Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept…hints at production model
The Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept has been revealed at the Geneva Motor Show with Toyota confirming that it will produce a new-generation Supra.
WITH INTERNET LEAKS AND SPECULATION rife across the last couple of years, the Toyota Supra has finally broken cover in the form of the GR Supra Racing Concept. And, Toyota has confirmed that while the racer concept is just that, a concept, it will produce a production Supra.
At Geneva, “Toyota said the compact two-door concept, with its front-engine, rear-wheel-drive configuration, demonstrates the potential for a fun-to-drive car that can deliver high performance both on road and track”.
The GR Supra Racing Concept’s large “90” race number on its doors is the codename for the fifth-generation Supra, following the A40, A60, A70 and A80 series produced between 1978 and 2002.
Toyota Australia’s vice-president sales and marketing Sean Hanley said, “Supra is one of the most beloved Toyota cars of all time and its nameplate continues to command enormous respect,” Mr Hanley said.
“There has been huge public interest in a modern revival of the Supra legend – and this concept points to a sports car deserving of the famous name,” he said.
“Revealing a racing concept ahead of a production model highlights that motorsport is Toyota’s proving ground of choice for high-performance vehicles.
“The GR Supra Racing Concept makes it clear Toyota is developing the Supra to be a true driver’s car.”
Like the C-HR Racing which was revealed 12 months before the arrival of the C-HR proper, we can hold our breath that the production Supra will arrive sometime within the next 12 months.