Toyota Revs Up for Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010

The Japanese car brand will send its successful WRC cars this year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which is scheduled to take place between July 2-4. Toyota rally cars include the Celica Twin Cam TA64, the 380bhp Group B machine (1983 – 1986), Celica ST185, the Group A car (1992 – 1994) and the Corolla WRC (1997 – 1999).

Toyota will also showcase the Gazoo Racing Lexus LFA that comes from a maiden class victory for Lexus at the Nürburgring 24 hours, but the road version of the supercar will also be present.

A prototype version of the iQ, created by Toyota Motorsport will also be brought to the event. Jonny Milner and Adrian Smith will be charging up their 2010 Toyota Sprint Series Celica GT4. This car has a 600bhp engine under the hood, but also boasts a nitrous oxide system that can add an extra 150bhp when required.

There will also be Goodwood debuts for rally-raid specialist Ronan Chabot in his Dakar 2010 Land Cruiser, and for the 900bhp Supra GT, brought from Costa Rica by Javier Quiros . The Lexus CT 200h will be seen for the first time in the UK in the Festival of Speed’s technology pavilion, ahead of its sales launch early next year.

The carmaker will also have a static display at the event, that will comprise cars ranging from the GT One that competed in the 1999 Le Mans 24 hours, to the Polar Hilux that became the first car to be driven to the Magnetic North Pole, courtesy of the BBC’s Top Gear team. The FT-86 concept will also be showcased, alongside the new Auris Hybrid.
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