Toyota is bringing a fleet of road cars and its Dakar-winning GR DKR Hilux T1 + to next month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
In the wake of his January win in Dakar, the GR DKR Hilux T1 + will be powered by both Forest Stage and Hillclimb and will be powered by two-time Dakar champion Nasser Al-Attiyah and co-driver Matthew Baumel.
Among the production cars that Toyota is bringing to the event is the new GR 86. The sports car made its Goodwood debut at last year’s event and its presence this year coincides with the launch in the UK market. GR86 will be joined at the event by the six-speed manual transmission available with the new GR Supra 3.0. This will be the universal dynamic debut of the long awaited model.
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GT Yaris will complete Toyota’s ‘Power of Three’ GR line-up at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Toyota will not only bring a road-going model but also a modified variant centering on the Toyota Gaju Racing Iberian Cup Pebble and Asphalt Rally stage.
Attendees at Goodwood will have a chance to see the all-electric Toyota bZ4X up close. While this may not be as exciting for enthusiasts as the three GR models, it is arguably more important for the future of the Japanese automaker.
Several key members of the Toyota Gaju racing team will also attend the UK’s best car event. These include Kazuki Nakajima, vice chairman of Toyota Gaju Racing Europe who won the World Endurance Championship title in 2018 along with Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Buemi, and Le Mans, a three-time winner of 24 hours. New Zealand racer driver Brendon Hartlio will take a break from No8 GR010 Hybrid Hypercar Racing and attend the event.