Toyota’s GR Supra Racing Concept Previews The Return Of The Legend

Toyota has revealed the Gazoo Racing Supra Racing Concept, giving us a preview of the actual Supra road car that’s due in 2019.

Along with the new racing concept came the official confirmation of the new Supra, with Toyota saying that “this concept heralds Supra’s return in a fifth generation”.

As for the concept, it features a rather dramatic bodywork, including the wide fenders and the crazy aero kit featuring a huge rear diffuser and a fixed rear wing. Imagine the car without them and you will get a pretty good idea of what the new Toyota Supra is going to look like.

“Yes, the Supra is returning,” said Johan Van Zyl, President and CEO, Toyota Motor Europe. “This concept is a clear signal of our intention to bring back one of our most legendary sports cars to the market. This baby, developed by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, is a thoroughbred designed for the race track.”

“The best way of taking our ‘Supra Hero’ into a new era. It has been made light, compact and, of course, fast.I think you will agree it looks amazing!”

Composite materials have been used in parts like the front and rear bumpers, front splitter and rear diffuser, side skirts and rear wing. The same goes for the louvered bonnet while all the glasshouse is made out of plastic, because racecar.

The interior is pure competition-spec as its fitted with a racing dashboard and a single bucket seat for the driver. A full roll cage, the inner door carbon panels and a quick-release steering wheel are just some of the concept’s interior features.

Although Toyota hasn’t released any technical details yet, it says that the concept, which was created by Gazoo Racing, employs the classic front engine/rear-drive configuration and perfectly expresses the return of the fun-to-drive character in its models.

The racing livery of the GR Supra Racing also has the number 90 on its doors, a historical reference to the Supra’s codename.

The actual road version of the new Supra will arrive in 2019, but if you feel impatient Toyota will release the GR Supra Racing concept in the Gran Turismo Sport video game this April.

Article updated with images from the Geneva motor show

more photos...

Image credits Guido ten Brink / SB-Medien & Manufacturer

Driven: 2019 Suzuki Jimny Is Impossible Not To Love

The latest Suzuki Jimny is a vehicle that doesn’t impress on tarmac but shines when the going gets tough.

Someone Wants To Make A Fortune Off A McLaren Elva Build Slot

The German used car dealer behind the ad will charge you $3,295,730 for the McLaren Elva build slot.

TeslaCam Catches Chevy Silverado Rear Ending Model 3 Inside Car Wash

The Tesla driver learned you should always watch your back, even in an automatic car wash.

The Porsche Taycan Is An EV You Might Actually Want To Drive

The Porsche Taycan range is topped out by the Turbo S variant, which offers up to 750 hp.

Dahler Gives 2020 BMW X3 M 601 HP, Turns It Into A Supercar Challenger

With 129 HP more than standard and a top speed close to 186 mph, few cars on the road can beat this tuned BMW X3 M.

Audi TT RS Laps The Hockenheim Quicker Than The Old R8 4.2 FSI

At 1:57.70, the Audi TT RS proved faster than the Aston Martin Vantage and Corvette Z06 as well.

Mercedes-AMG C63 S Ready To Bite Your Face Off With Carbon-Look Wheels

The Mercedes-AMG C 63 S is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that delivers 503 HP.

You Don’t Know How Brutal Mercedes-AMG’s A45 S Is Until You’ve Experienced It

The 415 HP Mercedes-AMG A45 S mega hatch gets put to the test, and it’s one very fast ride.

Is The Seat Mii Electric City Car A Good Daily Driver?

The Seat Mii Electric has an 82 HP electric motor, a 161-mile range and starts at £19,300 in the UK.

MS-RT’s R185 Ford Transit Custom Is All Show And No Go, Will Still Cost You £37,995

The Ford Transit Custom-based MS-RT R185 is limited to 40 examples and solely available in Slate Grey.