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Toyota Supra replaces Lexus LC 500 in Super GT – Sportscar365

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Toyota will compete with its new Supra in the superclass Super GT series from next year to replace the current Lexus LC 500.

The name Supra will return with a released road vehicle This year, a race-ready version will be launched in the Super GT GT500 class in 2020.

The development of a race-ready Supra continued after the unveiling of Toyota's Toyota Supra Racing Concept last year, but it was built to GTE specifications without the brand having any plans to compete in the class.

The new road car celebrates its world premiere at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which begins on Monday.

The name Supra has a long history In the Super GT competition, he was represented for 12 years in the then All Japan Grand Touring Car Championship and won the championship four times.

The return of the Toyota brand to the Super GT marks the end of the luxury vehicle division of Lexus. Time in the series.

Lexus has been part of the GT500 since 2006 and introduced SC430 and RC F before the launch of the LC 500 in 2017, when it won the driver title with Ryo Hirakawa and Nick Cassidy.

  Jake Kilshaw

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