Toyota will launch the GR Supra next year as a GT4 racing version for customer racing. In the spring, the company unveiled a concept variant of the race car at the Geneva Motor Show, now the series production is confirmed. The vehicle is developed and produced by Toyota Motorsport GmbH in Cologne.
Optically, the external changes are limited, you can see above all from the huge rear wing. The many air intakes on the entire body we already find the production vehicle – there, however, closed with plastic covers. The only so-called “fake vents” that do not function on the GT4 vehicle are those in the doors.
Because of the ease of access and costs that remain in the frame, the GT4 racing category is popular with private customer teams around the world. For example, GT4 cars can compete in the European GT4 Series, the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring, the Super Taikyu Series in Japan and the Michelin Pilot Challenge Series in the USA. The GR Supra currently drives in the NASCAR Xfinity series in North America and will compete in the Super GT GT500 in Japan from 2020 onwards.
For the work on the GR Supra GT4, Toyota Gazoo Racing has teamed up with three technical partners: The development of the exhaust system is done together with Akrapovič, the tires are developed with Pirelli and the lubricants come from Ravenol. Details on the specifications of the GR Supra GT4 as well as pricing, sales regions and market launch will be announced later this year.