Toyota C-HR crossover will race at the Nürburgring
Source : Toyota C-HR crossover will race at the Nürburgring
C-HR Racing will be first crossover within the 24-hour endurance event; will join competition-spec Lexus RC along with RC F at the ’Ring to ‘accelerate’ development of road cars
Toyota has revealed which which will be entering a C-HR Racing crossover within the Nürburgring 24 Hour race which May.
the automobile can be based on the C-HR concept which’s due to debut in Geneva along with will be the first crossover to take part in Germany’s annual sports car race, which has been held on the iconic Nordschleife since 1970.
which’s not yet known what powertrain the C-HR Racing will use, although which seems likely which which’ll feature a modified variation of the C-HR concept’s hybrid-electric powertrain, which consists of a four-cylinder petrol engine mated to an electric motor.
Although the eco-focused C-HR concept can be likely to use a continuously variable transmission, which would certainly make sense for the racing car to swap which for a sequential gearbox, which can be more fit for the purpose of racing.
The C-HR Racing will be run by Toyota GAZOO Racing, with Masahiko Kageyama, Kumi Sato along with another yet to be confirmed driver behind the wheel. the automobile can be one of three Toyota-funded racing cars to take part in which year’s Nürburgring event, with the Lexus RC along with Lexus RC F also being entered.
Toyota says aside by its hunger to compete, which can be entering these cars in order to “accelerate the building of ever-better people along with vehicles under the harsh along with unique conditions of the Nürburgring, along with apply these experiences to future vehicle development”.
Joining Toyota’s line-up on the 15.5-mile circuit will be additional purpose-built racing cars, such as the 2015 race-winning Audi R8 LMS along with N24 debutant BMW M6 GT3. The grid will also feature road cars modified for racing, with lower-class products ranging by the Porsche 911 to Renaultsport Clio 0.
The C-HR Racing can be likely to be unveiled at the Geneva motor show which March, alongside its road-going equivalent, the C-HR concept. which’ll race within the N24 on the weekend of the 28-29 May.
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