Scion C-HR to compete in 24-hour endurance race

January 18th, 2016 by

Scion C-HR

Scion C-HR racing in Germany

Toyota will be placing the upcoming Scion C-HR into one of the most grueling races undertaken on a paved surface. May 26-29 will be the weekend for the 44th edition of the 24 Hours of Nurburgring race in Germany. The famous German race track has been the site of some of the most impressive feats in motorsports. Usually home to races featuring models from Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini, the Scion C-HR will compete with other vehicles in its class for more than bragging rights. Toyota’s GAZOO racing team will be providing valuable information about the capabilities of the groundbreaking new Scion vehicle.

Scion C-HR
Scion C-HR

For clarification purposes, the Toyota racing team will be competing with the C-HR under the Toyota banner. However it’s the same basic platform which will branded Scion in the United States. Naturally, the version of the Scion C-HR that will be turning laps in Germany won’t be exactly like the one that is eventually coming to Toyota of Naperville. Beyond the difference in manufacturer badging, the racing version of the C-HR looks to have vents mounted on the hood, likely to help improve engine cooling. Also, the rear of the vehicle holds a giant wing. For the Nurburging race, the C-HR will be joined by a couple of new concepts from Lexus.

Once the Scion C-HR arrives to Toyota of Naperville, it will be the brand’s first model to venture into the subcompact crossover SUV class. This is a relatively new segment for crossover SUV buyers to consider. Vehicles like the C-HR are built to provide additional space and flexibility like a crossover SUV, but are more nimble and higher performing than a subcompact sedan. Exact performance specifications for the Scion C-HR have yet to be released. But if it performs on the street, half as impressively as it looks, this will be a game changer for the Scion brand.

“Even though the C-HR has a high ride height, our focus was on creating a fantastic urban driving car,” Scion C-HR Chief Engineer Hiro Koba said in a Scion press release. “My favorite place to be on a weekend is at a race track and I wanted to build a car that I would have just as much fun driving in the city during the week with refined driving comfort and responsive, precise steering.”

If you would like to see what is currently available for Toyota and Scion vehicles, contact a Toyota of Naperville sales professional today.

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