GR Supra GT4 granted SRO GT4 homologation. First customers confirmed.

GR Supra GT4 granted SRO GT4 homologation. First customers confirmed.

The new GR Supra GT4 race car has successfully achieved homologation in the GT4 category following technical examinations and track tests by the governing Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO).

SRO officials scrutinised the GR Supra GT4 in detail prior to testing its performance on track at Circuit Paul Ricard in southern France last week, in order to determine the appropriate Balance of Performance, which is applied to all GT4 cars in order to ensure equal competition.

Development of the GR Supra GT4 at TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG) began in early 2019 and included an exhaustive test programme, covering more than 12,000km at circuits around Europe. With lead test driver Stéphane Ortelli contributing his experience, as well as drivers from a range of backgrounds, GR Supra GT4 cars were optimised in a variety of conditions.

Designed to appeal to drivers of all levels, the GR Supra GT4 benefits from its unique Intelligent GT4 Racing System which, through user-friendly electronics and automatic functionality, minimises distractions to allow the driver to focus fully on racing the car.

Performance comes via a three-litre in-line six-cylinder engine with single twin-scroll turbo charger which has been tuned to 430hp, combined with a 7-speed sports automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. Ravenol provides lubricant technology to ensure reliability and high performance.

With GT4 homologation secured, the first GR Supra GT4 race cars will be delivered to customers immediately, ready to participate in a range of different series around Europe.

Ring Racing, located near the Nürburgring, has purchased two cars and will enter one car in the ADAC GT4 Germany championship, which features six events this year, and another car at the nine-round Nürburgring Langstrecken Serie, formerly known as VLN. Ring Racing will additionally operate one of their cars in the Nürburgring 24 Hours on behalf of Novel Racing.

France-based CMR will also compete with two GR Supra GT4 cars this year, with one car taking on the challenge of the European GT4 Series and a second car participating in the six-round French GT4 Series.

In the United Kingdom, Speedworks Motorsport, already participating in the British Touring Car Championship with a Toyota Corolla, will enter one GR Supra GT4 for Sam Smelt and James Kell in the seven-round British GT series where GT3 and GT4 cars compete in the same races.

High customer demand for the GR Supra GT4 meant the first units were sold out quickly, and orders have already been taken for the next batch of cars to be produced, with deliveries planned for early summer.

 

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GR Supra GT4 Technical Specifications

Chassis

Length

4,460mm

Width

1,855mm

Height

1,250mm

Weight

1,350kg *

Construction

Steel body with high-strength roll cage acc. to FIA regulations

Front splitter

Natural fiber composite

Rear wing

Natural fiber composite

Fuel tank

ATL FT3 safety fuel cell with fast refueling system (120 L)

Driver’s seat

OMP racing seat with six-point safety harness (FIA 8862-2009)

Engine & Transmission

Type

In-line six-cylinder, single twin-scroll turbocharger

Displacement

2,998 cm3

Max. power

430hp

different power sticks available to comply with BOP

Max. torque

650Nm*

Engine management

Magneti Marelli ECU

Exhaust system

Akrapovič racing exhaust system with catalytic converter

Lubricants

Ravenol

Transmission

7-speed automatic with paddle shift, rear-wheel drive

Differential

Motorsport-specification limited-slip differential

Driveshaft

GKN Motorsport high torque spec

Suspension, Steering, & Brakes

Front suspension

MacPherson strut

Rear suspension

Multilink

Shock absorbers

KW adjustable racing dampers

Steering

Electric, rack and pinion

Brakes (Front)

Six-piston racing calipers (Brembo), Steel 390mm brake discs

Brakes (Rear)

Four-piston racing calipers (Brembo), Steel 355mm brake discs

Tyres Front/Rear

305/660-18 Front / 305/660-18 Rear (Pirelli)

Wheels

OZ five-hole 11 x 18in

Electronic Control System

Traction control

Standard

Motorsport ABS

Standard

8" Driver display

Standard

Data logger

Standard

Rear view camera

Option

Tyre pressure monitoring system

Option

Suspension travel sensors

Option

Illuminated car number

Option

Equipment

Fire extinguishing system

Standard

Air jack system

Standard

Drinking system

Option

Homologated endurance package

Option

            

 

 

 

 

Contact

 

TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH

Email: alastair.moffitt@toyota-motorsport.com

 

TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH official website:

www.racingbytmg.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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