model year caris being developed with a more powerful engine. However, this hardly seems like a production car. It's got more in common with the endurance race machines that Gazoo usually fields during the Nürburgring 24 Hours.

We might thus be looking at a club sport race car, like the IS F CCS-R built by TRD – turn key motorsport for the enthuziasts. With extensive modifications to the body and increased aerodynamic downforce, customers could experience the ultimate boxer-engined, Toyota-badged adrenaline injection within the next year.

The Japanese automaker already offers an entry-level sportscar called the GT 86 CS-V3, designed to comply with the V3 class of the VLN championship.

Speaking of Lexus, it too has made a hardcore car for the track, the LFA Nurburgring Edition, designed to set record lap times. After its debut, two mysterious LFA prototypes emerged for more testing, even sparking rumors of a turbocharged V8, which proved to be unfounded.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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