GAZOO Racing's class-winning Toyota GT86 at the 2012 Nürburgring 24 Hour raceEnlarge Photo
A GT 86 run by GAZOO Racing won the SP3 class and finished 46th overall, while Toyota Swiss Racing took its own GT 86 to victory in the near-production V3 class, with an overall finish of 78th position.
The victories mark the new sports car's first in international competition after production started in April this year.
Toyota says the wins bode well for future victories at the hands of private individuals and small teams, and the car is sure to become a familiar sight on circuits all around the world.
Another GAZOO GT 86 took third in class, four laps behind the class-winning sister car. Toyota Swiss Racing's second GT 86 retired on lap 11.
GAZOO Racing also took Toyota's third victory, its Lexus LFA taking first place in the high-performance SP8 class, and an overall placing of 15th.
The race was also lucrative for Japanese rival Nissan, who scored class victory in SP8T in a 2013 Nissan GT-R, piloted by GT Academy winner Lucas Ordonez, Gran Turismo game creator Kazunori Yamauchi, Yasukichi Yamamoto, and Tobias Schulze.
Overall victory at the famous 24-hour race went to Audi, scoring a 1-2 finish in a pair of R8 LMS ultra GT3 race cars.
Gazoo Racing's class-winning Lexus LFA at the 2012 Nürburgring 24 HoursEnlarge Photo