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First Images of GPR Motorsport's Toyota Avensis BTCC Racer
While Toyota has no plans to re-enter the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) with an official works team, the Japanese automaker has lent its support to GPR Motorsport that is building a new racing concept based on the European market and British-built Avensis sedan.

Toyota supplied GPR Motorsport with an Avensis donor car and bodyshell to build to the new specifications, which teams will be able to adopt from the 2011 racing season.


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Toyota Avensis showcases new BTCC regulations
Turbocharged Toyota Avensis touring car previews new BTCC regulations at Brands Hatch

Toyota’s Avensis showcased the next generation of touring car to fans at the BTCC’s season finale at Brands Hatch on October 2010.

The Avensis has been built up to Next Generation Touring Car (NGTC) spec. The new regulations see the return of turbocharged engines to the series, and have been brought in as part of an effort to reduce competition costs and encourage teams to join the series. Although some have used the new engine in this current season (the Vauxhall Vectras of Andrew Jordan and Dave Pinkney for example) the development programme is now in full swing, with driver James Thompson charged with testing the new engine and specs.

The NGTC should effectively halve the cost of competing in the BTCC. Series director Alan Gow said - 'the feedback from current and potential teams, media and the public has been absolutely fantastic. The car has a real ‘wow-factor’ and, coupled with a huge reduction in running costs, it’s a real win-win situation. We’ve had so many positive remarks and very serious enquiries from teams who see this as their ideal opportunity to join the BTCC.'

Built by GPR Motorsport, it’s an impressive makeover for the plain-Jane Toyota, with its matt black livery, flared arches and rear wing. Test driver Thompson said - 'it looks more dramatic and spectacular, just like a touring car should be!'
 

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Toyota Avensis BTCC a Step Closer to its Racing Debut
The touring car version of Toyota's Avensis sedan has moved a step closer to its competition debut following extensive wind tunnel testing at MIRA's aerodynamic analysis facility. The Avensis NGTC (Next Generation Touring Car) is being constructed by GPR Motorsport and is scheduled to hit the tarmac for the first time in the opening rounds of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Brands Hatch on 3 April.
 

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Looking good. I'll have to drop by the dealership and see if they have this one. Haven't seen them yet.
 

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Unless you live in Europe you won't see it - its exclusive to there.

The Scion tC is built on the Avensis platform.
 

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^ I don't live in Europe, but being on an island that is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, we get cars from everywhere. We've had the Avensis since 1995, I just haven't seen the new generation yet. :D
 

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send me one :drool:
 

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New 300HP Toyota Avensis BTCC Racer Revealed
Both cars have been built by GPR Motorsport on bodyshells from the production line of Toyota's Burnaston plant. Under the bonnet of Wrathall's Avensis lies a 2.0-liter turbocharged Toyota engine developed by X Ctech R that puts out more than 300 horsepower. The team’s engineers hope this unit will prove to be one of the lightest and most powerful engines of the championship.




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