GT86 CS-V3-01

More pics and full details of the Toyota GT86 CS-V3 race car has been released. Created by Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG), the CS-V3 has been refined and packaged as an entry-level race car for easy maintenance, low running costs and great fun, following a successful development period, during which it won its class in the Nürburgring 24 Hours.

The GT86 CS-V3 has been developed specifically for the V3 class of the Nürburgring-based VLN series and homologation from the Deutsche Motor Sport Bund provides a chance to race in many other production-based championships as well.

Same 200 hp/205 Nm from the boxer-four and six-speed manual, but TMG has stiffened the chassis and optimised weight distribution for motorsport while installing racing exhaust, suspension and brakes, plus racing slicks.

GT86 CS-V3-08

Race car safety kit includes an FIA-approved roll cage, racing seat, six-point safety harness and an electronic fire extinguisher system.

The price of the Toyota GT86 CS-V3 is €38,500 excluding tax or €45,815 including German VAT. That’s cheaper than the stock Toyota 86 sold in Malaysia despite all the racing goodies by TMG. Europeans who want the CS-V3 look without going to track can opt for the Toyota GT86 Cup Edition, which is limited to 86 units and includes two tickets to a VIP customer event at the ‘Ring.

So far, we’ve also seen race cars from Team Toyota GB and GPRM, a UK-based motorsport company. Also see the interesting 330 hp GRMN Sports FR Concept Platinum by Gazoo Racing here.