The 86 is going racing in the UK! Team Toyota GB has plans to enter a 86 in the Britcar 24 Hours race, which will happen at Silverstone over the weekend of September 22-23.

The GT86, as it’s called in the UK, will compete in the Production Class of the enduro. This pic above is an illustration of the car’s livery, which is inspired by that of the double BTCC winning AE86 from the 1980s.

The race car is currently being worked on at GPRM’s Buckinghamshire technical centre. They are focusing on turning the boxer-powered RWD sports car into a “competitive track machine” while keeping it as stock as possible.

“The new Toyota has all the makings of a great production class racer. We are concentrating our efforts on stripping back the chassis, lightening and strengthening it and of course equipping it with a roll cage and all the other safety gear required, as well as quick-refuelling equipment. Other than that, the GT86 will remain essentially in road car form,” said GPRM’s Gary Blackham.

The 86 is not cheap here in Malaysia, but it’s a unique machine and a great driver’s car. Click here to read our review.