Following the GT4 Concept that was shown at Geneva earlier this year, Toyota Gazoo Racing has revealed the real thing – the Toyota GR Supra GT4 race car for customer teams. It will be launched in 2020.
Toyota says that this early announcement is “in response to growing customer expectations worldwide” following the concept car and also the participation of the GR Supra at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring endurance race last month. “Toyota Gazoo Racing intends to strengthen its focus on customer motorsports in order to enable motorsports-lovers around the world to freely participate in races, and to develop ever-better cars using the feedback gained through race participation,” it said.
The GR Supra GT4 is based on the A90 Supra road car and is developed and produced by Toyota Motorsport GmbH, the Germany-based outfit that also produced rally and circuit versions of the Toyota 86.
The GT4 race category is popular with private race teams around the world due to its low cost and ease of entry. GT4 cars are eligible for a big variety of races across the world, including Japan’s Super Taikyu Series, the GT4 European Series and VLN Endurance Championship Nurburgring in Europe, and the Michelin Pilot Challenge Series in the US.
The GR Supra already participates in the Nascar Xfinity Series in North America and, from 2020, is scheduled to compete in the Super GT GT500 Class in Japan. With the GR Supra GT4, Toyota’s global sports car will be a regular fixture at race tracks around the world, that’s for sure. Of course, you race on Sunday to sell on Monday!
Details, specs, selling price and release dates will be announced later this year. The technical partners for the Toyota GR Supra GT4 race car are German brand Ravenol for lubricants, Pirelli for tyre development and exhaust specialists Akrapovic.
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