Not Impressed with the All-New Toyota Supra GR? Toyota GAZOO Racing has developed a racing version for the GT4 series. Let the Tuning begin!
The Toyota Supra GR has just been introduced to the Philippine market and it has already been getting local gear-heads and their wallets amped up and ready to be the very first owners of probably one of the craziest releases of the year. According to the latest Toyota Philippines price list, the Supra 2020 is priced at ₱4,990,000 for the prominence red, ₱5,090,000 for the Matte Storm Gray, and lastly, ₱5,050,000 for other colors.
What if we told you that you can notch the crazy up to 11 as Toyota is planning a limited release of the Supra GT4 concept, a track modified version first introduced in the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year?
The Toyota Supra has always been associated with motorsports and racing. The current iteration of the Toyota Supra, in association with BMW, is based on the BMW Z4, the brand’s sports roadster and Toyota believes that it is a good platform to build on for the new Supra.
The Toyota Supra GT4 Concept features upgraded front and rear aerodynamic body kits to improve airflow, minimize drag and increase down-force at high speed. The rear-wing has been specially designed and purpose-built as well as the front diffuser to direct air-flow as it channels through the body.
It retains the same Macpherson struts in the front and an independent multi-link suspension in the rear but is upgraded with racing-grade springs and shock-absorbers as well as strengthening the body’s rigidity with anti-roll bars to improve stability during high-speed cornering. Keeping it planted on the road are competition-grade OZ Racing 18×11 inch wheels and bespoke Brembo Brakes.
Under the hood, you’ll find the same 3-liter inline-6 engine on the “regular” Toyota Supra. According to Philkotse.com – one of the most trusted automotive news sources for Filipino auto enthusiasts, the stock Toyota Supra creates 335 hp and 495 Nm of torque. The GT4 version has been fitted with an upgraded ECU unit specially modified for racing to improve power delivery as well as a lighter driveshaft and Limited Slip Differential to make sure power is efficiently delivered to the rear wheels.
The Toyota Supra GT4 Concept has been stripped out entirely of unnecessary weight with the interior and is equipped with racing bits such as seats, harnesses and steering wheel from racing accessories brand OMP.
As the name implies, the Toyota Supra GT4 Concept is poised to raise hell in the FIA GT4 series, a more value-oriented racing event that features cars from manufacturers that are less expensive than the usual fair of Porsches and Ferraris. It maintains a specific spec to make sure that the car still runs as close to stock as possible making sure that all entries are on level footing keeping competition exciting.
So how can you purchase the Toyota Supra GT4? As of now, Toyota aims to market the GT4 towards private individuals and teams for racing purposes, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. They would be testing the waters to see if demand spikes up for their souped-up Toyota Supra and that means it is possible to see one of these cars roaring by you on the highway and disappearing into the horizon.
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