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 |  Apr 03 2011, 8:15 PM

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We’ve been following Toyota‘s Avensis BTCC Race Cars for quite some time now, and we’re happy to report that they’ve publicly debuted ahead of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship begins. Both Dynojet Racing’s and Hughes Motorsport/Speedworks’ Avensis were on display for the public and the media at Silverstone.

Unfortunately for both teams, both race cars experienced technical difficulties that restricted comprehensive testing on the track. Reports from Toyota are that the cars ran into power steering and fuel pump issues, but both teams are optimistic that the cars will be competitive come race day.

Regardless, it’s nice to see the cars out in public. A compact Toyota has never looked so cool.

GALLERY: Toyota Avensis BTCC Race Cars

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