An Even Faster Toyota Supra Is Coming To America

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But you'll only be able to tame it on a track.

We've known for a while now that Toyota is preparing a racing version of the new Supra. The Japanese automaker previewed its racing ambitions for the new Supra with the GR Supra GT4 Concept at the Geneva Motor Show, and now the final version is nearly ready to race.

Toyota Gazoo Racing has confirmed that sales of the GR Supra GT4 race car designed for customer teams will start in March 2020 in Europe before commencing in North America in August and Japan and Asia in October. Developed and produced by Toyota Motorsport GmbH in Germany, the Supra GT4 is based on the road car with a slew of modifications to make it race-ready.

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But whereas the road-going Supra produces 335 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque, the Supra GT4's 3.0-liter, turbocharged straight-six has been tuned to produce 430 hp, which is sent to the wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifts and a mechanical limited slip differential. An Akrapovic exhaust system is also fitted.

Compared to the road car, the Supra GT4 has all of the usual racing modifications you would expect, including a front splitter and large rear wing made of natural fiber composite, resulting in an overall weight of 2976 pounds. The suspension mimics the road car, with MacPherson struts at the front and multilink rear suspension. KW dampers are fitted at the front and rear.

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To give the race car more stopping power, the brakes have been upgraded with six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston calipers in the rear. Its 18-inch Olsen wheels are wrapped in Pirelli tires.

Inside, the stripped out interior is equipped with numerous safety equipment including a roll cage and an FIA-standard racing seat with six-point harness. The interior will also feature a carbon fiber instrumental panel with a GT4 racing-specific display and steering wheel. Optional equipment includes a rear view camera, a tire pressure monitoring system, and suspension travel sensors. Pricing for the Toyota Supra GT4 customer race car starts at €175,000, which is around $194,000. If you're waiting for a hardcore version of the road car, Toyota is also reportedly giving the Supra the full GRMN treatment.

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