10 things you need to know about the Toyota GT86 CS-R3 rally car

1. The GT86 CS-R3 made its debut at the Rallye Deutschland WRC event around Trier in Germany on August 23 2014

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2. Double women’s world rally champion driver, Isolde Holderied, was the first person ever to drive the GT CS-R3 in production-ready form, and said of the car: “I enjoyed the CS-R3 a lot. It has a good balance and felt really nice to drive on all different types of stage.”

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3. The model retains the 2.0-litre boxer engine and RWD layout of the standard GT86, but has been tuned to deliver 240bhp.

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4. A sequential six-speed gearbox debuts alongside modified brakes.

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5. Dimensions and weights are as follows: Length (mm); 4,240, width; 1,775, wheelbase; 2,570, weight (kg); 1,080.

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6. The CS-R3 costs £63,000* in tarmac specification kit form if ordered before January 31 2015. Thereafter, it costs £67,000* – both prices exclude VAT.

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7. The kit includes all essential mechanical elements such as rally-specific items, complete drivetrain and all OE parts including bodyshell with safety cage for home assembly.

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8. The car is fully compliant with FIA R3 regulations. In layman’s terms this means that if you buy the CS-R3 as a kit and build it, it will be ready to race.

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9. The car has its own competition – the HJS TMG CS-R3 Trophy – which will run within the 2015 German Rally Championship.

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10. To purchase a CS-R3, you must contact Toyota Motorsport GMBH (TMG) directly here.

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*Price correct at time of publication and subject to EUR/GBP exchange rates

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