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:

Type FA20
Configuration Horizontally opposed, 4-cylinder
Displacement (cc) 1,998
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
Type Rear-wheel drive
Gearbox 6-speed sequential
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
Front MacPherson-type
Rear Double wishbone
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
Callipers Front: 4-pot

Rear: 2-pot (regulation)

Overall length (mm) 4,240
Overall width (mm) 1,775
Wheelbase (mm) 2,570
Minimum weight (kg|) 1,080 (regulation)

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Source: Toyota