The sleek Toyota GR GT3 concept was first revealed in January’s 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon, but rumours of a potential road-going version are now circulating.
Leaked patent images shared by a user on GR Corolla Forum show the potential supercar has many of the design features of the concept, albeit with a subtle ducktail rear spoiler instead of the large swan-neck-style rear wing.
The GR GT3 in the patent images retains the very low front spoiler, long bonnet, bonnet vents, side-exit exhaust, centre-lock wheels, full-width rear light bar, and humongous rear diffuser.
It’s unclear if all of these racing-oriented design features will make their way onto any road-going version of the Toyota GR GT3 concept.
It’s also unclear what Toyota might call the road-going supercar exactly because GR GT3 should technically refer to the racing version.
As previously reported, Toyota said the GR GT3 concept is a racing car designed to demonstrate “the knowledge and refined technologies Toyota Gazoo Racing has gained in the field of motorsports”.
The Japanese automaker also previously said it intends to use the feedback from the GR GT3 concept and its motorsports technologies to develop both GT3 and “motorsports-bred” mass-production cars in the future.
It’s likely the GR GT3 concept previews a new entry for GT3 racing, given TGR currently races a Lexus RC F with no strong link to the GR Sport brand.
At this stage Toyota hasn’t officially detailed anything further about the road-going GR GT3 concept since its reveal.
The Lexus Electrified Sport Concept has the same silhouette as the Toyota GR GT3 concept, with the dramatically raked rear window, squat stance and curvaceous lines.
The Lexus Electrified Sport Concept is claimed to be an all-electric successor to the V10-powered LFA supercar.
Lexus president Koji Sato previously promised the Electrified Sport Concept will have a 0-100km/h time “in the low 2-second range”, while also having a driving range of “over 700km”.
It’s unclear if the Toyota GR GT3 concept and Lexus Electrified Sport Concept are linked in any way, but both could become flagship supercars for the Japanese brands.
For now we will have to wait and see what Toyota and Lexus have in store for their expected upcoming flagship supercars.