6 new Toyota GT86 models get special motorsport classic liveries
Toyota is paying a special tribute to their motorsport heritage with the GT86 sports coupe. The GT86 derives its name from Toyota’s sports car heritage and it comes from the 2000GT and Corolla AE86. Now, a fleet of six GT86 sports cars will get classic liveries and retro styling details that will honor more of Toyota’s race and rally cars of the past 50 years. These special coupes are one-off examples and will not be for sale.
Fans can drive the cars
The 6 GT86 coupes will make their debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 25. Motorsport fans can test drive the six two-door sport coupes on a course that includes Goodwood’s famous hill climb. Toyota says the cars will be on display for the remainder of the festival at the Goodwood racing circuit, for the popular GT86 Drift Experience.
Each example inspired by a Toyota race car
All six GT86 rear drive sports cars are inspired by a different Toyota motorsport race car. Two versions will pay tribute to Toyota’s original sports car, the 2000GT. Another will sport the livery of Ove Andersson’s 1970s Celica 1600GT rally car, the vehicle that helped inspire Toyota to launch a full international motorsports program.
The other three will honor the IMSA GTU Celica that raced in North America in the 1980s, the World Rally Championship Celica GT-Four and the Esso Ultron Tiger Supra from the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship.
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The liveries were produced by Motor Mode from key elements of the original liveries in the right proportions for the Toyota GT86. The ride height on each sports car has been lowered by 40mm with new springs and the retro look of the cars is finished off with special wheels from Rota. Underneath, each GT86 gets a Milltek Sport stainless steel exhaust system.
If you are going to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, check out and drive the six new Toyota GT86 models that give special recognition to the brands motorsport heritage.