Toyota Europe is celebrating 100 units of its GR Supra GT4 customer racing track car with a road-going homage.
The Toyota GR Supra GT4 100th Edition Tribute “features distinctive updates inside and out to emphasise those motorsport connections”, headlined by an exterior look reminiscent of the race car.
Update 23/06/2023 4:15PM: Toyota Australia has issued a statement regarding local prospects for the GR Supra GT4 100th Edition. See article for details.
A new Plasma Orange exterior finish is exclusively available on the commemorative Supra, complimented by 19-inch lightweight alloy wheels in black, GR-branded black brake calipers as well as an optional rear spoiler.
Black suede upholstery is used on the seat coverings and gear knob, and there’s orange stitching on the boot mat to match the exterior paintwork.
The GR Supra GT4 100th Edition Tribute also scores a carbon insert on the driver’s side of the dashboard, with a “GT4 100th Edition Tribute” graphic. Toyota says this “further emphasises the limited series distinction”.
Unfortunately, Toyota hasn’t provided any images of the interior at this time.
Power comes from the standard sports car’s 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six petrol engine sourced from development partner BMW, developing 250kW (340hp) in European GR Supra Lightweight specification with the six-speed manual – the variant on which this limited edition is based.
The GR Supra Lightweight manual base specification is 38.3kg lighter than the automatic GR Supra in Europe, courtesy of the lighter six-speed transmission as well as specification changes to “simplify” the audio system and seat features – i.e. less speakers and manual seat adjustment.
Toyota says these changes deliver “enhanced agility and handling prowess”.
Further, the manual Supra gets a revised suspension tune, including “more rigid vulcanised rubber” in the front and rear anti-roll bar bushes and re-tuned shock absorbers, in addition to a revised power steering tune.
The GR Supra GT4 100th Edition Tribute will be limited to 100 units in Europe, and will form part of the MY24 range.
Pricing is yet to be announced, but the company’s European media release said the special model will become “available soon”.
Speaking with CarExpert, a Toyota Australia spokesperson said: “We are always looking at ways to improve our local GR Supra product offering, but currently have no plans to bring the GT4 100th Edition Tribute SE our market”.
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The GR Supra GT4 race car, meanwhile, was first launched in March 2020.
Developed by the Toyota Gazoo Racing division in Cologne, Germany, the GR Supra GT4 is a private customer product designed for the popular GT4 motorsport category for vehicles based on road-going models, 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 sports car for all driving enthusiasts,” Toyota says in its media release.
Production of the GR Supra GT4 reached 100 units earlier this year, with 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 since launch.
According to Toyota, 27 GR Supra GT4 vehicles are competing in Europe, 20 in North America and 12 in Asia, including Japan in 2023.