BTCC » BTCC reveals NGTC base model


Toyota Avensis to be used as the Next Generation Touring Car prototype

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Sid - Unregistered

August 02, 2010 7:49 PM

John, you could have a rear wheel drive car with a V8 according to the BTCC website "The base engine can be sourced from a manufacturer's broad 'family', including subsidiary brands under their effective control, with the bore/stroke allowed to be altered to achieve the 2-litre displacement" and the base model of the car to be used is available from a UK main dealer.

MuppetControl - Unregistered

August 03, 2010 9:43 AM

Hope this is the start of something new a fresh because the BTCC (and WTCC) has become tedious over the last few years. Remember the Mansell guest drive years? The Cossie era and Aussie challenge matches? They were on a completely different entertainment level to now, it was truly awesome. The grandstands were rammed unlike the often half-empty circuits you see now and that was in a time before mass performance car exposure really took off from the likes of MaxPower, Revs, Evo, Internet forums, (new) Top Gear, Fifth Gear (oh yeah, and Dave)etc....so what have the governing body been playing at all this time? If the product is dull (i.e. racing tedious hatchbacks) then the public won't go.

John Jnr - Unregistered

August 03, 2010 2:49 PM

Agreed with the others, make it rwd, then 2 litre turbo, 400bhp should be plenty. :)

Anyone that has seen a rs500, coming over dears leap on opposite lock, will know what we want to be seeing again.

JMD - Unregistered

August 03, 2010 6:25 PM

Mansals guest drives were in a mondeo???
And that era was fine, it didnt need Skylines or blown cossies to be exciting.

Although while i dont agree we need big power and rwd to make it good, I do agree in the spirit of the cossie in that it was a lot closer to the road car than the current Touring cars.

chrischats - Unregistered

August 03, 2010 9:02 PM

I really dont understand the comments posted! Everything evolves and as far as i am concerned the BTCC is STILL the best tin top racing in the UK! No comments on the car or the driver? Well to be honest i don't really care what type of car they use, but lets face it if James Thompson is developing it, then i am sure it will be right at the front! Just look at how much better the Civic is this year compared to how it was back in 2008. The NGTC engine has already had it's first win courtesy of Andrew Jordan so it's obviously not a slow power plant!! People always moan on here but they still come on here and check out what's happening? If ya don't like the series f*** off & watch summit else!

chrischats - Unregistered

August 03, 2010 9:02 PM

I really dont understand the comments posted! Everything evolves and as far as i am concerned the BTCC is STILL the best tin top racing in the UK! No comments on the car or the driver? Well to be honest i don't really care what type of car they use, but lets face it if James Thompson is developing it, then i am sure it will be right at the front! Just look at how much better the Civic is this year compared to how it was back in 2008. The NGTC engine has already had it's first win courtesy of Andrew Jordan so it's obviously not a slow power plant!! People always moan on here but they still come on here and check out what's happening? If ya don't like the series f*** off & watch summit else!

Frankie - Unregistered

August 04, 2010 7:26 AM

Poeple either forget or fantasise about the past. The BTCC became huge in Britain when the cars were simple 2 litre everyday saloons, like Corollas, Mondeos, Cavaliers, Volvos, BMW 318I's, Accords etc. They didn't have aero packages with wings and spoilers sprouting all over the place so they could race nose to tail, the drivers were better, both in terms of talent and behaviour ( Harvey, Clelland, Soper, Allam, Rouse, Hoy etc ). The RS500's were spectacular but cost a fortune to run. I was at Thruxton watching those and I had the place to myself. Keep the costs down, the cars relatively simple and similar to what is on the road, and the crowds will flock back, so will proper TV coverage.

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