TOYOTA GAZOO Racing to Commence Sales of GR Supra GT4 in 2020

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing to Commence Sales of GR Supra GT4 in 2020

04.07.2019: - Promoting ever-better cars through customer motorsports TOYOTA GAZOO Racing confirmed today that it will launch the GR Supra GT4, a race car for customer teams*1, in 2020. The announcement comes in response to growing customer ex


-  Promoting ever-better cars through customer motorsports




TOYOTA GAZOO Racing confirmed today that it will launch the GR Supra GT4, a race car for customer teams*1, in 2020. The announcement comes in response to growing customer expectations worldwide following the unveiling of the GR Supra GT4 Concept at the Geneva International Motor Show in March, and the participation of the GR Supra at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring in June.


GR Supra GT4

 

 

 

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.
 



The GR Supra GT4*2 is based on the GR Supra—TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s first-ever global model released earlier this year—and it is developed and produced by Toyota Motorsport GmbH.



The GT4*3 category is popular with private race teams around the world due to its low cost and ease of entry. GT4 cars are eligible to participate in a variety of races across the globe, including the Super Taikyu Series in Japan, the GT4 European Series and the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring in Europe, and the Michelin Pilot Challenge Series in the U.S.



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. The arrival of the GR Supra GT4 will provide motorsports fans with the joy of watching the GR Supra compete in circuits around the world.



In order to develop the GR Supra GT4, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has joined forces with three technical partners: Ravenol, Pirelli and Akrapovič. Ravenol will provide lubricants, while Pirelli will collaborate on tire development and Akrapovič will cooperate on developing motorsport-specific exhaust systems.



Details regarding the specifications of the GR Supra GT4, including its selling price, sales area and release date, are scheduled to be announced later this year.


*1 Customer teams (also known as private teams) purchase race cars from manufacturers that are modified versions of production vehicles and enter them into races.


*2 GT4 vehicles are sold to race participants and cannot be driven on public roads.

 
*3 GT4 is a category for production race cars based on SRO-regulated Grand Touring cars; it is positioned one rank below GT3.





GR Supra GT4 Technical Specifications:


Chassis
Length    4,460mm
Width    1,855mm
Height    1,250mm

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 & transmission
Type    In-line six-cylinder, single twin-scroll turbocharger

Displacement    2,998 cm3
Transmission    Automatic, rear-wheel drive
Lubricants    Ravenol
Exhaust system    Akrapovič
Suspension, steering & brakes

Front suspension    MacPherson strut
Rear suspension    Multilink
Steering    Electric, rack and pinion
Tyres    Pirelli
Wheels    Five-hole 11 x 18in





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