• Jun 27, 2010
1993 Toyota Celica Turbo – Click above for high-res image gallery

Toyota will be out in force at next weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed. The highlight of Toyota's participation will be a celebration of its success in the World Rally Championship in the 1980s and 1990s with at least three of its winning cars. The Group B Celica Twin Cam TA64 that won numerous rallies including the Safari and Ivory Coast events will be joined by the Group A Celica ST185 from the early 1990s and the later Corolla WRC.

Toyota will bring along the Lexus LFA, a new supercharged edition of the iQ minicar and a Land Cruiser that raced in this year's Dakar rally. The festival runs July 2-4, 2010.



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TOYOTA AT THE 2010 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

KEY POINTS

* The greatest cars from Toyota's World Rally Championship heritage in action
* Gazoo Racing Lexus LFA, class winner at this year's Nürburgring 24 Hours
* First Goodwood appearance of the Dakar rally-raid Land Cruiser
* UK debut of the new full hybrid Lexus CT 200h and the Toyota FT-86 sports concept
* 750bhp Toyota Sprint Series Celica targeting fast hillclimb time

Toyota celebrates the glory years of its World Rally Championship campaigns at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed from 2 to 4 July with a roll-call of some of its most celebrated and successful WRC cars.

Ready to burn up the Goodwood rally course, they represent 16 years of success at the pinnacle of the sport. They include: -

* Celica Twin Cam TA64, the 380bhp Group B machine (1983 – 1986) that was hailed as the "King of Africa" for its dominance of the Safari and Ivory Coast rallies
* Celica ST185, the Group A car that was driven to consecutive driver's championships by Carlos Sainz, Juha Kankkunen and Didier Auriol from 1992 to 1994, and Toyota's first manufacturer's championship with seven victories in 1993.
* Corolla WRC, which claimed 25 podium finishes between 1997 and 1999

Spectators will also be treated to the thrilling sight and sound of the Lexus LFA. Gazoo Racing will be setting the pace, fresh from scoring a maiden class victory for Lexus at the Nürburgring 24 hours. The competition car will be joined on the course by a road-going version of the ultra-exclusive supercar. At the other end of the scale, the tiny iQ will be in action, in a new prototype supercharged version created by Toyota Motorsport.

With an eye on setting one of the fastest hillclimb times of the festival, Jonny Milner and Adrian Smith will be charging up their 2010 Toyota Sprint Series Celica GT4. Not content with its 600bhp engine, the car also boasts a nitrous oxide system that can add an extra 150bhp when required.

There will also be Goodwood debuts for rally-raid specialist Ronan Chabot in his Dakar 2010 Land Cruiser, and for Latin America's all-conquering 900bhp Supra GT, brought all the way to Sussex from Costa Rica by Javier Quiros .

Technology Pavilion
The Lexus CT 200h will be seen for the first time in the UK in the Festival of Speed's technology pavilion, ahead of its sales launch early next year. Marking Lexus's entry into the premium C-segment, it represents the latest development of Lexus full hybrid technology, delivering lower emissions and improved fuel economy with hallmark Lexus luxury and reliability.

Toyota Pavilion
Toyota's static display at Goodwood represents a complete spectrum of technical and design innovation, ranging from the mighty GT One that competed in the 1999 Le Mans 24 hours, to the Polar Hilux that became the first car to be driven to the Magnetic North Pole, courtesy of the BBC's Top Gear team.

Visitors will also be the first in the UK to see the FT-86 concept, Toyota's vision for a new, compact rear-wheel drive sports car. Aygo Crazy and Gazoo Racing's eye-catching take on iQ demonstrate that being small is no barrier to performance, while the new Auris Hybrid will fly the flag for British manufacturing excellence.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      BUT I THOUGHT EVERYONE SAID TOYOTA HAD NO RACING HERITAGE?!


