Japanese legend returns as a new Gazoo Racing Concept
The new Toyota Supra has been previewed by the GR Supra concept in Geneva,
while leaked specs reveal 330bhp six-cylinder road car
Toyota has given us our best look yet at its forthcoming Gazoo-branded Supra sports car, by revealing a racing concept at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The GR Supra Racing Concept made its debut on the firm’s show stand, with a bold red, black and white livery, aggressive styling and a huge rear wing.
Initially, it was expected that the final production version of the Supra would be shown at the Swiss new car event, but Toyota has instead decided to reveal an early race car concept. Details on the road car are still thin on the ground, but according to Toyota, the racer signals the maker’s commitment to “bring back its most celebrated sportscar” later this year.
Toyota says the two-door, front-engine, rear-wheel-drive race car makes use of advanced lightweight materials. The wide bumpers, splitter and diffuser are likely to be toned down for the road-ready production model, but the basic shape will remain. The plastic windscreen and side windows will be replaced by more conventional glass panels, too.
The GR Supra Racing Concept uses OEM suspension, with BBS racing wheels and Michelin racing tyres. Brembo brakes and a special racing exhaust also feature, alongside racing harnesses, a quick-release steering wheel and carbon fibre door panels. Of course, being a race car there is a full roll cage, while the fuel and brake lines, pedal box, battery and wiring looms have all been designed to competition standard.