Toyota (GB) plc

10/29/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/29/2019 03:44

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING TO COMMENCE SALES OF GR SUPRA GT4 RACE CAR

Toyota Gazoo Racing will start sales of the GR Supra GT4 race car to customer teams in March 2020. The new competition model will initially be offered in Europe, followed by North America in August and Japan/Asia in October next year, strengthening the company's focus on customer motorsport1.

The GR Supra GT4 is based on the road-going GR Supra, Toyota Gazoo Racing's first global model, released earlier this year. It is developed and produced by Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG).

The three-litre in-line six-cylinder engine with single twin-scroll turbocharger has been tuned to 430bhp/320kW2 and is matched to a seven-speed sports automatic transmission with paddle shifts and a mechanical limited-slip differential. The performance elements include an Akrapovič exhaust system, and first-fill lubricants are supplied by Ravenol.

The car's front splitter and rear wing are made of a natural fibre composite, contributing to an overall vehicle weight of 1,350kg2. Following the specification of the GR Supra road car, the suspension system features front MacPherson struts and a multilink arrangement at the rear. Adjustable KW performance dampers are used both front and rear.

The braking system is uprated with dedicated Brembo racing callipers - six-pot at the front and four-pot at the rear - and the OZ five-hole 11×18-inch wheels are shod with 305/660 Pirelli tyres.

Safety provisions include a high-strength roll cage for the lightweight steel body and an FIA-standard racing seat with six-point harness. The interior is fitted with a carbon fibre instrument panel with a display and steering wheel designed specifically for GT4 competition.

The contact companies for regional sales and customer support, including spare parts and access to engineers, are: TMG for Europe; TRD USA for North America; and Toyota Customizing and Development for Japan/Asia. The planned price of the GR Supra GT4 is €175,000, excluding any taxes, customs fees and logistics and other costs (approx. £151,000).

GR Supra GT4 Vehicle Sales and Customer Support Company by Region

Region Vehicle Sales and Customer Support Company
Europe TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH Customer Motorsport

e-mail : [email protected]

North America TRD USA INC. e-mail: [email protected]
Japan/Asia TOYOTA CUSTOMIZING & DEVELOPMENT Co Ltd TRD Business Div. Department No1 Motor Sports Business Unit

e-mail: [email protected]

GR Supra GT4 Technical Specifications

DIMENSIONS
Length (mm) 4,460
Width (mm) 1,855
Height (mm) 1,250
Weight (kg) 1,3502
CHASSIS & BODY
Construction Steel body with FIA-standard high-strength roll cage
Front splitter Natural fibre composite
Rear wing Natural fibre composite
Fuel tank ATL FT3 safety fuel cell with fast refuelling system
Fuel tank capacity (l) 120
Driver's seat OMP Racing with six-point FIA-standard safety harness
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine type In-line six-cylinder with single-scroll turbocharger
Displacement (cc) 2,998
Max. power (bhp/kW) 430/3202
Max. torque (Nm) 650
Engine management Magnetti Marelli
Exhaust system Akrapovič racing exhaust system with catalytic converter
Lubricants Ravenol
Transmission Seven-speed automatic with paddle shifts
Differential Motorsport-specification limited-slip differential
Driveshaft GKN Motorsport high-torque specification
SUSPENSION, STEERING & BRAKES
Front suspension MacPherson strut
Rear suspension Multilink
Shock absorbers KW adjustable racing dampers
Steering Electric, rack and pinion
Front brakes 390mm steel discs with six-piston Brembo racing calipers
Rear brakes 355mm steel discs with four-piston Brembo racing calipers
Tyres Pirelli 305/660-18
Wheels OZ five-hole, 11x18in
ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEMS & FEATURES
Traction control Standard
Motorsport ABS Standard
8in driver display Standard
Data logger Standard
Rear view camera Option
Tyre pressure monitoring system Option
Suspension travel sensors Option
Illuminated car number Option
EQUIPMENT FEATURES
Fire extinguisher Standard
Air jacks Standard
Drink feed system Option
Homologated endurance package Option

1 GT4 vehicles are sold only to race participants and may not be driven on public roads.

2 Figures subject to change according to competition balance of performance requirements.

ENDS