Toyota GR GT3 Concept now in “development”

J.A.
By J.A. Ackley
Jun 18, 2022 | Toyota, Gazoo Racing, GT3 Concept

Photography Courtesy Toyota

Toyota continues to tease its GR GT3 concept. At a Lexus press conference revealing its 2023 cars on May 31, Koji Sato, President of both Lexus and Toyota Gazoo Racing, also talked about the latter. In his presentation, he made a brief mention of the GT3 concept:

I’m excited to announce that the GT3 Concept car we showed at the Tokyo Auto Salon has advanced to the development stage.”

It appears that Toyota seems serious about bringing the GT3 concept to reality. Execs remain tight-lipped about providing any further details.

What would you like to see under its sleek body?

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Comments
David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/17/22 5:28 p.m.

That looks like the Batmobile. Not the one from the '40s, though. The other one. No, not that one, either. 

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/17/22 5:43 p.m.

Time for a 2000GT successor?

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/17/22 7:01 p.m.

Oh lawd!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/17/22 8:50 p.m.
Appleseed said:

Oh lawd!

I know, right? 

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
6/17/22 10:27 p.m.

What would I like to see under it's sleek body???

ME!!!

Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter)
Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
6/17/22 11:11 p.m.

Id like to see 550 hp twin turbo inline 6 and a true manual gearbox. NO HYBRID STUFF!

NO AWD!

 

j_tso
j_tso HalfDork
6/18/22 12:03 a.m.

In reply to Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter) :

I don't think Toyota has an inline 6, it'll probably be a turbo V6 or V8.

I hope OEM specials don't kill the class. They have to make 10 from the date of homologation and 20 by the 2nd year, so Toyota probably can't spend Ford GT money on this.

SupraFiend
SupraFiend New Reader
6/18/22 2:51 a.m.

I'd like to see under that skin... a street car.

Also, a Toyota.

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) GRM+ Memberand Dork
6/18/22 7:04 a.m.

Develop an in house 3JZ.

No E36 M3!

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/18/22 5:01 p.m.

Umm Toyota and Mazda are developing an online 6, I expect this to feature it in it's spiciest form. And I'd actually rather have hybrid assist over forced induction at this point, if I'm having to decide between the two. 

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