follow ft86club on our blog, twitter or facebook.
FT86CLUB
Ft86Club
RR Racing
Register Garage Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   Toyota GR86, 86, FR-S and Subaru BRZ Forum - FT86CLUB > 1st Gens: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ > Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum

Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum The place to start for the Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 | GT86


User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-06-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
ichitaka05
Site Moderator
 
ichitaka05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Drives: ichi 86 Project
Location: Middle of No where
Posts: 19,907
Thanks: 6,712
Thanked 17,158 Times in 7,595 Posts
Mentioned: 632 Post(s)
Tagged: 27 Thread(s)
Gazoo Racing 86 Ready for 24 Hours of Nurburgring

http://jonsibal.com/blog/2012/04/gaz...-for-the-ring/

Quote:
Gazoo Racing ready for the ‘ring

6 April 2012 No Comment
For the 6th time, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will be going back and participating in the 40th ADAC 24-hr of Nürburgring scheduled from May 17th to the 20th.

GAZOO Racing team have prepared 3 GAZOO Racing cars shown sporting the new team livery.

The 500HP GAZOO Racing Lexus LF-A will be racing in the Division 1 SP8 category.

It will be driven by Takayuki Kinoshita, Akira Iida, and Juichi Wakisaka
And the two 200 hp GAZOO Racing 86 will be racing in the Division 1 SP3.

The first 86 will be driven by Masahiko Kageyama, Yoshinobu Katsumata and Kumi Sato.

The 2nd 86 car will be driven by Hiroaki Ishiura, Kazuya Oshima, Takuto Iguchi and Takagi Real.
And just like in previous years, the driver and crew will be a combination of Professional Toyota racing drivers and employees of Toyota Motor Corporation, in order to nurture human resources within the company.
For 2012, the slogan “I Love Cars!” will be used for GAZOO activities to encourage car enthusiasts to connect with each other through motor sports and at various events.
GAZOO RACING PRESS RELEASE:
Toyota City, Japan, April 6, 2012—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced its 2012 GAZOO activity plans, which are aimed at broadening the appeal of car racing and fostering more car enthusiasts. To successfully reach and support a new generation of car enthusiasts around the world, TMC is striving to make ever-better cars that satisfy drivers and promote the joy of cars in ways that transcend the role of a typical car manufacturer.
As part of initiatives to develop ever-better cars, the GAZOO Racing team has been competing in the 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race since 2007 and has launched “GAZOO Racing tuned by MN”1 (GRMN), “G Sports”2(G’s) and other models to give car enthusiasts a taste of the thrill of racing and to help develop human resources capable of “automotive seasoning”.
To promote the enjoyment of cars, TMC has hosted various events across Japan, such as GAZOO Racing “Waku Doki” circuit events, which give drivers with no racing experience an easy opportunity to safely drive their car on a racetrack.
This year, TMC will use its “86″ sports car to promote the allure of cars and foster new ranks of car enthusiasts by entering the vehicle together with the Lexus “LFA” in the 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race held in Germany from May 17 to 20. Scenes from the race will also be webcast. To promote grass-roots motor sports in Japan, TMC will also sponsor teams competing with the 86 in the Super Taikyu Endurance Series and All-Japan Rally Championship, both of which serve as goals for amateur drivers aspiring to the next level of racing.
For 2012, the slogan “I Love Cars!” will be used for GAZOO activities to encourage car enthusiasts to connect with each other through motor sports and at various events.
In addition to the Nurburgring race cars, they also will be racing their 86 Rally car next week in the Japan Rally Championship.
[u2b]bxy_2jLBwzA[/u2b]


More photos of the GAZOO Racing 86 rally car HERE.
__________________
ichitaka05 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 11:48 AM   #2
Turbowned
Senior Member
 
Turbowned's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Drives: 2017 Subaru BRZ Perf Pack 6MT
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 5,048
Thanks: 1,949
Thanked 1,945 Times in 1,150 Posts
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
That LF-A is naaaaaasty. If they charged $375,000 for that car, I could justify the cost!

86's ain't bad, either
__________________

Current: 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S 6MT
Previous: 2 BRZ's, 997 C2S, C5 RS6, C4 S6, B8 S4, GDB STi, S30 240Z, FC3S RX-7 TII, AW11/SW20 MR2, E30 318is/325i, etc.
Turbowned is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 11:49 AM   #3
ZetaVI
Gundam Meister
 
ZetaVI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Drives: A Gundam
Location: Westchester County, NY
Posts: 2,684
Thanks: 320
Thanked 1,010 Times in 510 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Hell yeah, I love it all.
ZetaVI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 11:56 AM   #4
keiri
Toyobaru Wonder Twins™
 
keiri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Drives: 2020 Subaru BRZ Limited w/ PP
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 255
Thanks: 12
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
The new livery is fantastic!

