Toyota Avensis – as you’ve never seen it before

BTCC Avensis

What do you think of these pictures of the Avensis? Released by GPR Motorsport, they are artist’s impressions of the British Touring Car Championship’s new ‘Next Generation Touring Car’ prototype.

Built in Britain and designed in Europe, the Avensis is no stranger to UK roads. But now a special development car is being built especially for the racetrack by GPR Motorsport in Buckingham. It’s certainly not like any Avensis you’ll find at your local Toyota Centre…

BTCC Avensis

The finished car will soon be testing ahead of its public track debut at the Dunlop-backed series’ Finals Day fixture at Brands Hatch (9-10 October). Former double BTCC Champion James Thompson has been designated as championship organiser TOCA’s official test and development driver.

BTCC Avensis

BTCC Series Director Alan Gow commented: “These artist’s impressions, rendered from the actual vehicle currently being built, show what a great looking car the new regulations will produce. I’ve no doubt that a lot of people will be very impressed when they see the actual car at Brands Hatch.”

Although Toyota has no plans to officially enter BTCC, we can’t wait to see the results of GPR Motorsport’s efforts.

Update 18/10/10: We got a chance to see the NGTC Avensis in the flesh – click here to find out what happened when it made its first public appearance.

Comments (3)

  1. This car needs to be in the showrooms! Toyota with what would be essentially their own VXR/ST/RS brand?! People are crying out for it! Just check any Toyota enthusiast forums around the world!

  2. If it turns out like the artist’s impressions then it’ll certainly turn heads. A road going version might get some Celica drivers into a new car.

  3. What a fantastic looking motor car reminds me of the days the Carina’s raced around UK circuits hope this gives Toyota the push to return to the BTCC with a fantastic motor car!

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