Toyota Lineup for Goodwood FoS 2012

Japanese car maker Toyota found the 2012 Goodwood festival of speed the perfect opportunity to kick its publicity efforts for the new GT86 into high gear.

That is why they’re bringing the  SPORTS FR Concept, a “twincharged” version of GT86 that adds both a supercharger and turbocharger to the flat-four engine, boosting power to 315bhp. The hike in power is matched by revised suspension, bigger brakes and a full sports body kit. It will be joined by the racing version of the car that took a class win at this year’s Nurburgring 24 hours race, and the standard GT86 taking up the hill.

Other notable cars to attend this year’s festival include the TS030 hybrid race car that made its debut a few days ago at the Le Mans 24 hours and the Lexus LFA endurance racer, which will be present along with the standard road going version of the car.


Toyota press release:

Toyota celebrates past glories and present-day success with a superb array of race, rally and road cars at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

This year’s event coincides with the official UK launch of the new GT86 sports coupe, which can be seen in different guises – from standard road-going versions to race track and concept specials – on display and in action on the Goodwood hillclimb.

The Festival of Speed marks the first UK appearance of Toyota Racing’s TS030 HYBRID sports car, following its international competition debut at the Le Mans 24 Hours. Staying with the endurance racing theme, GAZOO Racing is bringing its Lexus LFA and Toyota 86, which were both class winners in this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours race.

Frank Wrathall returns to the festival with his 2012-specification Dynojet Racing Toyota Avensis touring car. The young driver, whose participation chimes perfectly with this year’s festival theme of Young Guns – Born to Win, was voted Rookie of the Year by fans of the British Touring Car Championship and has already posted a podium finish this year in his second BTCC season.

Completing Toyota’s official line-up of cars running on the hillclimb are a further GT86, carrying a full complement of TRD styling and performance accessories, and a road-going version of the Lexus LFA supercar. Further excitement will be provided by Rod Millen, who will back at the festival in his extraordinary Pikes Peak Tacoma, a past record holder at the Colorado mountain track.

The rally stage at the Festival of Speed is hosting the greatest cars from Toyota’s sporting history. The line-up includes all the world championship Celica models, including the extraordinary Group B TA64 “King of Africa” which claimed a clean sweep of Safari and Ivory Coast rallies between 1984 and 1986. The Celica ST185 and ST 205 GT-Four cars are joined by the last works Toyota, the WRC Corolla, and by Midgley Motorsport’s rare TE27 Corolla Levin from the 1970s.

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