This one previews a racer.
You didn't think that Toyota, soon to reveal the production version of its long-awaited new Supra in Detroit next month, was done teasing concept versions, did you? Perish the thought. In fact its Gazoo Racing division is preparing to reveal another Supra concept next month, and has released this preview image to give us an idea of what to expect.
Called the GR Supra Super GT concept, the show car is set to be unveiled at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Show – the tuner expo that's essentially Japan's equivalent of SEMA, set to take place this coming January 11-13.
Judging from the name (and silhouette), the concept ostensibly previews Toyota's new entry into Japan's highly competitive touring-car series. That's a place which has for the past decade or so been taken by a succession of Lexus models, from the SC 430 to the RC F and today's LC 500. But before Toyota chose its luxury division to represent it in the series' top GT500 class (with a long list of other models in the lower GT300 class), it was the realm of the Supra. In fact it'll even bring the old Supra racer to the show.
The pair will appear on Gazoo's Tokyo salon show-stand alongside other racers like the Yaris WRC, the TS050 Hybrid prototype, and the Nürburgring endurance-spec Lexus LC.
This won't be the first racing version of the Supra we've seen or the only one that'll enter competition, either. Just this past summer it revealed another developed by Toyota Racing in the US to compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. And of course the GR Supra Racing concept was the first to properly preview the production model when it was revealed at the Geneva show this past March.