WRC2 A FULL 2015
GT86 CS-R3 NEARS COMPETITIVE DEBUT.
24 January 2015
TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH is pleased to confirm the final details of the rear-wheel-drive GT86 CS-R3 rally car, which will make its competitive debut this year.
The CS-R3 prototype was launched last August and since then has completed an extensive test programme to optimise design and define the final specification of the kit which will be delivered to private competitors and teams.
Detailed development has generated improved performance on both gravel and tarmac, while reliability and durability have been prioritised in order to deliver a car which allows cost-effective competition throughout the season and beyond.
The CS-R3 has already proved immensely popular thanks to its rear-wheel drive powertrain, with 1,998cc, 238hp boxer engine and six-speed sequential transmission which combine to produce a spectacular driving experience.
The first cars will be delivered to customers in May, later than originally forecast to allow improvements highlighted during testing to be implemented. As a consequence TMG has extended its introductory discount. The CS-R3 kit, in either tarmac or gravel specification, costs €79,000 (excluding VAT) for orders made before 24 April 2015, representing a €5,000 discount on the standard retail price of €84,000 (excluding VAT).
The CS-R3 kit includes GT86 body shell, powertrain and all mechanical components required to build the car. Full details of the CS-R3 specification and kit contents can be found on www.toyota-motorsport.com/motorsport.
Homologation to FIA R3 regulations will be certified at the beginning of July, after which all CS-R3 cars will be eligible for national and international rallies, up to and including the World Rally Championship.
Fans will be able to see up to 10 CS-R3 cars in competition for the first time at the Rally Niedersachsen near Hanover on 4 July, the first round of the new HJS TMG CS-R3 Trophy.
The first competitors have already signed up to the Trophy, which offers over €5,000 of prize money for each of the seven rounds plus other benefits, and will run for at least the next three seasons.
Nico Ehlert, TMG Principal Engineer Customer Motorsport: “This is a significant milestone in the GT86 CS-R3 story which brings us one step closer to the car’s competitive debut. We have put a huge amount of effort into our testing and development programme in order to deliver a fast, reliable and spectacular car for drivers and fans alike. As always, there are a number of challenges with a new-car development; in this case we had quite some work to adjust our rear-wheel-drive car to regulations which were written with front-wheel cars in mind. It is extremely important to TMG that our cars live up to our customers’ high expectation so we have taken a little more time than originally predicted to complete the homologation process. This means we now have a car which, I believe, will exceed the expectations of our customers and keep the fans entertained.”
GT86 CS-R3 Technical Specifications:
Price €79,000 (excluding VAT) for orders before April 24 2015
€84,000 (excluding VAT) standard price
Layout Boxer, flat four
Displacement 1998 cc
Max. power 238hp
Max. torque 230Nm @ 6,800
Exhaust HJS racing exhaust and manifold
Fuel cell FT3 safety cell
Type Rear wheel drive
Gearbox Drenth six-speed sequential
Differential Limited slip, several ramp setting options available
Final drive Short final drive, several options available
Clutch Racing clutch with lightweight flywheel
Steering Hydraulic power steering with short ratio
Bodywork Steel monocoque bodyshell with roof ventilation
Roll cage Homologated R3 safety cage
Length 4240 mm
Width 1775 mm
Wheelbase 2570 mm
Weight 1080 kg by regulation
Suspension Front: MacPherson type
Shocks Gravel: Reiger, adjustable three-way
Tarmac: Reiger, adjustable three-way
Stabilizer Several options
Rims Gravel: OZ 6” x 15”
Tarmac: OZ 7” x 17”
Brakes Front Gravel: 300mm x 30mm
Tarmac: 330mm x 30mm
Rear Gravel: 295mm x 10mm
Tarmac: 295mm x 10mm
Caliper Front: Alcon, four-piston brake caliper
Rear: Alcon, two-piston brake caliper
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