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New Toyota RAV4 Rally Car Revealed for 2015 Rally America Series

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 5/10/2015 Jason Udy

Ryan Millen will drive the Toyota RAV4 rally car in the 2015 Rally America 2WD-Open Class this season. Toyota revealed the new RAV4 rally car at the Monster Energy Supercross Championship finale in Las Vegas this past weekend.

2015 Toyota RAV4 LE At 2015 Rally America Front Three Quarter© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Toyota RAV4 LE At 2015 Rally America Front Three Quarter

The RAV4 rally car is obviously a much tamer beast than the Tundra TRD Pro that Millen raced and won in the 2014 Baja 1000. Based around the stock drivetrain featuring a 176-hp, 172 lb-ft 2.5-liter four-cylinder and five-speed manual transmission, the RAV4 rally car has been upgraded for racing. More than 500 pounds of weight have been removed, while a roll cage, BFGoodrich all-terrain DOT 215/75R15 tires, and front and rear suspension bits from TEIN have been added. The modified 2015 Toyota RAV4 LE will go up against other modified street cars in the 2015 Rally America 2WD-Open Class.

“I’ve driven just about everything Toyota has to offer,” said Millen, in a release. “And I’ve been very impressed with the RAV4 ’s tight, compact body and smooth handling. I’m looking forward to putting it through the paces this season.”

Millen, who began racing at nine years old, also raced a Toyota FJ Cruiser in the Baja 1000. Millen Adventures will also compete in the Rally America West Series in the 2WD stock class.

Tentative Schedule:
Idaho Rally - June 13-14
Mendocino Rally - July 18-19
Rally Utah - August 7-8
Gorman Ridge Rally - August 22
Prescott Rally - October 2-3
Mt Hood Rally - October 17

Source: Toyota


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