Toyota gives details of GR86 race car

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Toyota has released full details of its US-based GR Cup, a single-make racing series that will utilize the company’s GR86 model. Fourteen events will be held at seven circuits across the country, with Toyota stating that its mission is to provide a competitive and affordable race series supported by a best-in-class purse and prize package.

The series will focus on teams and drivers by offering world-class hospitality and engagement to all who participate and attend. Most importantly, the GR Cup is designed to celebrate car culture and motorsport by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts.

All the GR86s will start as complete production-line vehicles before TGR engineers in North Carolina transform them into what are touted as reliable, high-performance race cars. Modifications to the production cars include the addition of Bosch engine management, a bespoke Borla exhaust, Sadev 6-speed sequential transmission, Alcon brakes, JRI adjustable shocks, OMP safety equipment, a 100-liter fuel cell, TGRNA (Toyota Gazoo Racing North America)-designed MacPherson strut suspension and an aero kit developed by TGRNA and Stratasys, which will feature additive manufactured parts.

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