Toyota Gazoo Racing has taken the wraps off its GR GT3 Concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon, signaling the Japanese manufacturer’s intentions of potentially entering the ranks with a FIA GT3-homologated car in the future.
The GR GT3 Concept, which is not based off any current Toyota road car model, is being presented as a “driver first” concept with TGR’s desire to “further accelerate customer motorsport activities and make the world of motorsports sustainable.”
Technical details of the car were not released although is pictured utilizing Bridgestone tires.
Toyota has previously presented concept race cars although the wording around the GR GT3 Concept indicates that a customer-based race car could be produced in the future.
The Japanese automaker already offers the GR Supra in GT4 specification, with sister brand Lexus currently competing with its RC F GT3 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and also in Super GT.
It’s understood a successor to the RC F GT3 is already in the works, with Lexus having a long-term commitment to the WeatherTech Championship, and is set to debut in the new-for-2022 GTD Pro class with Vasser Sullivan.
“As was the case with the GR Yaris, by commercializing motorsports cars rather than simply adapting production vehicles for use in motorsports, TGR intends to use feedback and technologies refined through participation in various motorsports activities to develop both GT3 and mass-production cars and further promote making ever-better motorsports-bred cars,” TGR’s statement concluded.