1989 AAR-Toyota Eagle HF89 “MKII”
Five-time race winner and first Toyota GTP racecar to win a race
Driven by two-time IMSA champion Juan Manuel Fangio II
Designed and constructed by Dan Gurney’s All American Racers
Toyota 2.1-liter turbocharged engine – 815 horsepower, 614lb/ft of torque (corrected at crank)
Complete concours mechanical and cosmetic restoration by Canepa in 2017
Extensive testing, race preparation and setup performed
Eligible for historic racing in both U.S. and European events
IMSA’s GTP racing series is considered by many the height of prototype racing. Teams were required to come up with inspired designs from sets of rules that had them exploit every engineering loophole, often times resulting in designs that were radically different from one another. All American Racers (AAR) led by Dan Gurney were the premiere American team, having successfully won the IMSA GTO championship in their AAR-designed-and-built Toyota Celicas. Looking to go full bore and reign king of IMSA GTP, Toyota gave the green light and both AAR and Toyota began development on their newest creation, the HF89.
To see our complete history on this car, visit our website at https://canepa.com/photo-gallery/1989-toyota-aartoyota-eagle-hf896029/.