|Racing versions already in use|
The rear wheel drive TMG GT86 CS-R3, will be built to R3 regulations, with a six-speed sequential gearbox, limited slip differential, modified 2 litre flat four boxer engine, adapted brakes and other upgrades.
But here’s the thing. There will not be a factory run team as such, as the TMG GT86 CS-R3 is being targeted primarily at private customers, although eligible for all FIA-sanctioned rallies, up to and including the World Rally Championship.
Earlier this year, five Hilux rally-raid pickups finished in the top 20 of the 2013 Dakar, while work at the German based firm continues on a Yaris R1 rally car. Also undergoing development work in Cologne is a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, which could easily be installed in a Yaris.
|Yaris project well underway|
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