Toyota Displays a Six Pack of Retro-Liveried GT 86 Sports Cars
Mark your calendars— June 25 kicks off the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. While the it's known for displaying the best in supercar, sports car, and even race car engineering, this year, Toyota Great Britain has something special in store for enthusiasts at the festival. A sextet of GT 86s wearing some iconic racing liveries will be on display. The six cars will celebrate Toyota’s ongoing racing heritage on both the track and rally stage. And if you manage to make your way to Goodwood, you’ll even be able to drive them. GT 86 Castrol GT-Four
The first, and my favorite of the six, is the Castrol GT 86 GT-Four that honors the iconic Celica rally car. In 1994, the Celica claimed seven podium finishes in seven events. That’s a pretty impressive resume.
GT 86 Shelby 2000GT
Did you know that Carroll Shelby transformed the iconic 2000GT into an American racing icon? You do now. In 1968, the Shelby-liveried sports car claimed a number of victories with Scooter Patrick and Dave Jordan behind the wheel.
GT 86 IMSA GTU
In 1983, the Celica became the first official racer under the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) moniker. That, of course, led to a string of successful bouts for the newly-formed racing team.
GT 86 Esso Ultron Tiger
From 1995 to 2006, the Esso Ultron Tiger Toyota Supra tore up the track in the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship. The race car actually outlasted the production car, which ended production in 2002.
GT 86 Yatabe Speed Trial
In 1966, the 2000GT Yatabe Speed Trial car set a number of world records in both speed and endurance, lasting 72 hours on the track.
GT 86 Ove Andersson 1600GT
Ove Andersson became the first driver to enter the heralded Celica in the World Rally Championship with Toyota backing behind him.
Which one do you want to drive?
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