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Toyota confirms Supra's return to Super GT

January 11, 2019 Technology 0 Views The Japanese manufacturer first debuted Supra in the Super GT's All-Japan Grand Touring Car…

The Japanese manufacturer first debuted Supra in the Super GT’s All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC) in 1995 and gained plenty of success over the next decade and won a total of four titles with the car.

After the wall-going Supra went into production in 2002, its Super GT version was also closed three years later and replaced by Lexus SC430.

Since then, Lexus has continued to represent Toyota in the Super GT and luxury car brand debuted its latest challenger, the LC500, only 2017.

However, with the Supra car returning next year, Toyota has taken the opportunity to take the legendary name back to Super GT.

A concept version was unveiled at the ongoing Tokyo Auto Salon and the car will be ready for racing 2020 when the Super GT officially adopts Class 1

regulations developed jointly with DTM.

Supra’s return will mark the end of Lexus representation in the Super GT, with Toyota taking over from its luxury car brand.

Lexus recently won the Toyota 2017 GT500 title, with Nick Cassidy and Ryo Hirakawa behind the wheel of a TOM’s S-run LC500.

 Toyota Supra Super GT Concept

Toyota Supra Super G T Concept

Photo by: Toyota

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