Toyota is looking to get more people involved in racing. After unveiling its GR Supra GT4 Concept at the Geneva International Motor Show in March, the auto maker confirmed that it will make the GT4 available to customer racing teams. The move is a bit 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 feedback gained through this racing participation.”
And they couldn’t have picked a better car. The GR Supra GT4 is based on Toyota’s GR Supra. The GR Supra was the first-ever global model for Toyota Gazoo Racing. Developed and produced by Toyota’s German racing division Toyota Motorsport GmbH, the GT4 has found a solid footing with racing teams around the world thanks to its low price, making it easy to get started racing.
Making them even more popular, GT4s are eligible to participate in a variety of races all over the world—from the Super Taikyu Series in Japan, to the GT4 European Series and the VLN Endurance Championship Nurburgring in Europe or the Michelin Pilot Challenge Series in the U.S.
Racing fans will no doubt recognise the GT4 from its participation in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in North America. Those wanting to catch a glimpse of the car in action can tune in to the 2020 Super GT GT500 Class in Japan.
No details, including performance and pricing, have been released as of yet about the car, though it is known that the GT4 will have a high-strength roll cage as well as plenty of carbon-fibre components. It will also feature the race requisite rapid refuelling system. The engine will mate with an automatic RWD transmission. It will also have a custom exhaust courtesy of Akrapovic. Finally, a huge rear spoiler will provide plenty of downforce.