Toyota 86 race-ready kit announced… details
Toyota has announced pricing and details for its race-ready Toyota 86 ahead of this year’s Toyota 86 Racing Series.
TOYOTA ANNOUNCED THE launch of its Toyota 86 Racing Series as “a grassroots initiative aimed at helping develop emerging driver talent with a budget-conscious technical spec and straightforward category format”.
Now Toyota has announced a CAMS-approved kit, developed with Neal Bates Motorsport is available to those wanting to take part in the competition.
According to Toyota, the kit includes an adjustable front and rear coil-over damping system “built and tuned by Queensland-based MCA, owned and run by motorsport legend and suspension guru Murray Coote”.
Brakes are upgraded with larger rotors (330mm front / 316mm rear) and AP Racing callipers (four-piston front / two-piston rear), with 18-inch OZ ‘Asfalto’ alloys fitted. There’s a new manifold to tailpipe exhaust system and a Toyota Racing Development (TRD) engine oil cooler and a Motec M150 Electronic Control Unit (ECU). A modified throttle stop, specific rear spoiler and baffled sump pan complete the list of required NBM elements for a total price of just under $25,000.
“In fine-tuning the 86 race package we’ve aimed for a balance between performance, tune-ability and budget,” Neal Bates said.
In addition to the mandatory kit, competition cars must be fitted with a Toyota 86 Racing Series-compliant roll-cage and CAMS-compliant race seat and multi-point harness.
The Toyota 86 Racing Series kicks off in May and will run as a support series to select V8 Supercar rounds. The entry fee of $1500 per round (including Bathurst), is the lowest for any mainstream national series, and there’s a prize pool of $125,000.