Popular racing and gaming title Gran turismo 7 will host the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup 2023 Online Qualifying for Round 5 on July 16th.
If there was ever a time to pick up the gamepad or jump in the sim rig, now is a good one as the Gran turismo 7 will host the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup 2023 Online Qualifying for Round 5 on July 16th.
The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup 2023 Online Qualifying Round 5 will be held on 16 July. This round will feature the following car and track combination.
GR Supra Race Car ’19 86 Gr.4 (Gr.4 Select)
All the players who enter this round will receive a free GR010 Hybrid, complete with the 2023 livery for use in-game!
We look forward to seeing you on track.
Race Schedule (Times will vary depending on your Region and League)
The Supra returns after 17 years away. This racing version competed at the Nürburgring in 2019.
The GR Supra is Toyota’s flagship sportscar which made a comeback in 2019 after being out of production for 17 years. Inheriting the traditional rear wheel drive and inline 6 cylinder engine, Toyota selected BMW as a development partner and evolved the car into a 21st century pure sportscar with 2 seats, an advanced chassis and twin scroll turbo.
The GR Supra showed itself for the first time at the Nürburgring 24 hour race in 2018, a year before its release. Under the slogan ‘To make even better cars’, it also entered the SP8T class in 2019 after its release.
With Masahiro Sasaki, Uwe Kleen, Herwig Daenens, and Morizo at the wheel, they started the final race from 99th place, and raised their position steadily, avoiding the numerous accidents that happened at the beginning of the race. 8 hours into the race, they were involved in a contact incident with a car from a higher class, but the car drove on to finish the race in a respectable 41st place overall, and 3rd in its class.
This is a car that has created the impression of the GR Supra, as a true competition sports car.
TOYOTA 86 Gr.4
A Gran Turismo original version of the Toyota 86 FR sports car modified for Gr.4.
The FT-86 Concept was announced in 2009 as an exciting compact, front-engine, rear-wheel drive sportscar developed in co-operation by Toyota and Subaru, and it heightened the expectations of car enthusiasts everywhere. In 2011, the commercial model of its Toyota version finally debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The FT (Future Toyota) designation has been removed, making its official name the Toyota 86. This new generation ‘Hachi-Roku’ (8-6 in Japanese), named after a popular predecessor in the 1980s, has a silhouette close to the FT-86 II Concept shown at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. It is designed under the ‘Aero Handling’ concept, in which the car is held to the ground from all directions through superior aerodynamics.
The naturally aspirated 1,998 cc 4-cylinder DOHC boxer engine mounted front-midship in the car produces 197.2 BHP @ 7,000 rpm and 20.9 kgfm @ 6,600 rpm torque, which is then transferred to the rear wheels through a short-stroke 6-speed MT or paddle-shifter 6-speed AT.
The front-to-rear weight balance is 53:47, and is designed this way for controllability of the rear end and excellent steering feedback. The centre of gravity of the car is equivalent to that of supercars, at only 460 mm off the ground. The standard grade MT model weighs in at 1,230 kg, and there are also grade models that come standard with a limited-slip differential.
Each and every part of the new generation Hachi-Roku is designed specifically for this car to allow quick handling and control, and the result is a sportscar that is like an extension of your own hands and feet. This is a car in which you can enjoy exceptional handling that will make you feel as if you were a part of the car.
There are also plans for a lineup of Modellista and TRD custom parts, and a customisable grade model for competition use. This is a new generation, lightweight sportscar that truly caters to the car enthusiast.
*This model was specially tuned to meet Gr.4 regulations by Gran Turismo.