GT86 REVIVES CLASSIC COLOURS FOR BRITCAR 24
GT86 harks back to BTCC-era Corolla AE86 for its atack on the Britcar 24
already competed in near-production trim (and taken a class win) in the Nurburgring 24 hours in the hands of Gazoo Racing and Toyota's Swiss importer, but the Britcar entry revives the famous Toyota Team GB moniker, and is being developed by GPRM, the folks behind the BTCC Toyota Avensis cars.
The red-and-white livery, meanwhile, echoes the 1987 colours of the BTCC car of Chris Hodgetts. Hodgetts won both the 1986 and 1987 championships with the rear-drive AE86 Corolla - the GT86's spiritual predecessor - albeit thanks to a slightly odd class system that allowed him to dominate despite being a couple of hundred horsepower down on the fastest cars.