Toyota has released first illustrations of the Avensis Next Generation Touring Car (NGTC) racing concept.
Scheduled to make its track debut at this year's final round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), the Avensis NGTC will be designed and engineered by GPR Motorsport in Buckingham as a test and development model.
With the anticpation of new BTCC rules in 2011, GPR Motorsports has been given a donor car and bodyshell to build using the new specifications.
When the Avensis NGTC makes its first public race appearance at Brands Hatch on 9 – 10 October, James Thompson, a BTCC double champion, will be at the helm.
Toyota has stated there are no plans to re-enter the championship with a works team, but has been pleased to lend its support to ToCA (Touring Car Association), appropriately with the British-built Avensis which is manufactured at Burnaston in Derbyshire, close to the Donington Park race circuit.