GPRM’s Toyota GT86 GT4 is a cost-efficient entry-level endurance car

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 11, 2013

After motorsport engineering pioneer GPRM completed the first chassis, the first GT4 racing version of the Toyota GT86 will be heading to the track later this month. A 2.0-litre direct injection turbocharged four-cylinder 'Boxer' engine, which was developed along with Nicholson McLaren Engines, powers this new car.

At a UK circuit, the GT86 will be shaken down before a schedule of European tests and the pre-season 'balance of performance' sessions that GT4 series organiser SRO had set up. GPRM and its directors Gary Blackham and Roger King are confident that the new Toyota will be a formidable GT4 contender.

Blackham said that the new engine from Nicholson McLaren can deliver between 360 and 400 bhp but the definitive output figure will be determined by the balance of performance testing. GPRM's Toyota GT86 is an entry-level endurance car that’s very cost-efficient.

The automaker started the GT4 project right after last September’s Britcar24 where the new Toyota sports car had a successful race car debut in the UK. Even if it’s not a works effort, the GT4 project has the support of Toyota GB, which is offering technical support.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

The final version of Lexus’ GT3 racer is now here at last and it looks meaner and more menacing than the namesake concept it was derived from. Welcome the new...
by - January 16, 2017
BMW recently held its year-end celebration in Munich, Germany. The same motorsport event had on display the upcoming BMW M4 GT4. It was then wrapped in camouflage to conceal its...
by - December 15, 2016
M-Sport has taken the veil off its challenger for the next season of the World Rally Championship – the 2017 Ford Fiesta WRC -- and it has very little in...
by - December 13, 2016
Porsche revealed that starting 2017, it will offer the 911 (991) GT3 Cup with an improved drive. Already considered as the most produced GT racing vehicle in the world, this...
by - December 9, 2016
Mercedes-AMG finally races along with other car manufacturers in the GT4 category. Since there’s an increasing trend for this segment, we think they’ve made it just in time along with...
by - December 7, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries