BTCC cars are so-called “Next Generation Touring Cars”, also known as NGTC.
Introduced in 2011, these FIA and TOCA specification and classification cars are designed to allow more manufacturers and drivers to race by reducing the cost of a competitive car.
All the cars share the same turbo, wastegate, intercoolers, ECU (engine control unit), instrumentation and dash, power management system, six-speed sequential gearbox, fuel tanks, differential, subframe, steering, brakes, clutch, wheels, dampers and suspension.
Teams also have the option of running either TOCA’s unbranded NGTC-spec engine or, developing their own powerplant, as long as it is from the same ‘family’ as their chosen model of car. Both options feature a 350+bhp 2-litre turbo-charged engine.