Toyota WRC Master Tommi Mäkinen Testing GT86 4×4 Rally Car – Video
Earlier this month Toyota had a press release about rally legend Tommi Mäkinen will lead its WRC team as it returns to the top class of rallying starting from 2017.
Tommi Mäkinen who was the former world rally champion will be team principal for Toyota GAZOO Racing, which will use Yaris WRC rally race cars to try to defeat VW’s Polo R WRC fleet. But before that happens, Tommi tested a rather different rally car in Finland – a one of a kind Toyota GT86 4×4 rally car purportedly built specifically for Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda.
We don’t know why Tommi Mäkinen chose to test the Toyota GT86 4×4 instead of the Yaris WRC, but obviously we loved to see it run.
As the video shows, Mäkinen still got it and would likely be among the top contenders were he to return to the World Rally Championship as a driver.