2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Toyota celebrate rally heritage

By Posted 27 Jun 2010, 22:07

With the Goodwood Festival of Speed fast approaching, Toyota has decided to use this famous weekend, to celebrate its success through the World Rally Championship’s during the 1980s and 1990s. Toyota will be running three winning cars that represent 16 years of rally success on the Goodwood course.

Toyota has chosen their Group B TA64 Celica Twin Cam, winner of numerous rallies between 1983 and 1986. Their Group A ST185 Celica, from 1992 to 1994 and holder of seven victories in 1993 with such drivers as Carlos Sainz, Didier Auriol and Juha Kankkunen. Also the 1997 and 1999 Corolla WRC, that secured 25 podium finishes.

Along with its rally homage, Toyota will also be displaying its Nürburgring 24 hour class winning Lexus LFA, a 750bhp Toyota Sprint Series Celica, the Dakar rally-raid Land Cruiser will make a first appearance at Goodwood and the new full hybrid Lexus CT 200h and FT-86 sports concept will make their UK debut.

The festival runs from the 2-4 of July, and is a chance for spectators to see some of the worlds most famous and exotic motor vehicles raced up the narrow roads of Goodwood.

Source: Autoblog