With the revival of the sports car icon Supra, Toyota also launched a GT4 customer racer. Now the German-Japanese racing department is celebrating the 50th GR Supra GT4 sold with a special edition.
The Supra is one of the greatest all-rounders in motor racing: Whether it's circuits, ovals, gravel or dragstrips - the Japanese cult sports car has been successful everywhere. Accordingly, it was clear from the start that the fifth generation, created in cooperation with BMW, should also be able to let off steam in a sporty way. For the past two years, one of the main fields of activity has been GT4 customer racing, where production-based racers compete.
The GT4 offshoot has brought Toyota and its customers 36 class wins and 78 podium places in more than 250 races so far. In Germany, the GR Supra GT4 is used in the DTM Trophy, the ADAC GT4 Germany and the Nürburgring Endurance Series, among others. In addition, the GT4, which was co-developed in Cologne, is fighting for titles in the European Championship and in numerous series in North America and Asia.
Special branding for racers and collectors
To celebrate the 50th GR Supra GT4 sold, Toyota has introduced a special edition of six cars. Two vehicles each go to the main markets of Asia, Europe and North America. The limited edition racing Supra will sport Toyota Gazoo Racing red and special logos on the vehicle's sides, roof and interior. Inside there is an exclusive interior cover as well as driver and passenger seats with GR Supra GT4 lettering.
The passenger seat is a sign that the cars are not necessarily destined for a racing career. Toyota itself advertises the car as a highlight for private collections, but a future as a trackday toy is also conceivable. The Japanese manufacturer quotes the price as 175,000 euros (plus taxes and delivery). This means that there are no extra costs compared to the classic GT4 racer.
Toyota Gazoo Racing was not allowed to lend a hand with the technology due to regulations. According to Toyota, the 3.0-liter six-cylinder with twin-scroll turbocharger and BMW genes continues to deliver 320 kW/430 hp and a maximum torque of 650 Nm. Power is transmitted via a seven-speed automatic transmission and a mechanical limited-slip differential.