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Christopher Bruce2013-07-08 15:17:36

Audi and Toyota Bringing Classics to the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Some Rally and Sports Car Classics will be on display

 
 
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The Toyota P002 was supposed to set a new electric car record up the Goodwood Hill but rain got in the way

At first thought, there is not much similar between AudiAudiAudiGermany, 1909 > present83 models
8291 photos
27 videos
and ToyotaToyotaToyotaJapan, 1937 > present155 models
4668 photos
10 videos
, but looking at their motorsports activity, they are surprisingly similar. Both of them had success in rallying in the 80s – Audi in the early portion and Toyota later – and both of them have made a major commitment to racing at Le Mans. While Toyota has never won the 24 Hour race outright, it does have one class victory to its name and four second-place overall finishes. Both companies will be showing off their racing history at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed from July 11-24.

Audi

Audi is celebrating three anniversaries at this year’s event – the 20th anniversary of the event, 30th anniversary of Hannu Mikkola winning the WRC Championship in an Audi QuattroSport Quattro S1Audi Sport Quattro S1Germany, 1984 > present8 photos
in 1983 and 25th anniversary of winning the TransAm Championship in an Audi 200 Quattro200 quattro TransAmAudi 200 quattro TransAmGermany, 1987 > 19871 photo
in the United States. Both cars will be on display in addition to an Audi Type CType CAuto-Union Type CGermany, 1936 > present3 photos
grand prix car from 1936.

Mikkola will drive the restored 1983 Audi Quattro that he won the championship in up the Goodwood Hill. Hans-Joachim Stuck will drive the same 200 Quattro he drove in the 1988 TransAm Championship. Car enthusiast and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason will drive the Type C.

Toyota

Toyota’s presentation this year at Goodwood also includes its rally and circuit racing classics. An original 2000GT2000GTToyota 2000GTJapan, 1967 > 197017 photos
and replica of the Team Toyota GB Corolla AE86Toyota Corolla 1600 GTJapan, 1983 > present will be on display, but the centerpiece will be all three of Toyota’s second-place Le Mans cars being on display – the TS010TS010Toyota TS010Japan, 1991 > present3 photos
, TS020 GT-OneGT-One TS020Toyota GT-One TS020Japan, 1998 > present1 photo
and TS030TS030 HYBRIDToyota TS030 HYBRIDJapan, 2012 > present5 photos
2 videos
. All three of them will be driven by their original drivers up the Goodwood Hill.

Toyota is also bringing three of its Celica rally cars – the ST165Celica GT-Four ST165Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165Japan, 1988 > present2 photos
, ST185Celica GT-Four ST185Toyota Celica GT-Four ST185Japan, 1992 > present7 photos
and ST205Celica GT-Four ST205Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205Japan, 1994 > present1 photo
body styles – and the Corolla WRCCorolla WRCToyota Corolla WRCJapan, 1997 > present2 photos
.

Finally, Toyota will be bringing its EV P002TMG EV P002Toyota TMG EV P002Japan, 2013 > 20131 photo
that attempted to set the electric car record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this year but was slowed down by rain.

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AudiAudi
QuattroQuattro
QuattroQuattro
Engine
Straight 5
Displacement
131 cu in
Top Speed
137 mph
Transmission
5, Manual
Maximum power
203 hp @ 5500 rpm
Type
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
--
price
--
annual ownership cost
$ 1.144

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