Remember the GR Supra GT4 Concept we revealed at the Geneva motor show in March? Well, you can scrub ‘concept’ from that name because the GR Supra GT4 will be available to purchase by private/customer racing teams from 2020.
Unsurprisingly, the GR Supra GT4 is based on the road-going GR Supra but the difference is in the development done by Toyota Motorsport GmbH – the same team who honed the double Le Mans-winning Toyota TS050.
Three technical partners are helping to develop the GT4 Supra: Akrapovič, Pirelli and Ravenol. The former’s co-operation led to the development of the motorsport exhaust systems, Pirelli will aid tyre development and Ravenol will provide lubricants.
With its low cost and simple entry requirements, GT4 racing is popular with private race teams globally. GT4 cars are primed to race in various continental series, the VLN endurance races at the Nürburgring in Europe, the Michelin Pilot series in the USA and the Super Takiyu series in Japan.
GR Supra GT4 technical specifications:
|Construction||Steel body with high-strength roll-cage|
|Front diffuser||Natural fibre composite|
|Rear wing||Natural fibre composite|
|Fuel tank||Motorsport specification with fast refuelling system|
|Driver’s seat||FIA-standard racing seat|
|ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION|
|Type||In-line six-cylinder, single twin-scroll turbocharger|
|Transmission||Automatic, rear-wheel drive|
|SUSPENSION, STEERING AND BRAKES|
|Front suspension||MacPherson strut|
|Steering||Electric, rack and pinion|
|Wheels||Five stud 11 x 18in|
Full spec, pricing and release date information will be announced later this year, giving you plenty of time to think long and hard about where you’d race the GR Supra GT4. Let us know in the comments below.