That's right everyone, Toyota plans to enter a modified version of the C-HR Crossover concept car in the Nürburgring 24 Hours. It's part of their strategy to develop cars under intense racing conditions and what better race than the demanding Nürburgring 24 Hours where vehicles are put through their paces in a 26km (give or take) endurance test.
The Toyota C-HR will be the first crossover to enter the event. What I'm hoping to see a vehicle that's close it's production model and maybe even leak out a bit of the specs. We'll know in May when the event takes place.
Toyota says it's going to be similar to the concept model. I'm just hoping they'll put the production model's engine under the hood. I'm sure it'll instill a lot of confidence in buyers if it can last the Nürburgring 24 Hours.
I feel like the only thing tying the 24-hour model and the concept is going to be the shell. The C-HR is supposed to be a budget car and I highly doubt whatever is underneath the hood is enough to last this endurance test.
I'm sure the vents are a functional feature on the 24 hour C-HR but that's assuming Scion changed things under the hood to optimize the vent's airflow and how the air travels.
Well being a 24 hour race, don't you think they need that cooling, it should be obvious. On street applications it not even close to being required especially when power output isn't much at all incomparison to road vehicles that require it.
Among 158 cars in the race, the Toyota C-HR race car was in 84th place in the overall standings. That's not bad and it finished third in the SP2T class, which is for turbocharged cars that can have a displacement up to 1,620cc.