Toyota needs you to head racing in its GR Supra GT4, making its debut a concept as part of the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. If you do clutch one of these turnkey racers—and need to Toyota follow via and build it—you can rub doors in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Grand Sports magnificence with Porsche Caymans, Mercedes-AMG GT, Aston Martin Vantages, Ford Mustangs, and extra.
Details are sparse right now. However, Toyota is emphasizing mass reduction, not horsepower. “The GR Supra Concept is even extra light-weight than the economical Toyota Supra,” with a low center of gravity and excessive pressure, the automaker says in a release, “and is ready with race-unique components which include its roll cage, suspension, brakes, and rear wing.”
The Toyota Supra is of path twinned with the brand new BMW Z4, and roadgoing models are powered by using BMW’s 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six. The Supra GT4 is 175.6 inches lengthy, 73.0 inches extensive, and 49.2 inches tall, which is longer, decrease, and wider than the street model. It’s rated for 335 horsepower and 365 lb-toes of torque, and Toyota worked with BMW to increase the sports activities automobile’s structure.
In North America, the GT4-spec GS elegance is in a few approaches to the run-what-you-bring a part of IMSA’s Michelin Pilot Challenge series because it accepts each manufacturing unit-built race specials and team-built motors primarily based on manufacturing models. While the Supra GT4 is proven as a concept, it’s pretty really headed for “countrywide and nearby competitions in Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania,” as Toyota says in its release. “Customers can take part in diverse races around the world through buying commercially to be had racing-specification automobiles that have been mainly tuned for overall performance.”
Toyota already has announced the Supra could be its access in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series, towards the Chevrolet Camaro SS and Ford Mustang GT, and that a model can even compete on this year’s Nürburgring 24 Endurance Race. The new MkV Supra additionally debuted, of direction, as a race vehicle idea. Clearly, Toyota is approximately racing this element, and with the GT4, you could be, too.
We don’t but know whether or not a manufacturing unit Toyota GR Supra GT4 might be equipped in time for this 12 months’ IMSA GT4 series, or whether customers will wait till 2020; however, look for greater information about the turnkey racer idea as we cover the 2019 Geneva Motor Show March five and six.