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LOOK: Motorsport lovers can drive their very own battle-tested Vios Race Cars

Motorsport Vios Race Cars
Motorsports enthusiasts can race alongside sport racers and celebrity racers at the Vios Racing Festival. Credits Toyota Motor Philippines.

Motorsport enthusiasts and aspiring racers can now drive their own Vios Race Cars that were tested at the Vios Racing Festival 2019.

The race-ready Vios One Make Race (OMR) models, which were driven by sport racers, celebrity racers, and sports media at the Vios Cup Challenges on the Clark International Speedway, are now being sold to the public by Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP).

Toyota announced the retail selling of OMR units beginning September 12.
Starting this month, motoring enthusiasts can now purchase their very own Vios racecar for only PHP 1,400,000. The brand-new Vios OMR units, which are of the same build as the racecars used at the Vios Racing Festival (VRF), can be ordered in all 70 Toyota dealerships nationwide.

Purchasing a Vios OMR unit at the special SRP of 1.4 million automatically enlists its owner to race at the circuit format of the VRF starting this November, under Promotional Class. For buyers who will purchase after the 2019 season ends, they are required to race for the 2020 season. Vios Race Car enthusiasts will have the privilege of racing their cars alongside celebrity racers Troy Montero and Daniel Matsunaga who won their races on the same tracks in Pampanga.

Motorsport Vios Race Cars
Vios Race Car buyers automatically enlists its owner to race at the circuit format. Credits to TMP.

“By making the Vios OMR available to the public, Toyota is helping to promote the grassroots motorsports scene by making it a more inclusive sport for all racing fans,” said TMP First Vice President Cristina Arevalo in a media release sent to Good News Pilipinas.

“This new generation of the Vios racecar is a good entry point to the world of motorsports because of its signature Quality, Durability, and Reliability. Instead of simply being spectators, future owners are encouraged to enroll at the Toyota Racing School and participate in the upcoming legs of our Vios Racing Festival series,” adds the TMP official.

The Vios OMR shares the same powerful frame as the regular Vios G variant, with a 1.5L engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. It produces a maximum output of 106 hp at 6,000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm.

Aside from speed and driving precision, the Vios OMR units are also equipped with standard safety features for track racing. Below are its racing modifications:

Vios OMR racing modifications. Credits TMP.

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