Toyota 86 Pro-Am Makes it Official in the V8 Supercars Events
2015 Toyota 86 Pro-Am is a vicious motorsport car based on the 86 coupe, which is going to compete in the famous V8 Supercars events. They are scheduled for next year and this is where the car will run as a "pro-am" driven by up to five selected people. The race vehicles will be actually based on the GT manual version of the popular coupe and will feature some key specifications. It is said that the Pro-Am cars will deliver suitability and reliability but at the same time will be affordable.
Furthermore, Neal Bates Motorsport has been selected to develop a race package optimization for the car. Therefore several important features will be added. Among them are the new suspension and brakes, specific exhaust treatment, ECU tuning for the engine, remote oil cooler and a brand new wheels and R-type tires. As an option there is also a mandatory safety gear.
Toyota's 86 one-make series for the Supercars events will be like those we have seen racing in Japan and Germany. As a matter of fact, the company has successfully competed in the US-based NASCAR, Dakar Rally, Super Formula and Super GT categories in Japan, as well as at the Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race.
86 Pro-Am will be driven by a powerful engine, which generates 200 hp (147 kW) at 7000 rpm and a maximum torque of 205 Nm (151 lb-ft) at 6600 rpm. The total weight of the car is 1222 kg which promises and exhilarating performance, but as for any other details, Toyota has been in silence. More information will be disclosed in the months to come.