Featured Toyota Gazoo Racing to Commence Sales of GR Supra GT4 in 2020

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  1. ichitaka05

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    Here’s the article/news from Toyota

    https://global.toyota/en/newsroom/toyota/28777203.html

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing confirmed today that it will launch the GR Supra GT4, a race car for customer teams*1, in 2020. The announcement comes in response to growing customer expectations worldwide following the unveiling of the GR Supra GT4 Concept at the Geneva International Motor Show in March, and the participation of the GR Supra at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring in June. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing intends to strengthen its focus on customer motorsports in order to enable motorsports-lovers around the world to freely participate in races, and to develop ever-better cars using the feedback gained through race participation.

    The GR Supra GT4*2 is based on the GR Supra―TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's first-ever global model released earlier this year―and it is developed and produced by Toyota Motorsport GmbH.

    The GT4*3 category is popular with private race teams around the world due to its low cost and ease of entry. GT4 cars are eligible to participate in a variety of races across the globe, including the Super Taikyu Series in Japan, the GT4 European Series and the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring in Europe, and the Michelin Pilot Challenge Series in the U.S.

    The GR Supra already participates in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in North America and, from 2020, is scheduled to compete in the Super GT GT500 Class in Japan. The arrival of the GR Supra GT4 will provide motorsports fans with the joy of watching the GR Supra compete in circuits around the world.

    In order to develop the GR Supra GT4, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has joined forces with three technical partners: Ravenol, Pirelli and Akrapovič. Ravenol will provide lubricants, while Pirelli will collaborate on tire development and Akrapovič will cooperate on developing motorsport-specific exhaust systems.

    Details regarding the specifications of the GR Supra GT4, including its selling price, sales area and release date, are scheduled to be announced later this year.

    GR Supra GT4 Technical Specifications
    Chassis
    Length 4,460 mm
    Width 1,855 mm
    Height 1,250 mm
    Construction Steel body with high-strength roll cage
    Front diffuser Natural fibre composite
    Rear wing Natural fibre composite
    Fuel tank Motorsport specification with fast refuelling system
    Driver's seat FIA-standard racing seat

    Engine & transmission
    Type In-line six-cylinder, single twin-scroll turbocharger
    Displacement 2,998 cm3
    Transmission Automatic, rear-wheel drive
    Lubricants Ravenol
    Exhaust system Akrapovič

    Suspension, steering & brakes
    Front suspension MacPherson strut
    Rear suspension Multilink
    Steering Electric, rack and pinion
    Tyres Pirelli
    Wheels Five-hole 11 x 18 in

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    https://blog.toyota.co.uk/gr-supra-gt4-2020

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    Remember the GR Supra GT4 Concept we revealed at the Geneva motor show in March? Well, you can scrub ‘concept’ from that name because the GR Supra GT4 will be available to purchase by private/customer racing teams from 2020.

    GR Supra GT4

    Unsurprisingly, the GR Supra GT4 is based on the road-going GR Supra but the difference is in the development done by Toyota Motorsport GmbH – the same team who honed the double Le Mans-winning Toyota TS050.

    Three technical partners are helping to develop the GT4 Supra: Akrapovič, Pirelli and Ravenol. The former’s co-operation led to the development of the motorsport exhaust systems, Pirelli will aid tyre development and Ravenol will provide lubricants.

    GR Supra GT4

    With its low cost and simple entry requirements, GT4 racing is popular with private race teams globally. GT4 cars are primed to race in various continental series, the VLN endurance races at the Nürburgring in Europe, the Michelin Pilot series in the USA and the Super Takiyu series in Japan.

    GR Supra GT4 technical specifications:
    CHASSIS
    Length 4,460mm
    Width 1,855mm
    Height 1,250mm
    Construction Steel body with high-strength roll-cage
    Front diffuser Natural fibre composite
    Rear wing Natural fibre composite
    Fuel tank Motorsport specification with fast refuelling system
    Driver’s seat FIA-standard racing seat
    ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
    Type In-line six-cylinder, single twin-scroll turbocharger
    Displacement 2,998cc
    Transmission Automatic, rear-wheel drive
    Lubricants Ravenol
    Exhaust system Akrapovič
    SUSPENSION, STEERING AND BRAKES
    Front suspension MacPherson strut
    Rear suspension Multilink
    Steering Electric, rack and pinion
    Tyres Pirelli
    Wheels Five stud 11 x 18in
    Full spec, pricing and release date information will be announced later this year.

    GR Supra GT4
     
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    Looks like a single exit HKS exhaust on there.
     
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    It's an akrapovic exaust
     
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    Ah, right you are! I saw what looked like an HK, but see now that it is AK.
     
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    Does anyone have a link to the GT4 doing goodwood? I saw it in the live stream (it was quick!) but would like to watch again
     
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    also see: testbed :)
     
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    Maybe white was the right colour after all!

    Akropovic exhaust.... Now I'm paying attention!
     

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