Well, it’s not the road-going Supra yet, but it’s one more statement of how serious Toyota is about the Supra – it’s going racing in yet another class.
The Gazoo Racing Supra Super GT Concept is set for a debut at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon, and judging by what little we can see from the dark, low-resolution image, it’s going to be pretty aggressive.
The large rear wing is par for the course but our eyes are drawn to what seems to be a huge, flat-topped rear wheel arch at the back of a traditional red and white/silver Toyota colour scheme. There’s a hefty functional diffuser at the back for extra downforce – but it won’t be on the road car.
It’s not the first – or even the second – racing-style Supra to have been revealed so far. The first was the Gazoo Racing Supra nine months ago. More recently we’ve had the Nascar Xfinity Series-spec example, modified heavily and barely recognisable as per the pic below.
Keep your eyes peeled on 11 January for the full Super GT Concept reveal. We’ll have to wait for the Detroit show a day or two later to finally lay eyes on the Japanese sports car everyone has been talking about (increasingly impatiently) for what seems like years. Repeat after us: only a month… only a month…