Toyota kicks its new GR Supra Racing Concept into high gear with a special unveiling.
Toyota’s sportscar heritage is back in action with its unveiling of the new GR Supra Racing Concept. Recently on display at the Geneva Motor Show, Toyota’s Supra is set to make a splash on both track and road.
It’s been 16 years since production of the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept ended, yet the car is still synonymous with all things racing. It’s probably the most chosen car in the Grand Turismo game series; don’t quote us on that. It even popped up as a star in its own right in the first Fast & Furious film, before people were jumping out of planes and rolling in tanks in those movies.
The Supra first came on the scene back in 1978 on a larger version of the Celica before becoming its own model for Toyota. It went on to spawn three more generations until 1993, with the front engine/rear-wheel drive GT version continuing production in 2002.
Devil’s in the Details
The GR Supra Racing Concept has a unique body to it, noted for its large rear wing. It comes with a strong, but lightweight composite material used for its wide front and rear bumpers, front splitter and rear diffuser, side skirts, door mirror housings and the rear wing. The new version features a lowered front and rear suspension using original equipment components, and Michelin racing tires.
Designers were competition-focused as they created a cabin entirely focused on getting the car on the track. Outfitted with a racing dashboard and an OMP driver’s seat and racing harness, the GR Supra Racing Concept was built for just this kind of driving. The steering wheel is a quick-release version, mounted on a racing column and featuring a paddle shift system.
Are you ready to see this baby in action? Designers behind the GR Supra Racing Concept are hoping it earns its stripes.