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GT86 CS-R3 set for WRC debut in Germany

After almost a year of development, the GT86 CS-R3 rally car will make its public debut as a zero car at ADAC Rallye Deutschland in Trier on 21-24 August. The car is not competing but has an important role testing each stage to ensure safety.

The first steps

TMG has chosen to return to its rallying roots with a rear-wheel-drive car to entertain drivers and fans alike, following in the wheel tracks of cars such as the spectacular Celica Twin Cam Turbo (TA64), a rally winner in the 1980s.

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World champion at the wheel

That decision perfectly reflects a global TOYOTA theme of ‘fun to drive, again’ whilst following the company’s enthusiasm for encouraging participation through grassroots motorsport initiatives.

Former female world champion Isolde Holderied will drive the CS-R3, her main task being to evaluate the car in order to refine the design prior to confirmation of the final specifications.

The CS-R3 will be offered for sale to private customers and TOYOTA dealerships in the first quarter of 2015 in kit form, providing a cost-effective way to enjoy the thrills of competitive rallying, from local events up to and including the WRC.

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“This is exciting news for TMG and, I hope, for rallying in general,” said Nico Ehlert, Principal Engineer Customer Motorsport. “To see a new rear-wheel-drive rally car hitting the stage for the first time should be a real spectacle. It’s important to say that the GT86 CS-R3 which Isolde will drive is not the finished article; we need the data from Rallye Deutschland to finalise our development programme. Therefore it represents a significant step in the GT86 CS-R3 story and gives a clear indication to our future customers that this project is progressing quickly.”

The CS-R3, another glowing reflection of Toyota’s global theme, ‘fun to drive again’.

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