Toyota’s new GR GT3 Concept looks mean as hell

The hardcore GRMN Yaris isn’t the only Toyota Gazoo Racing product to be exposed at the 2022 Tokyo Vehicle Beauty Salon. Check out those pictures above– that’s the stunning brand-new GR GT3 Idea.

Evidently it referrals “the following action in Toyota’s mission to make ever-better autos, bred from motorsport” as well as it quite appears like Toyota is set to release a complete GT3 auto racing programme.

It’s unusual for a GT3 racer to not be based on a production vehicle certainly (fingers and toes went across for a mega Toyota grand tourer off the rear of this) however GR president Koji Sato has said that a working model of the racer will certainly be up and running by the end of the year.

As opposed to a homologation unique roadway auto, it’s most likely Toyota will make a bit of cash back by offering the GT3 to privateers, whilst also utilizing a few of the technology as well as experience got from GT3 racing in future roadway cars and trucks. We can get on board with that. It feels like the excellent time to enter the GT3 globe too, as the FIA World Stamina Championship as well as Le Mans 24-hour will certainly switch over from GTE to GT3 regs from 2024 onwards.

Toyota currently provides the Supra in GT4 spec and also there are still a few Lexus RC F GT3s knocking about in the IMSA Sports Car Champion and also the Japanese Super GT series, but making the GR GT3 Principle a truth would stand for a huge financial investment in motorsports from Toyota.

Hopefully we’ll obtain some more technical details and performance figures in due course …