Toyota Gazoo Racing to enter crossover in N24 race

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Toyota has announced it is to enter a crossover-based competition car (above) in to the ADAC N24 endurance event at the Nurburgring, Germany, this year. Based on the forthcoming C-HR crossover, the car will be entered alongside Gazoo’s more conventional Lexus RC and RC F entries. 

Toyota has announced that the road-going version of the C-HR will be formally unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motorshow. The road car uses Toyota’s all-new ‘TNGA’ scalable vehicle architecture, which will underpin most new Toyotas, and will also feature a hybrid powertrain option. IC engine size, orientation, and drivetrain configuration are all unconfirmed at present, with Gazoo offering little insight in to the competition version too. 

The C-HR is said to be slightly smaller than the current RAV4 and comparable with Nissan’s Juke crossover, which should give some indiciation to its dimensions. 

The team cites that it wants to ‘take on the new challenge of creating even-better cars using a crossover, rather than a pure sports car’ as one of the major drivers of the project. Further details are expected soon. 

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