“Fact: The GR Supra with Super GT500 is Too Cool” feat. the new racing wheel by RAYS–a must-see!
Published : 2020/01/10 13:09 Modified : 2020/01/10 14:03
A lesson on the most advanced aero system from the GR Supra GT500
Learning about the most aerodynamic racing form
At the 8th round of the Super GT Series held at Twin Ring Motegi, the 2020 GT500 new machine “TOYOTA GR Supra” was presented to the public. The Supra is a vehicle that complies with the “Technical Class 1” rules of the German Touring Car Championship (DTM), which the Super GT GT500 class will adopt from 2020.
The engine most likely features a 2L 4-cylinder direct-injection turbo that conforms to regulations, but the greatly lowered bonnet shape and outlet duct are outstanding.
The lower part of the side body is narrower, and they expanded the side flap to the fender width. This is definitely the epitome of the racing form with highest priority on aerodynamics. In addition, the exhaust has a side opening that dissipates from the door.
In a way, we can see the grand story of the racing car through their implementation of the front and rear blister fenders to increase the tread. The design is somewhat reminiscent of the old DTM machine.
The rear features a swan-neck GT wing, and the trunk houses a straight spoiler. Considerably, its overall volume exceeds that of a commercial model.
Moreover, the wheels developed by RAYS are gems and one-piece creations. While retaining the features of the masterpiece, “Volk Racing TE037 DURA,” the rib shape connecting spokes and its weightless rim holes are truly of a different dimension. As expected, its creation clamors at the forefront of racing wheels.
For twelve years, the A80 GT500 actively competed at the predecessor of the Super GT, JGTC (All Japan GT Championship), successfully winning four series titles. Though we don’t know how many A90s may win, we hope that a new Supra legend will begin.
PHOTO：吉見幸夫 Yukio Yoshimi