Japanese auto giant confirms entry into 2020 Japan Super GT championship with reborn nameplate.
Toyota has revealed the GR Supra Super GT concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon this week, confirming its entry into its home country's 'Super GT' championship from next year.
First previewed last month, the Super GT concept is a little different to the Supra Gazoo Racing concept shown at the 2018 Geneva motor show, which looked more like a GT3 race car. In the Super GT championship, the race-ready Supra will duke it out with motorsport versions of flagship Japanese coupes like the Lexus LC500, Nissan GT-R and Honda NSX.
The company adds in its press release the concept "underscores Toyota's focus on using motorsport to help accelerate development of production models".
The exterior design isn't really a secret anymore, given the never-ending drip-feed of concepts and teasers, plus it was leaked a fortnight ago after a forum user signed up to updates on Toyota Germany's customer website (above), and more recently in a leaked promotional video presumably meant to be held until the reveal.
Due in Australia during the second half of 2019, the 'A90' Supra will launch with a 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder turbo petrol engine shared with '40i' models in the BMW stable, likely making around 250kW and 500Nm.
That grunt will be sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic as standard, at least from launch, with pricing anticipated to span between the $60,000 and $80,000 brackets.
Stay tuned to CarAdvice for our coverage of the Supra's production reveal next week.