After giving the six-cylinder Supra the much-needed manual gearbox, Toyota has now turned its attention to the racecar version. Unveiled three years ago, the GT4 is race-ready with an array of mechanical improvements. Since its first full racing season in 2020, more than 50 GT4s have raced around the world and won 11 national and international championships. In all, the racecar had more than 50 wins under its belt by August.
Toyota Gazoo Racing engineers implemented changes to how the car brakes and handles after receiving input from the people driving it. In addition, the 3.0-liter engine has more horsepower and a better torque curve, as well as better cooling. The Supra GT4 Evo gets redesigned brakes with recalibrated ABS and updated KW dampers. Also, the 2023-spec race car gets a different anti-roll bar for better stability during high-speed cornering.
We’ll see the Supra GT4 Evo in action for the first time at the 24 Hours of Daytona in January during the opening round of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season. Meanwhile, the order book opens today and Toyota Gazoo Racing is asking €186,000, excluding taxes, customs and logistics fees. Existing owners won’t need to buy a brand new car as upgrades to match the Evo’s specification can be had separately.
A number of options are available, including a rearview camera and a drinking system. The Supra GT4 Evo can also be specified with a tire pressure monitoring system at extra cost, while suspension travel monitoring sensors are also optional. A homogenous endurance package is off the list of optional equipment.
As for the road car, we’re still patiently waiting for those rumored Supra GRMN to materialize. Last we heard, Toyota was packing BMW’s S58 engine with 500 horsepower but only with an automatic transmission.