Posted Jul 31st 2012 2:58PM
If you liked the Martini Racing Porsche 918 Spyder we just brought you, then you ought to dig this throwback, too. Toyota is bringing back its Team Toyota GB livery for the GT 86 entry into the Britcar 24 Hours. Unlike the the classically decorated 918, we can confirm that the so-hot-right-now Toyota coupe will actually be racing.
The livery harkens back to the AE86 of the raging 80s for the Japanese-British race team. Successfully campaigned by Tiff Needell and others, it took on the likes of an Atari-sponsored Mitsubishi Starion. How's that for getting your 80s fix?
Team Toyota GB ran with great success in the British Touring Car and British Rally Championships in the 80s and early 90s. The rendering released by Toyota, seen above, boasts the livery of that heyday in lightweight Japanese racing.
This will not be the first time that Toyota has entered a GT 86 in competition. The Japanese automaker ran it at the Nürburgring 24 hours, but Toyota has now decided to pull at the heartstrings of nostalgic race fans.
We can't wait to see what this throwback racer will look like for real when it runs at the Britcar 24 at Silverstone, on September 22 and 23.
Click here to watch a classic clip of Tiff Needell carving it up in an original AE86!