Toyota GT86 CS-R3 To Debut At FIA WRC
Toyota GT86 CS-R3 Rally Car is to make its official premiere in front public next month on the ADAC Rallye Deutschland, which is the ninth round of 2014 FIA World Rally Championship. The car has bee engineered by Toyota Motorsport (TMG) and it is a rally version of the famous GT86 coupe. The prototype of CS-R3 is breaking cover at the WRC event, while the fully finished car will be available for competition model for private customers a little bit later.
In fact, the CS-R3 will not compete at the rally. Instead, it will be the official "pathfinder" zero car, driven through each stage as a safety test immediately ahead of the field. The double women's world rally champion, Isolde Holderied, will be behind the wheel of the car.
TMG has reduced the weight of the vehicle and also ensured the safety, reliability and its driving fun. There are also modifications to the powertrain to be made, which will result in an increased the unit's output, which is expected to be between 240 and 250 hp (176–184 kW).
The car will also be equipped with the sequential shift six-speed transmission and a limited-slip rear differential. There will be also included a weight-optimised safety cage designed according to FIA requirements.
The first customer vehicles will be ready in the beginning of next year in the form of a kit. Pricing will be announced after confirmation of final specifications.
Toyota GT86 CS-R3 Rally Car Technical Specifications:
|Configuration||Horizontally opposed, 4-cylinder|
|Max. power (bhp)||240 – 250|
|Exhaust||HJS racing exhaust and exhaust manifold|
|Fuel tank||75-litre FT3 safety cell|
|Bodywork||Steel monocoque bodyshell with roof ventilation|
|Roll cage||Homologated FIA R3-standard safety cage|
|Differential||Limited-slip with variable ramp settings|
|Final drive||Short final drive, with options|
|Clutch||Racing clutch and lightweight flywheel|
|Steering||JTEKT hydraulic power steering with short ratio|
|Shock absorbers||Reiger, 3-way adjustable for Tarmac and gravel|
|Wheels||Tarmac||OZ 7 x 17in|
|Gravel||OZ 6 x 15in|
|Front discs||Tarmac||330 x 30mm|
|Gravel||300 x 30mm|
|Rear discs||Tarmac||300 x 10mm|
|Gravel||300 x 10mm|
Rear: 2-pot (regulation)
|Overall length (mm)||4,240|
|Overall width (mm)||1,775|
|Minimum weight (kg|)||1,080 (regulation)|