New Limited Series GR Supra Celebrating GT4 Customer Motorsport Milestone
- Special GR Supra series limited to 100 units in Europe to celebrate GT4 milestone
- Exclusively available in the standout new Plasma Orange colour
- New matte black alloy wheels and optional rear spoiler
- Carbon fibre dash insert expressing limited series status
- Available soon in Europe with MY24 GR Supra start of sales
The formidable Toyota GR Supra range expands with the introduction of the new GR Supra “GT4 100th Edition Tribute” which salutes the coupe’s customer motorsport presence. Earlier this year, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing reached 100 production units of its GR Supra GT4, a race car developed for customers around the world to compete in motorsport, and the new limited series road car is a tribute to this customer racing milestone.
A pure-bred sports car, with a front engine/rear-wheel drive configuration and dimensions that achieve the “golden ratio” for optimum handling, the GR Supra was the first global model to be developed by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing. The new “GT4 100th Edition Tribute” features distinctive updates inside and out to emphasise those motorsport connections.
The new Plasma Orange colour is available exclusively on the new limited series GR Supra and its striking appearance is complimented by new 19-inch lightweight matte black alloy wheels. GR-branded black brake callipers reinforce the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing identity, while an optional rear spoiler evokes a visual similarity to the GR Supra GT4.
Inside the cabin, the driver-focussed interior features black suede-like seat coverings for durability and a premium feel. They combine with suede gear knob for a satisfying and tactile shifting experience. Orange stitching on the trunk mat matches the car’s exterior paintwork and completes the aesthetic update.
The limited series status is highlighted by a carbon insert on the dash, which also features a “GT4 100th Edition Tribute” graphic. A panel on the driver’s side of the dash, visible when the door is open, further emphasises the limited series distinction.
The GR Supra “GT4 100th Edition Tribute” is based on the 3.0-litre GR Supra Lightweight featuring a six-speed manual transmission engineered specifically for the power and torque characteristics of the coupe’s straight-six 340 DIN hp (250 kW) engine.
The transmission uses an intelligent control system to prioritise sporty performance. When upshifting, the software parameters are tuned to optimise engine torque upon clutch engagement and release, while on downshifts it is fine-tuned for consistent performance. For responsive acceleration, the final drive ratio is shorter, from 3.15 in the automatic GR Supra to 3.46.
In addition to weight saving via the manual transmission, further specification changes to simplify the audio system and seat features, mean the vehicle is 38.3 kg lighter in total than the original 3.0-litre GR Supra automatic version. These adjustments deliver enhanced agility and handling prowess.
As with the manual GR Supra Lightweight, the GR Supra “GT4 100th Edition Tribute” benefits from retuned suspension, designed to optimise performance with a manual transmission. This includes more rigid vulcanised rubber in the front and rear anti-roll bar bushes and re-tuned shock absorbers, as well as adjustment of components and operating parameters in the electric power steering.
ACCESSIBLE MOTORSPORT WITH GR SUPRA GT4
Since its launch in 2019, the GR Supra has put smiles on the faces of drivers and earned praise from automotive media around the world for its thoroughbred sportscar performance and pure driving experience. As part of a global TOYOTA GAZOO Racing project, motorsport competitors have also become part of the Supra family, courtesy of the GR Supra GT4 race car.
Developed in Cologne, Germany by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Europe, home of Toyota’s five-time Le Mans 24 Hours-winning motorsport team, the GR Supra GT4 was launched in March 2020. It is sold to private customers for competition within the popular GT4 category of racing for vehicles based on roadgoing counterparts, with modifications permitted for safety and performance.
As a more accessible level of motorsport, GT4 racing allows professional and amateur drivers alike to compete on the world’s most famous racetracks, perfectly aligning with the ethos of the Supra as a sportscar for all driving enthusiasts.
Since its launch, GR Supra GT4 customers have won races and championships on three continents in competitions such as the GT4 European Series, GT4 America and Super Taikyu in Japan, as well as legendary events like the Nürburgring 24 Hours. A cumulative 625 entries in 317 races worldwide as of the end of 2022 resulted in 79 class victories, 20 overall wins and 207 podium finishes. In 2023, 27 GR Supra GT4 vehicles are competing in Europe, 20 in North America and 12 in Asia, including Japan.
Production of the GR Supra GT4 reached a milestone of 100 units earlier this year, a landmark commemorated now by the new limited series GR Supra “GT4 100th Edition Tribute” of which, fittingly, 100 units of the roadgoing model will be available in Europe. The new limited series GR Supra goes on sale at the same time as the new MY24 GR Supra later this year, with specific launch dates varying according to individual markets in Europe.