Earlier this yr on the Geneva Motor Present, Toyota Gazoo Racing confirmed the world the Supra GT4 Idea, a preview of its GT4 race automotive.
Now it’s time to see the true factor as Toyota’s racing division has introduced it would enter two automobiles within the 24 Hours of Nürburgring Endurance Race: a GR Supra and a Lexus LC.
For apparent causes, we’ll focus our consideration on the Supra race automotive which can run its first Nürburgring 24 Hours from June 20 to June 23. Toyota launched two photographs of the automotive which appears to characteristic an equivalent aero bundle with the Supra GT4 Idea.
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The grueling endurance race gained’t be the Supra’s first race on the “Inexperienced Hell”, nevertheless. The automotive additionally competed in shorter races from the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring final autumn even earlier than the highway automotive launched — which is why it featured a full camouflage livery on the time.
Now, nevertheless, there’s no want for camouflage anymore. That doesn’t imply the racing Supra not has secrets and techniques, fairly the opposite. Toyota says each the Supra and the Lexus LC that may compete within the 24-hour race “will incorporate and refine elements and superior applied sciences meant for future highway automobiles.” That sounds thrilling, doesn’t it?
The Supra will carry quantity 90 and can compete within the SP8T class which permits physique modifications and is for automobiles that includes engines with as much as four.Zero-liters of displacement with pressured induction. The racing Supra packs a turbocharged three.Zero-liter straight-six intently associated to the manufacturing automotive.
Toyota’s objective for the Nürburgring 24 Hours this yr is to finish the race. The Supra can be pushed by a staff of 4 drivers consisting of Masahiro Sasaki, Uwe Kleen, Herwig Daenens, and Hisashi Yabuki. The Lexus LC competing within the SP-PRO Class with quantity 56 will characteristic an all-Japanese crew together with Takeshi Tsuchiya, Naoya Gamo, Takamitsu Matsui, and Yuichi Nakayama.