TOYOTA GAZOO Racing to commence sales of GR Supra GT4

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing to commence sales of GR Supra GT4

29.10.2019: ....in March 2020 to Europe, and expand sales to North America in August, and to Japan/Asia in October TOYOTA GAZOO Racing confirmed today that it will start the sales of GR Supra GT4*1, a race car for customer teams, starting from March 2020 to Eur

....in March 2020 to Europe, and expand sales to North America in August, and to Japan/Asia in October




TOYOTA GAZOO Racing confirmed today that it will start the sales of GR Supra GT4*1, a race car for customer teams, starting from March 2020 to Europe. The sales area will expand to North America in August, and to Japan/Asia in October. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing intends to strengthen its focus on customer motorsport*2 in order to enable motorsport-lovers around the world to participate in races.


 


The GR Supra GT4 is based on the GR Supra - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s first-ever global model released earlier this year - and is developed and produced by TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH(“TMG“).



A three-litre in-line six cylinder engine with single twin-scroll turbocharger has been tuned to 320kW*3(430hp)with a 7-speed sports automatic transmission with paddle shift and the mechanical limited slip differential driving the rear wheels. An Akrapovič exhaust system will be fitted and Ravenol will provide first-fill lubricants.



The front splitter and rear wing are made of natural fiber composite, contributing to an overall weight of 1,350kg*3. Following the specification of the GR Supra road car, the front suspension will be MacPherson strut, and rear suspension will be multilink with KW dampers at the front and rear. The braking system is enhanced through the use of a dedicated brake calliper for racing, six-piston front and four-piston rear, while running on Pirelli tires.



Safety will be a priority and the GR Supra GT4 will be installed with a high-strength roll cage on the lightweight steel body, and an FIA-standard racing seat with six-point harness. The interior will feature a carbon fiber instrumental panel with a display and steering wheel specifically designed for GT4 competition.



The contact company for each region of the GT4 vehicle sales and customer support (including sales for spare parts and engineer support) will be the following; TMG for Europe, TRD U.S.A., INC. (“TRD USA”) for North America, and TOYOTA CUSTOMIZING & DEVELOPMENT Co., Ltd. (“TCD”) for Japan/Asia. Please contact the listed company for how to apply for purchase.


The planned car price is 175,000€(excluding tax, custom fee, logistic fee, etc.).


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

*2 Private customer teams purchase race cars from manufacturers that are modified versions of production vehicles and enter them into races.

*3 Subject to change depending on the SRO BOP (Balance of Performance).


 
 





GR Supra GT4 Technical Specifications

Chassis
Length    4,460mm
Width    1,855mm
Height    1,250mm
Weight    1,350kg*

Construction    Steel body with high-strength roll cage acc. to FIA regulations
Front splitter    Natural fiber composite
Rear wing    Natural fiber composite
Fuel tank    ATL FT3 safety fuel cell with fast refueling system (120 L)
Driver’s seat    OMP racing seat with six-point safety harness (FIA 8862-2009)


Engine & Transmission

Type    In-line six-cylinder, single twin-scroll turbocharger
Displacement    2,998 cm3
Max. power    320kW(430hp)*
    different power sticks available to comply with BOP
Max. torque    650Nm*


Engine management    Magneti Marelli ECU
Exhaust system    Akrapovič racing exhaust system with catalytic converter
Lubricants    Ravenol
Transmission    7-speed automatic with paddle shift, rear-wheel drive
Differential    Motorsport-specification limited-slip differential
Driveshaft    GKN Motorsport high torque spec


Suspension, Steering, & Brakes

Front suspension    MacPherson strut
Rear suspension    Multilink
Shock absorbers    KW adjustable racing dampers
Steering    Electric, rack and pinion
Brakes (Front)    Six-piston racing calipers (Brembo), Steel 390mm brake discs
Brakes (Rear)    Four-piston racing calipers (Brembo), Steel 355mm brake discs
Tires Front/Rear    305/660-18 Front / 305/660-18 Rear (Pirelli)

Wheels    OZ five-hole 11 x 18in
Electronic Control System
Traction control    Standard
Motorsport ABS    Standard
8" Driver display    Standard
Data logger    Standard
Rear view camera    Option
Tire pressure monitoring system    Option
Suspension travel sensors    Option
Illuminated car number    Option

Equipment

Fire extinguishing system    Standard
Air jack system    Standard
Drinking system    Option
Homologated endurance package    Option
* depending on SRO BOP (Balance of Performance)




- Alastair Moffit - photos Toyota

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