The much talked about 2019 Toyota Supra GT4 concept is perhaps only around 10 to 12 months away from being launched on a commercial basis. It is has a premier show on March 5, 2019, at the Geneva motor show. The premiere certainly gives us an insight as to what to expect when the commercial launch actually takes place. It is believed that it will be a competitive option for GT4 racing. Further, it also could be an affordable and accessible option for those who are looking for privateer racing. This is in line with the support that Toyota gives for motorsport that emanates from the grassroots.
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2019 Toyota Supra GT4 Exterior
As far as the exteriors are concerned it will most probably have some essential qualities. These could include chassis that is perfectly balanced. Further, it will be quite light. It will offer rear wheel drive. It will most certainly have a shorter wheelbase. Hence, you can expect that the vehicle will have the best of agility and stability. Also, it will most probably have a diffuser that has been specially designed. There are a few more features that could help in improving airflow around the chassis. The reason it’s made from natural fibers such as flax and hemp and this is in replacement to traditional carbon fiber. The previous alloy wheels will be mostly replaced by a special five-hole racing wheel. The coupe will have a 19 inches (black 16-spoke) wheels, with Pirelli P-Zero tires.
As far as the interiors are concerned, it will most probably have a stripped out cabin. It might come fitted with roll cage of high strength and will also have a fire extinguisher of FIA standard. You also can expect it to have OMP racing seat. It will have attractive driving panels and other such fixtures and fittings.
It would be interesting to do some guesswork of the engine and things under the bonnet. You can expect it to have the old 3.0 liter 6 cylinder petrol engine, the number of horsepowers is still unknown (regular Supra has 355 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque). It will also twin-scrolling scroll turbocharger. The same is most likely to be coupled to a reliable automatic transmission system. Newest concept model will have motorsport grade ECU which will be supplement by bespoke wiring looms. Furthermore, it is likely to come with drive shafts that are of motorsport specification and will have very limited slip differential.
The price should be around $110.000-$120.000 for the base model and it should be commercially launched during the 2nd half of 2019. However, the exact date tails of launch date are still not clear and are only guesswork, to say the least.