Toyota GR GT3 Concept revealed at Tokyo Auto Salon

Published: 14 January 2022

► Toyota debuts new racing concept car
► Swan neck rear wing features
► Revealed at Tokyo Auto Salon

Toyota’s pulled the covers off a new concept car at the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon: the GR GT3. And, despite it getting a motor show debut, Toyota’s revealed bafflingly few details about it.

All the brand has said about the new concept car is that it’s ‘committed to accelerating customer motorsports activities to make the world of motorsports sustainable.’ Toyota also says it ‘intends to use feedback and technologies’ from motorsport to influence future production-spec performance cars. Just like it’s done with the new Yaris GRMN.

The look is unlike anything Toyota’s done prior; this isn’t some tarted-up Supra. The GT3 concept is low to the ground with a huge, stretching bonnet and a set of gills above the front wheel arches for relieving air pressure beneath. There’s also a massive rear wing that features swan neck-style mounts like those on the latest Porsche 911 GT3.

gr gt3 concept rear

We’re interested to see what Toyota has planned for GT3 racing. The company was previously involved via its Lexus sister brand and the RC F GT3, but that’s some time ago now, having debuted in 2014.

Toyota says it and the ‘fully tuned’ GR Yaris also making its debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon both draw inspiration from the GR department’s involvement with FIA World Rally and the World Endurance Championship. It’s an involvement that saw the Toyota Gazoo Racing GR010 Hybrid winning all of its races in the Hybrid class for 2021.

By Alistair Charlton

CAR contributor and fan of EVs, V12s, and everything in-between

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