Read this in the paper this morning, I'm sure the on-line papers will have similar stories.
They plan to run a two car team, with Neil Bates (who is off contract as a rally driver this year) with rumours they are poaching a high profile drivers for the other spot. The picture shows an Avalon in stock trim.
As the current series stands, both Ford/Holden are running RWD 5.0L V8 cars. How does Toyota plan to compete then? I don't know of a 5.0L Toyota V8, and the Avalon is FWD.
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All they would have to do is choose either Ford or Holden floorpan and adapt the Avalon upper body onto it. The roll cage etc would make up the structural requirements. Then just use the same mechanicals.
Seriously though, Toyota shouldn't bother. Their cars aren't part of the performance scene and never will be while they pull themselves along the road!
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I wouldn't mind seeing Toyota join the competition. Even if they re-engineer the car so that it conforms to the current standards, it would be good to see some variety, not that I want to see toyota winning, just be good to see them holding off the commodres, while the falcons move further infront:D
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