There’s a surprise at the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex in Tokyo, Japan. Toyota manufacturers introduce concept race cars whose ‘material’ is not from Toyota models that have been produced. So it’s really brand new.
The Toyota GR GT3 Concept is really a concept racing car that is most likely produced for customers and becomes a motorsport enthusiast racing program. The car is designed with a long bonnet, plus a slim body without the overstyle rear fenders like those installed on the Supra. The taillights look compact extending until they almost touch the rear tire housing and are connected by a thin light strip.
This concept car was developed by Gazoo Racing which is Toyota’s motorsport division and is predicted to be a specially created racing car. This means that there is no or no version of the highway. Well, if there is a high demand, most likely this Toyota GR GT3 will be produced for general specs.
Toyota itself already has a racing car for customers, namely the Supra GT4 and also a racing car specially designed for the Super GT Touring Car Series championship which is based on the Supra and the race is held in Japan. If this GR GT3 becomes a customer program, it can add to the treasury of new cars. The question is why the sports car is not part of a mass production car, but only a customer order? Because Toyota wants to make the race car a laboratory for new technology that will later be used for racing programs and road cars in the future.
When viewed from the proportions of the concept, the GR GT3 concept is likely to be the inspiration for the Lexus electric supercar that was introduced last December by the Japanese manufacturer. Or the GT3 Concept being the forerunner of the electric supercar itself.