With numerous victories all over the world, the Toyota GR Supra GT4 builds on the racing successes of previous generations. To ensure that it remains competitive in the future, the engineers have put together an extensive update package.
Circuit, oval, off-road or even on the drag strip: there is no discipline in which the Toyota Supra was not allowed to let off steam. Since the late 1970s, it has been regarded as the racing heart of the Japanese brand and has celebrated numerous successes. Thanks to the tuning community, he also became an icon on the road - and even a Hollywood star through the "Fast & Furios" film series. With the introduction of the fifth generation, it went without saying that the latest front-engine racer should also be able to do extensive sports.
The GT4 customer sports car, which has been in use worldwide since 2020, is particularly close to the series. In Germany, the GR Supra GT4 was last seen in the DTM Trophy, the ADAC GT4 Germany and the Nürburgring Endurance Series. It was only this season that Tim Heinemann drove the Japanese athlete to the championship in the DTM junior series. Overall, the GR Supra GT4 has so far collected more than 50 class victories and over 100 podium finishes in eleven national and international GT4 championships.
Toyota listens to its customers
In order to be able to keep up with the growing competition in the future, the engineers have now put together a large update package for the coming years. Based on customer feedback, the three areas of brakes, handling and drive were fine-tuned. The Evo variant that can already be ordered has a revised braking system including new ABS settings. New KW shock absorbers and modified anti-roll bars are said to improve handling and cornering speed.
According to Toyota, the 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo engine now has more power and an optimized torque curve. In addition, the cooling should work more effectively. Kazuki Nakajima, three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Vice Chairman of Toyota Gazoo Racing Europe GmbH, promises: "The GR Supra GT4 EVO has been designed to satisfy all of our customers - from enthusiastic private drivers to demanding professionals."
Racing debut in Daytona
Parallel to the new car, Toyota is also offering an upgrade kit for existing customers. The complete vehicle was priced in at 186,000 euros. However, buyers who want to compete on the long haul need an optional, homologated special package. A digital rear-view mirror, a tire pressure monitoring system and sensors for controlling the suspension can also be ordered.
The Toyota GR Supra GT4 Evo will do its first competition laps as part of the supporting program of the 24 Hours of Daytona at the end of January. In the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, the Supra meets the German rivals Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche, among others.