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Toyota Confirms GR Supra GT4 Customer Program

Toyota formally announces GR Supra GT4 for 2020 customer racing debut…

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Toyota has confirmed that it will launch a GT4 customer program centered on the new GR Supra road model next year.

As revealed by Sportscar365 last month, the Japanese manufacturer will activate the GR Supra GT4 Concept which it unveiled as a study for a potential program in March.

Toyota Motorsport GmbH vice president Rob Leupen said that the GT4 race car is being developed in Germany ahead of a possible race debut at the end of this year.

The program’s confirmation means the GR Supra will race on three platforms in 2020, with a NASCAR Xfinity Series entry already in place as well as an upcoming Japanese Super GT500 car.

A Toyota statement said it “intends to strengthen its focus on customer motorsports” with its new project, and hopes “to develop ever-better cars using the feedback gained through race participation.”

For the GR Supra GT4, Toyota has forged partnerships with Pirelli for the tires, Ravenol for lubricants and Slovenian company Akrapovič for exhaust systems development.

The car features the same 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder twin-turbo engine that is found in the road-going GR Supra, but includes multiple race-spec additions including a carbon fiber rear wing and front diffuser.

Further details including the sale price, distribution and release date are set to be announced later this year.

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Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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