Toyota’s participation in motorsports has a special mission: to fine-tune not only our cars but the abilities of the people who make them. This has been Toyota’s manufacturing philosophy since the time of our founder Kiichiro Toyoda. The extreme conditions of motorsports reveal the full potential of vehicles. Potential that we don’t see in day-to-day driving, motorsports allow us to test the ultimate limits of a vehicle – and to push those limits even further so we can make “ever-better” cars.
The GR Supra is the fifth generation in the series and returned following a 17-year break after production halted in 2002. Since the Supra debuted in 1978, all generations have had in-line six-cylinder engines up front with rear wheel drive, and the new model is no exception. This time particular attention has been paid to three fundamentals – wheelbase, track width, and low center of gravity – to impart handling capabilities appropriate to a pure sports car.
The Toyota GR Supra GT4 is currently competing with customer programs in both the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and the SRO GT4 America. The GR Supra GT4 is based on the GR Supra, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's first-ever global model from the Toyota Gazoo Racing Customer Racing Program and is developed and produced by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Europe GmbH (TGR-E).
The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge features sports cars that are closely identifiable with those seen on the street, such as coupes, hatchbacks and sedans. Two classes make up this series – GS, the highest performing class and the intermediate TCR class.
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