The Toyota GR Supra GT4 Evo race car has been unveiled, and it is brimming with updates

The Toyota GR Supra GT4 Evo race car has been unveiled, and it is brimming with updates

Toyota’s Gazoo Racing division made significant updates to the track-only Supra GT4 in preparation for the 2023 season. The company improved the coupe’s brakes, handling, and engine using extensive feedback from race car drivers and mechanics.

Toyota responded to racers’ requests for improved handling and higher cornering speeds by redesigning the braking system, developing a new setting for the ABS system, updating the roll bars, and installing adjustable dampers supplied by German firm KW Automotive. Pilots will be able to put these improvements to good use, according to Toyota, thanks to a more powerful engine with an optimized torque curve.

The engine is a turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six whose horsepower output varies depending on the race series it’s tuned for, but its maximum torque output is 487 pound-feet. The six exhales through an Akrapovic exhaust system, and its cooling system has been improved, though details on the changes have not been released. It uses an automatic transmission to drive the rear wheels.

The Supra GT4 rides on 18-inch OZ Racing wheels and is outfitted with Brembo brakes, an OMP Racing seat for the driver, and a roll cage. It is distinguished from the street-legal, regular-production model by a track-specific body kit that includes a massive rear wing. Standard features include traction control and a digital instrument cluster, with suspension travel sensors available as an option.

The updated Toyota GR Supra GT4 Evo is already on the market, with prices starting at 186,000 euros (approximately $186,000). Teams currently racing the Supra GT4’s last evolution can purchase an upgrade kit to bring their car up to Evo specifications. The coupe will make its track debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona in January 2023, which is the first round of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season.

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