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Toyota’s reborn Supra is scheduled for its world debut on January 14 on the 2019 North American Worldwide Auto Present in Detroit. Nevertheless, a model of the automobile was proven Friday in Japan on the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon.
The model is an idea previewing the brand new Supra-based race automobile that can change the present Lexus LC 500-based automobile in Japan’s Tremendous GT touring automobile collection subsequent 12 months, and thus organising the brand new Supra for a battle towards race vehicles primarily based on the Acura NSX and Nissan GT-R. Earlier Supra generations have helped safe 4 titles within the collection.
The idea goes by the title GR Supra Racing. The GR within the title stands for Gazoo Racing, which is the official motorsport arm of Toyota and Lexus. Toyota additionally makes use of GR because the title of its efficiency sub-brand exterior the US; over right here we get the extra acquainted TRD title as a substitute.
2020 Toyota Supra prototype
Toyota has confirmed that the Supra racer shall be entered within the premier GT500 class of Tremendous GT. This implies there shall be little in widespread with the road-going Supra aside from the fundamental physique design. Tremendous GT GT500 race vehicles characteristic carbon fiber monocoque buildings with metal roll cages. The present guidelines additionally name for two.Zero-liter turbocharged inline-Four engines mated to 6-speed sequential transmissions. The minimal weight for a GT500-spec automobile is a tick beneath 2,250 kilos.
Toyota is dedicated to enhancing the driving really feel of its vehicles by way of motorsports actions, and the brand new Supra particularly is the essence of this philosophy. That is why the automobile has already been confirmed for NASCAR and now Tremendous GT as properly. A Supra race automobile idea unveiled on the 2018 Geneva Worldwide Motor Present additionally hinted at a GTE-spec automobile for the World Endurance Championship and probably a GT Le Mans-spec automobile for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. And even earlier than the arrival of the brand new Supra, a prototype participated final 12 months within the remaining spherical of Germany’s VLN collection held on the Nürburgring.
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