Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing are pursuing success at the highest levels of international motorsport, including the World Rally Championship, World Endurance Championship and the Le Mans 24 Hours race. Taking part in these and other racing series provides technical advancements that can be transferred from the race track or rally stage to development of new generations of Toyota’s sports-focused GR models.
The GR Supra Racing Concept will be featured in a new update of the Gran Turismo Sport video game which is scheduled for release in April 2018.
The concept’s chassis features lowered front and rear suspension using original equipment components, BBS racing rims, Michelin racing tires and Brembo Racing callipers and discs. The cabin is competition-focused and is fitted with a racing dashboard, OMP driver’s seat and safety harness, OMP quick-release steering wheel and racing column mounted paddle shifters.
The Toyota Supra still has iconic status among sports car fans 16 years after it went out of production. Its enduring popularity has been helped by its success as a popular model in the Gran Turismo video game, and as a starring car in the first film in The Fast and the Furious movie series. The Supra first appeared in 1978 on a larger and more powerful version of the second generation Celica before becoming established as its own model.
The all-new Toyota Supra will share drivetrain components with the new BMW Z4 and could be available as early as 2019.