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The brand new Toyota Supra, which is reborn, will make its world debut January 14 on the 2019 North American Worldwide Auto Present in Detroit. Nevertheless, a model of the automobile was offered Friday in Japan on the Tokyo Auto Present 2019.
The model is an idea introducing the brand new Supra-based racing automobile that may change the present Lexus LC 500-based automobile of the Tremendous GT touring automobile sequence in Japan subsequent yr, and thus organising the brand new Supra for a battle in opposition to race vehicles primarily based on Acura NSX and Nissan GT-R. Earlier generations of Supra helped safe 4 titles within the sequence.
The idea is known as GR Supra Racing. The GR within the title means Gazoo Racing, which is the official arm of Toyota Motorsport and Lexus. Toyota additionally makes use of GR to designate its efficiency sub-brand exterior the USA; right here now we have reasonably the extra acquainted TRD title.
Prototype Toyota Supra 2020
Toyota has confirmed that the Supra rider can be entered within the GT GT top notch of the Tremendous GT. Which means that there can be little in widespread with the Street Supra, except for the essential design of the bodywork. Tremendous GT GT500 race vehicles characteristic monocoque carbon fiber constructions and metal cages. Present guidelines additionally embody 2.Zero-liter turbocharged inline-Four engines coupled with 6-speed sequential transmissions. The minimal weight for a automobile of the GT500 specification is a tick of lower than 2,250 kilos.
Toyota is dedicated to bettering the driving ambiance of its vehicles by means of motorsport actions, and the brand new Supra specifically is the essence of this philosophy. That's why the automobile has already been confirmed for NASCAR and now in Tremendous GT. A Supra race automobile idea unveiled on the 2018 Geneva Worldwide Auto Present additionally hinted at a GTE specification automobile for the World Endurance Championship and probably to a GT Le Mans spec automobile for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship . And even earlier than the arrival of the brand new Supra, a prototype had participated final yr within the final spherical of the German VLN sequence organized on the Nürburgring.
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