The Toyota C-HR will spawn a race car derivative that will compete at the Nürburgring 24 Hours.
Toyota Gazoo Racing has announced its intentions to field three cars at its tenth consecutive appearance at the grueling 24-hour Nurburgring endurance race. One of the vehicles is going to be a race-spec variant of the C-HR that will be joined by the RC and the RC F. The event is programmed to take place from 26 to 29 May around the 15-mile long combination of the famous Nordschleife and the German Grand Prix Circuit.
Details about the race-ready C-HR have not been revealed, but Toyota does say it will be close to the production version which will be introduced in March at the Geneva Motor Show. It looks pretty sweet in the attached image and we notice it has a vented hood along with a prominent rear wing to boost downforce. It also appears to have a stiffer suspension setup and large alloy wheels in typical motorsport fashion.
The render actually reveals a great deal about what to expect from the road-going C-HR. It will obviously look less exciting, but overall it’s a clear indication of the production car’s appearance. We do know it will ride on Toyota’s TNGA (Toyota New Generation Architecture) platform and will likely spawn a hybrid version using hardware sourced from the newest Prius. Front-wheel drive will be standard, but Toyota could decide to sell the C-HR with an AWD arrangement as well. There is also going to be a Scion-badged version that will obviously be sold in North America.