Toyota unveils GR GT3 concept
Toyota has officially taken the covers off its GR GT3 concept, displaying what its future presence in the burgeoning GT class may be.
A participant through its Lexus brand since 2017 where the RC F has been raced successfully since in the United States, Europe and Asia.
The concept was teased by Toyota last week, but was revealed at the Tokyo Auto Saloon and although not based on any current model in the marque’s range, the GR GT3 provides a hint at its future in GT racing.
Toyota Gazoo Racing President Koji Sato revealed a working prototype will be ready by the end of the year, although any further information has not been disclosed.
A key feature within the development of the GR GT3 is that this model is not based on a road-going counterpart, but will be in fact used to enhance Toyota’s mass-market offerings.
Toyota added: “TGR is committed to further accelerating customer motorsports activities to make the world of motorsports sustainable. Promoting “driver first” car development and with a desire to provide attractive cars that customers participating in GT3, which is the pinnacle of customer motorsports, would choose, TGR has unveiled the GR GT3 Concept.
“As was the case with the GR Yaris, by commercializing motorsports cars rather than simply adapting production vehicles for use in motorsports, TGR intends to use feedback and technologies refined through participation in various motorsports activities to develop both GT3 and mass-production cars and further promote making ever-better motorsports-bred cars.”