Comenzará a competir en todo del mundo a partir de 2020.

El Toyota Supra está listo para salir a las pistas, y para ello la marca japonesa anunció las características de la versión de competencia: el GR Supra GT4. Las ventas comenzarán progresivamente: primero llegará a Europa en marzo de 2020, luego a Norteamérica en agosto y finalmente a Asia en octubre. De momento sólo conocemos el precio en Europa, €175,000 ($194,395 a la tasa de cambio vigente).

Galería: Toyota Supra GT4 de competencias

La clase GT4 de competencias mantienen los carros bastante similares a sus hermanos de calle. El Supra lleva un motor 3.0 litros turbocargado de seis cilindros en línea, produce 429 caballos de fuerza y 479 libras-pie de torque, mejorando los 335 hp y 365 lbs-pie de la versión urbana. Un escape Akrapovic debería crear un sonido digno de sus capacidades y potencia. el carro cuenta con un diferencial mecánico de deslizamiento limitado gracias a una transmisión automática de siete marchas. El control de tracción y ABS deportivos son estándar.

Para la pista el Supra GT4 recibe amortiguadores KW ajustables, frenos Brembo con pinzas de seis pistones adelante y cuatro atrás. Las llantas slick son Pirelli que envuelven rines OZ de 18 pulgadas.

El Supra GT4 pesa 2,976 libras contra 3,394 que marca el cupé calle.

Galería: Toyota GR Supra GT4 concepto

El interior trae el equipamiento de seguridad necesario, incluyendo una jaula antivuelco, un asiento homologado por FIA con cinturón de seguirdad de seis puntos y extintor de incendios. Algo habitual en vehículos de competencias, el instrumental está instalado en un panel de fibra de carbono.

Inclusive en un carro de competencias, hay equipamiento opcional disponible. Los compradores pueden optar por una cámara trasera, sistema de monitoreo de la presión de neumáticos, números exteriores luminosos, un sistema de provisión de bebida y un paquete de resistencia homologado.

Fuente: Toyota
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TOYOTA GAZOO RACING TO COMMENCE SALES OF GR SUPRA GT4 RACE CAR
Toyota Gazoo Racing will start sales of the GR Supra GT4 race car to customer teams in March 2020. The new competition model will initially be offered in Europe, followed by North America in August and Japan/Asia in October next year, strengthening the company’s focus on customer motorsport1.

The GR Supra GT4 is based on the road-going GR Supra, Toyota Gazoo Racing’s first global model, released earlier this year. It is developed and produced by Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG).

The three-litre in-line six-cylinder engine with single twin-scroll turbocharger has been tuned to 430bhp/320kW2 and is matched to a seven-speed sports automatic transmission with paddle shifts and a mechanical limited-slip differential. The performance elements include an Akrapovič exhaust system, and first-fill lubricants are supplied by Ravenol.

The car’s front splitter and rear wing are made of a natural fibre composite, contributing to an overall vehicle weight of 1,350kg2. Following the specification of the GR Supra road car, the suspension system features front MacPherson struts and a multilink arrangement at the rear. Adjustable KW performance dampers are used both front and rear.

The braking system is uprated with dedicated Brembo racing callipers – six-pot at the front and four-pot at the rear – and the OZ five-hole 11×18-inch wheels are shod with 305/660 Pirelli tyres.

Safety provisions include a high-strength roll cage for the lightweight steel body and an FIA-standard racing seat with six-point harness. The interior is fitted with a carbon fibre instrument panel with a display and steering wheel designed specifically for GT4 competition.

The contact companies for regional sales and customer support, including spare parts and access to engineers, are: TMG for Europe; TRD USA for North America; and Toyota Customizing and Development for Japan/Asia. The planned price of the GR Supra GT4 is €175,000, excluding any taxes, customs fees and logistics and other costs (approx. £151,000).

1 GT4 vehicles are sold only to race participants and may not be driven on public roads.

2 Figures subject to change according to competition balance of performance requirements.

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GR Supra GT4 Vehicle Sales and Customer Support Company by Region

Region Vehicle Sales and Customer Support Company
Europe TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH Customer Motorsport

 

e-mail : tmgcs@toyota-motorsport.com

North America TRD USA INC. e-mail: trdusa.gt4@toyota.com
Japan/Asia TOYOTA CUSTOMIZING & DEVELOPMENT Co Ltd TRD Business Div. Department No1 Motor Sports Business Unit

 

e-mail: info_supragt4@toyota-cd.co.jp

 

GR Supra GT4 Technical Specifications

DIMENSIONS  
Length (mm) 4,460
Width (mm) 1,855
Height (mm) 1,250
Weight (kg) 1,3502
CHASSIS & BODY  
Construction Steel body with FIA-standard high-strength roll cage
Front splitter Natural fibre composite
Rear wing Natural fibre composite
Fuel tank ATL FT3 safety fuel cell with fast refuelling system
Fuel tank capacity (l) 120
Driver’s seat OMP Racing with six-point FIA-standard safety harness
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION  
Engine type In-line six-cylinder with single-scroll turbocharger
Displacement (cc) 2,998
Max. power (bhp/kW) 430/3202
Max. torque (Nm) 650
Engine management Magnetti Marelli
Exhaust system Akrapovič racing exhaust system with catalytic converter
Lubricants Ravenol
Transmission Seven-speed automatic with paddle shifts
Differential Motorsport-specification limited-slip differential
Driveshaft GKN Motorsport high-torque specification
SUSPENSION, STEERING & BRAKES  
Front suspension MacPherson strut
Rear suspension Multilink
Shock absorbers KW adjustable racing dampers
Steering Electric, rack and pinion
Front brakes 390mm steel discs with six-piston Brembo racing calipers
Rear brakes 355mm steel discs with four-piston Brembo racing calipers
Tyres Pirelli 305/660-18
Wheels OZ five-hole, 11x18in
ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEMS & FEATURES  
Traction control Standard
Motorsport ABS Standard
8in driver display Standard
Data logger Standard
Rear view camera Option
Tyre pressure monitoring system Option
Suspension travel sensors Option
Illuminated car number Option
EQUIPMENT FEATURES  
Fire extinguisher Standard
Air jacks Standard
Drink feed system Option
Homologated endurance package Option