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TOYOTA GAZOO RACING TO COMMENCE SALES OF GR SUPRA GT4 IN 2020

**Toyota GAZOO Racing confirms it will launch the GR Supra GT4 as a race car for customer teams**
**Toyota has worked with three technical partners, Akrapovič, Pirelli and Ravenol**
**Pricing, sales regions and release dates to be announced later this year**


Toyota GAZOO Racing confirmed today it will launch the GR Supra GT4, a race car for customer teams1 in 2020.

This comes on the back of growing customer expectations worldwide following the unveiling of the GR Supra GT4 Concept at the Geneva International Motor Show in March, and the participation of the GR Supra at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring in June.

Toyota GAZOO Racing intends to strengthen its focus on customer motorsports in order to enable motorsports-lovers around the world to freely participate in races, and to develop ever-better cars using feedback gained through this race participation.

The GR Supra GT42 is a race car based on the GR Supra - Toyota GAZOO Racing's first-ever global model, which is due to arrive in Australia later this year - and it is developed and produced by Toyota Motorsport GmbH.

The GT4 category is popular with private race teams around the world due to its low cost and ease of entry. GT4 cars are eligible to participate in a variety of races across the globe, including the Super Taikyu Series in Japan, the GT4 European Series and the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring in Europe, and the Michelin Pilot Challenge Series in the U.S.

The GR Supra already participates in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in North America and, from 2020, is scheduled to compete in the Super GT GT500 Class in Japan. The arrival of the GR Supra GT4 will provide motorsports fans with the joy of watching the GR Supra compete on circuits around the world.

In order to develop the GR Supra GT4, Toyota GAZOO Racing has joined forces with three technical partners: Akrapovič, Pirelli and Ravenol. Akrapovič will cooperate on developing motorsport-specific exhaust systems, while Pirelli will collaborate on tyre development and Ravenol will provide lubricants.

Details regarding the specifications of the GR Supra GT4, including its selling price, sales area and release date, are scheduled to be announced later this year.

GR Supra GT4 Technical Specifications:

Chassis
Length4,460mm
Width1,855mm
Height1,250mm
ConstructionSteel body with high-strength roll cage
Front diffuserNatural fibre composite
Rear wingNatural fibre composite
Fuel tankMotorsport specification with fast refuelling system
Driver's seatFIA-standard racing seat
Engine & transmission
TypeIn-line six-cylinder, single twin-scroll turbocharger
Displacement2,998 cm3
TransmissionAutomatic, rear-wheel drive
LubricantsRavenol
Exhaust systemAkrapovič
Suspension, steering & brakes
Front suspensionMacPherson strut
Rear suspensionMultilink
SteeringElectric rack and pinion
TyresPirelli
WheelsFive-hole 11 x 18in


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For more information, please contact:

James Wang
Senior Public Affairs Specialist - Passenger Vehicles
Mob: (0431) 431 082
james.wang@toyota.com.au

Brodie Bott
Manager, Public Affairs
Mob: 0448 027 143
brodie.bott@toyota.com.au


1 Customer teams (also known as private teams) purchase race cars from manufacturers that are modified versions of production vehicles and enter them into races.
2 GT4 is a category for production race cars based on SRO-regulated Grand Touring cars; it is positioned one rank below GT3.




 
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Toyota GAZOO Racing will launch a racing GR Supra GT4 next year that will be available for customer teams to buy
Toyota GAZOO Racing will launch a racing GR Supra GT4 next year that will be available for customer teams to buy
Toyota GAZOO Racing will launch a racing GR Supra GT4 next year that will be available for customer teams to buy
Toyota GAZOO Racing will launch a racing GR Supra GT4 next year that will be available for customer teams to buy
Toyota GAZOO Racing will launch a racing GR Supra GT4 next year that will be available for customer teams to buy
Toyota GAZOO Racing will launch a racing GR Supra GT4 next year that will be available for customer teams to buy
Toyota GAZOO Racing will launch a racing GR Supra GT4 next year that will be available for customer teams to buy
Toyota GAZOO Racing will launch a racing GR Supra GT4 next year that will be available for customer teams to buy
Toyota GAZOO Racing will launch a racing GR Supra GT4 next year that will be available for customer teams to buy
Toyota GAZOO Racing will launch a racing GR Supra GT4 next year that will be available for customer teams to buy
Toyota GAZOO Racing will launch a racing GR Supra GT4 next year that will be available for customer teams to buy
Toyota GAZOO Racing will launch a racing GR Supra GT4 next year that will be available for customer teams to buy