The Toyota GT 86, the Scion FR-S, and the Subaru BRZ may all be intertwined, but ever since they were all introduced late last year, each of the Japanese sports coupes have branched out into different fields of motor racing.

The BRZ, for one, has joined the ranks of the Japan’s Super GT300 series, while the Scion FR-S will soon be making its debut in the 2012 Formula Drift season. As for the Toyota GT 86, it appears to be heading over to Germany to compete in one of the world’s toughest endurance races, the 24 Hours of Nurburgring.

Toyota, together with its racing amigos over at Gazoo Racing, recently announced that they were bringing a specially modified GT 86 coupe to the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. Full details behind the race-spec GT 86 have yet to be announced, but the Japanese automaker did divulge the list of drivers that will be driving the car in the day-long endurance race, including Masahiko Kageyama, Hisami Sato, Yoshinobu Katsumata, Hiroaki Ishiura, Kazuya Oshima, Takuto Iguchi, and Minoru Takaki.

In addition to the 24 Hours of Nurburgring, the GT 86 will also be entered in a number of other series races in Japan, particularly the Super Taikyu Endurance Series and the All-Japan Rally Championship.

Looks like the three sister sports cars are all set to begin their racing careers. Only time will tell which of these three will be most successful.

  • 2012 Toyota GT 86 Rally Car by Gazoo Racing
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  (453) posted on 05.7.2012

I’m shocked to see that this isn’t dressed extravagantly. Anyway, I still expect this to be an eye-candy since Gazoo Racing has tuned its engine dynamically.

  (463) posted on 05.7.2012

Don’t you think it’s absurd if Toyota, Subaru and Scion enter the same category? Anyway, the random mixing of colors seems to have a nice effect on its exterior.

  (300) posted on 04.10.2012

Why is it so abstract? I’m quite used to either outrageous designs, or minimal changes per se by now.

  (409) posted on 04.10.2012

It’s only appropriate for those three to separate ways; it would be ridiculous to send all of them in one category. Anyway, this modification by Gazoo Racing isn’t so bad. I don’t like the way the colors are mixed, but at least, they don’t look sloppy.

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