I absolutely love that Gazoo is taking these girls to 24 Hours.
keiri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 12:06 PM   #5
ft86Fan
Senior Member
 
ft86Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Drives: FR-S, Exige S, Miata
Location: Basking Ridge NJ
Posts: 798
Thanks: 327
Thanked 131 Times in 80 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Very nice. I actually prefer the looks of the FR-S more than the LFA. I love small cars.
__________________
'13 Scion FR-S (Whiteout)
'07 Lotus Exige S (Aspen White) Touring, Traction, Starshield
'95 Miata (Montego Blue)
ft86Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 01:50 PM   #6
swift996
Senior Member
 
swift996's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Drives: Subaru BRZ Limited 6MT
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 2,432
Thanks: 712
Thanked 954 Times in 545 Posts
Mentioned: 47 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
This will be a good test to the new platform. Can't wait to watch!
__________________
Innovate Supercharged Black Limited BRZ 6-Speed MT(Build Thread)
2010 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan M6 w/550whp (Build Thread)

swift996 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 01:53 PM   #7
RRnold
2 wheel member
 
RRnold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Drives: JZA80, 997.1, Taco
Location: SoCal->NorCal
Posts: 4,329
Thanks: 1,318
Thanked 938 Times in 480 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
SWEET!

From this angle, these look like a set of RC cars!
__________________
RRnold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 01:57 PM   #8
denkigrve
Random Internet dad
 
denkigrve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Drives: 2013 FRS and 2010 Mini Cooper
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 1,771
Thanks: 609
Thanked 728 Times in 430 Posts
Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Garage
I really don't like the color scheme they chose for the car. It hides the lines of the body of the 86.
denkigrve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 02:27 PM   #9
Grateful Dave
2nd 86 member
 
Grateful Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Drives: 2013 Asphalt AT FR-S
Location: OC California
Posts: 361
Thanks: 511
Thanked 99 Times in 60 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by denkigrve View Post
I really don't like the color scheme they chose for the car. It hides the lines of the body of the 86.
I like it better than the the Greddy scheme.
Grateful Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 07:04 PM   #10
Bristecom
Senior Member
 
Bristecom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Drives: 2017 Subaru BRZ PP
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,524
Thanks: 1,694
Thanked 644 Times in 317 Posts
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
I wonder what engine they will use. They obviously can't use the stock NA FA20... It would be rediculously slow.
Bristecom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 07:19 PM   #11
ichitaka05
Site Moderator
 
ichitaka05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Drives: ichi 86 Project
Location: Middle of No where
Posts: 19,907
Thanks: 6,712
Thanked 17,158 Times in 7,595 Posts
Mentioned: 632 Post(s)
Tagged: 27 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bristecom View Post
I wonder what engine they will use. They obviously can't use the stock NA FA20... It would be rediculously slow.
Yes, they're using the "ridiculously" NA FA20 engine
__________________
ichitaka05 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 07:30 PM   #12
Bristecom
Senior Member
 
Bristecom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Drives: 2017 Subaru BRZ PP
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,524
Thanks: 1,694
Thanked 644 Times in 317 Posts
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by ichitaka05 View Post
Yes, they're using the "ridiculously" NA FA20 engine
Well no offense but it's just going to get in everyone's way then. It might get a little better fuel economy though.
Bristecom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 07:39 PM   #13
denkigrve
Random Internet dad
 
denkigrve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Drives: 2013 FRS and 2010 Mini Cooper
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 1,771
Thanks: 609
Thanked 728 Times in 430 Posts
Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grateful Dave View Post
I like it better than the the Greddy scheme.
Touché...
denkigrve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 07:42 PM   #14
Dark
Elite Padawan
 
Dark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Drives: '15 WRX, 15 GLA250, and 2 feet
Location: Shoreline, WA
Posts: 3,498
Thanks: 197
Thanked 250 Times in 159 Posts
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bristecom View Post
Well no offense but it's just going to get in everyone's way then. It might get a little better fuel economy though.
SP3 class is 1.7L to 2.0L NA engine. I don't think any car in the class are "much" more competitive than GT86, well, except for S2000.
__________________
Dark
Dark is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Few Hours w/ an Ultramarine Guaruja FR-S & 86 Photos, Videos, Wallpapers, Gallery Forum 30 04-07-2012 04:42 AM
Gazoo Racing IS-F drifting fail... Dark Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 19 01-25-2012 02:19 PM
FRS/BRZ Extreme racing or Traditional racing for success? tranzformer Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 59 12-20-2011 10:46 AM
Gazoo Racing Web Page MF_DEUCE Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 0 10-17-2011 02:37 AM
GAZOO Racing info. Axel Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 8 01-27-2010 02:27 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.