The MkV is here, but wait, it’s a concept! That’s right, no production…yet. It also looks a lot like the FT-1 concept from 2014; remember that one? So, what do we know about the soon to be MkV? Not much but the GR Supra Racing concept makes lovely suggestions and leaves many hints. Hints that we are only too happy to explore.
The two-door, front-engine, rear-wheel drive racing concept is compact and has a dramatic racing #90 splashed across the side. First hint: the A90 is on its way. Recall there was once an A40, then an A60, etcetera, etcetera.
The Supra will participate in motorsports. Ok fine, that’s the second hint not an actual fact; well not a confirmed fact. But if you debut a racing concept by Toyota GAZOO Racing with Tetsuya Tada at the head, who revealed in an interview with Road and Track that the concept was built to LM GTE specs, you have a pretty good idea of where everyone’s thoughts are directed. Especially since in an interview with Top Gear, Tada’s partner in crime Yoshinori Sasaki way back in 2013 shared that a ‘new Supra means big power’.
The design is all pomp and circumstance befitting its self-proclaimed status of race car royalty simply by just being. Its large rear wing is unmistakable, the wide front and rear bumpers clue you in to the expanse of the car in addition to the front splitter, rear diffuser and side skirts that among other aspects that were carefully detailed and fit together for the introduction of the concept debuted at Geneva.
The chassis’ lowered front and rear suspension, BBS racing wheels with center-nut attachment fitted with Michelin racing tires, competition focused cockpit and a dashboard with a racing display are just a few features that scream racing intent.
Apart from that, we know there is an inline-six involved, and the dimensions are available. No pricing, no definitive word on release just a seeming modern GT racer that has us anxious for a production model. We know these things take time, and we’d rather the time be taken so that the result is epic but hopefully we won’t have to wait as long as Tokyo Auto Show for news on the MkV. You know how far away that is right?! Until then, fans who are also gamers can enjoy this concept virtually in the Gran Turismo update this month.