These are the first sketches of the Next Generation Touring Car concept, which is set to be launched at the last round of the 2010 British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch next month.
Based on the Toyota Avensis, the NGTC is being constructed by Buckingham’s GPR Motorsport, and is designed as a testbed for next year’s changes to BTCC specifications, which are being introduced to cut development costs.
Series organisers hope that once the Avensis model has been tested at the Brands Hatch event, the underlying technology will be available for adoption by the competing teams, all of which will need to comply with the new regulations from 2011.
The car will be tested by two-time BTCC champion James Thompson, who has been racing in the European Touring Car Championship this season.
Toyota, meanwhile, has no plans to feature a team of its own in the BTCC for the foreseeable future.