Geneva 2018: The Toyota Supra Returns

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Geneva 2018: The Toyota Supra Returns

The name and spirit of the most celebrated model in Toyota's illustrious sports car heritage – The Supra – will finally be revived after much anticipation at the Geneva Motor Show in the form of the the GR Supra Racing Concept.

According to Toyota, the compact two-door sports car has a pure front-engine/rear-wheel drive configuration, and makes use of advanced lightweight materials in its construction.

While the concept's chassis features lowered front and rear suspension using original equipment (OE) components, grip is provided by Michelin racing tyres wrapped around BBS racing wheels. The braking system uses Brembo Racing callipers and discs.

Visually, the racing concept has a dramatic bodywork design that includes a large rear wing, wide front and rear bumpers, a front splitter, a rear diffuser, side skirts, and door mirror housings.

The hood on the other hand, is crafted from the same material and features louvred air inlets. The windscreen and side windows are made of plastic.

And then, we have the large "90" race number on its doors, which is a historical reference to Supra's codename and a big visual clue to the fact that this concept heralds Supra's return in a fifth generation.

Inside, the cabin is entirely competition-focused and is fitted with a racing dashboard and OMP driver's seat and safety harness. OMP has also supplied the quick-release steering wheel, mounted on a racing column and equipped with a paddle shift system. The doors are lined with carbon fibre panels and the dashboard includes a racing display.

Competition safety requirements are met by a full roll cage and fire extinguishers, and the fuel and brake lines, pedal box, battery and wiring looms are all designed to competition standard.

That said, the GR Supra Racing Concept is to be featured in a new update of the Gran Turismo Sport video game developed by Polyphony Digital Inc., which is scheduled for release in April 2018.



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