Next month’s Tokyo Auto Salon will yield a Super GT spec Supra. Yikes
Toyota really knows how to tease. We’re still yet to see the finished production-spec Supra, yet rather than give us even a slight glimpse at it, Toyota’s diverting our attention towards one of its racecar cousins.
Well, a bit of it. This is our first look at the Supra that will race in Japan’s Super GT series, one which traditionally takes everything from Priuses to GT-Rs and turns them into wild, demonically winged racers.
So while Toyota clearly forgot to put some coins in the electricity meter before taking this picture, we can still see just what an outrageous makeover the Super GT Supra (try saying that drunk) will enjoy. Ginormous wing, diffuser that could plough fields, muscular, vented wheel arches… it’s a proper thing.
Given a new GT300-spec Toyota Prius has been seen testing, it’s almost certain the Supra will contest the top GT500 class, but any details on the car are currently conspicuous by their absence.
Toyota’s Gazoo Racing arm has given us a sneaky peak at its Tokyo Auto Salon stand, however, with a lovely bunch of heritage Supra racecars seemingly acting as backing dancers behind the main attraction. It’s almost enough to have us panic-buying flights to Japan as we type.
Needless to say, we’ll publish further Supra pictures – be it the road or racecar – as soon as they land. Excited?
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