      FYI Toyota still takes part in allot of Motorsports till this day do your research they have more Motorsports involvement then MANY automakers out today it either being from off road, to Super GT, Nascar, Truck racing series, class B racing etc


      The LFA and ISF upcoming GSF, talk about bring back the MR2 and Supra and FT-86 shows that Toyota is going to tackle the performance game once again.


      Even tho some of this is talk and speculation its MORE then Mazda, Honda, Mitsubishi, and maybe even Nissan can say they are doing keeping in mind Infinti has no performance division like Lexus F models...you would kinda expect Infiniti to first Lexus into the serious performance game...and in that aspect you gotta give Toyota props for doing that like them are not. Toyota is slowly making a change thats better for us enthusiast. Everyone here is always hard on Toyota when they are really trying hard to offer a little of everything which is hard to do for such a large brand.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And lets not start on Hondas case performance wise.....did Acura get around to that V8 yet ?
      • 4 Years Ago
      There's also another cool surprise from Toyota to be seen at Goodwood that probably no much people knows about... The made in USA Toyota Supra with Nascar V8 engine built for the Costa Rican and Centralamerican GT1 championship (based on Trans Am reglementation) Around 700hp, tubular frame, is going to be in the time runnings .

      Here's one of my photos of it:
      http://6th-gear.deviantart.com/art/Supra-144482671?q=1&qo=1

      The driver is Javier Quirós, known in the US from racing in the IMSA Championship back in the 90's with PTG`s M3. He also did some racing with a Porsche and as I can remember in the Long Beach GP with a Toyota Corolla. he also raced on the 2009 24 Hours of Nürburgring along with Mr. Toyoda in the LF-A #14
        • 4 Years Ago
        That Supra is awesome.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That is soooo in the past, now the only toyota you could call "fast" is a lotus Exige..and its not a Toyota, the whole company has become Buick maker from 1990, even Buick now makes superior Toyota's and Lexus..

      The LF-A is the only one by the company, but its safety record has been called into serious question, given a BMW -3 base model can protect its occupants better than Toyota's crown jewel can..

      This is one company that seriously needs to look into its past for inspiration.. not for parts bin pieces.. from years gone by..
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Aman,


        When you have to tout the Sienna as the bastion of your sporty lineup, you have problems bud.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You cannot take away the fact that the Celica was the second most successful rally car ever - after the Lancia Delta. That in itself is an extraordinary achievement that shouldn't be forgotten.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You sir, are an idiot.

        The one driving the LF-A prototype was 67 years old. Usually minor injuries on a man that old become serious because their bodies are old and tired. So don't base the LF-A's safety on a 67 year old man's death. The other cars that had problems were RACE CARS built upon the first LF-A prototypes. They were NOT production cars. MANY other race cars have the same exact problems these cars had.
        • 4 Years Ago
        HA! +1 to you VP.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Aman, please tell me you're joking. The fact that you had to mention a minivan and a car that isn't even out yet shows that you're argument is pretty bad.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Sienna is not the best example but it is a example like it or not. You want a sporty minivan the Sienna would be prob the ONLY choice and from what I've read from reviews about it goes and handles pretty well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      In Heaven, there are only Porsche 959s and Toyota ST185s. And that's OK.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The group b mr2 was a bad ass.
      • 4 Years Ago
      ooooooooooooooooh I have a GT-Four like that (ST185)!!!!!!!!!!!!! take note of the castrol stickers, mine will eventually look like that!
        • 4 Years Ago
        You shouldn't lie on the Internet.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Carlos Sainz ("El Matador") won a WRC championship driving for Toyota.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's too bad they won't showcase the famous 1994 Celica ST205 with the cheating turbo setup that got Toyota Team Europe retroactively banned for 12 months.

      That's probably one of the coolest piece of technology Toyota ever made, unfortunately for nefarious purposes!

      • 4 Years Ago
      "Look at us celebrate this wonderful racing tradition that we abandoned 10 years ago!"
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hopefully they're doing this as a beginning of a whole new rally program
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