Reviews Finally GT3 customer sport at Toyota? - Toyota GR GT3-Concept

23:46  14 january  2022
23:46  14 january  2022 Source:   auto-motor-und-sport.de

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Toyota has introduced a GT3-Concept Car on the Tokyo Motor Show. Is this a first sign that the parent brand now wants to get an entry into the GT3 customer sport?

  Endlich GT3-Kundensport bei Toyota? - Toyota GR GT3-Concept © Toyota

The GT3 scene has recorded an impressive boom worldwide in recent years. The various series enjoyed great popularity despite Corona pandemic, which could easily be recognized by the large subscriber fields. To participate in the boom, almost every major manufacturer has a matching sports car model on offer. However,

Toyota had waived so far to be active with its own name in the GT3. Only the daughter brand Lexus was active with the RC F GT3 last on the customer's sports stage. But that might want to change soon. At the Toyko Motor Show Toyota now presented the study of a separate GT3 model called "Toyota Gr GT3 Concept".

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first GT3, then series model

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of the performed racer, however, is not based on any existing series athlete, as otherwise it is the case with GT3 vehicles. Instead, the designers modeled a stand-alone race car with a long hood, wide wheels and an aggressively drawn front area.

"As in the GR Yaris Toyota does not just want to customize production vehicles for use in motorsport. Instead, the company uses feedback and technologies from the various motorsport activities to build better cars with real motorsport genes: for the racetrack and The road ", the manufacturer let it probable.

instead of driving a race car from a production model, so you want to build the race car first and then look how to make a sportsman for use on public roads - as it is required by the GT3 regulations.

No timetable for market launch

The showcar held in black is currently not even ready to drive. Koji Sato, the President of the Motor Sports Department Toyota Gazoo Racing, but let's look at the fair, that you want to build a version at the latest at the end of the year, the first rounds on the racetrack turns.

An exact schedule for development does not exist yet. It is thus unclear whether the Toyota GT3 Renner is on time for the latest on-board World Cup in 2024 for customer teams. The WEC wants to change its sports car class then from the old and expensive GTE racing cars to the popular global GT3 platform.

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