While at the Toyota/Lexus HQ in Sydney we spotted a curious line up of hybrid race cars. It turns out Lexus organized a celebrity race before this year's Australian Formula 1 race in Melbourne using a series of race prepped CT200hs. Ex-Westlife singer Brian McFadden had a slight mishap in one of the two races and ended up against the wall bruising his car's front end. Looks like the car took the hit pretty well! After seeing all these CT's with roll-cages and race livery I started to wonder when we will be seeing tuners in Japan beginning to modify this all-new hatchback. I'm sure there will be quite a few at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon.
-Dino Dalle Carbonare