Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Supra Racing Concept has made a flying visit to Australia.
The vehicle was flown in from the U.K. to first be showcased at Toyota’s National Dealer Conference in the Hunter Valley before being moved to Toyota Australia’s Melbourne headquarters.
It’s the first time that the vehicle has been shown in Australia and the first Toyota sports car concept to be displayed locally since 2011.
The GR Supra Racing Concept strongly hints at the final production version of the vehicle that will be available globally from 2019.
Toyota Australia’s Brodie Bott said with huge public interest in the latest generation A90 Supra, it was the perfect opportunity to share it with employees and Toyota fans.
“The interest in Supra has been steadily growing since we unveiled this concept at Geneva. We are very excited to be able to show off this unique racing concept of the Supra here with its fans,” Mr Bott said.
Ironically, there are no confirmed plans for the car’s reintroduction to Australia, but Toyota Australia is working hard to secure the A90 Supra.
The Victorian Supra Car Club was present for the exclusive event and had three generations of past Supras on display.
Members were very excited to see this racing concept car.
“It’s smaller than what I expected, but it’s really impressive. I really hope we can get Supra back to Australia,” Club President Ryley Fry said.
“If Toyota Australia confirms it, I’ll be the first one in line to leave a deposit.”
The new Supra is now on its way back to Europe after its brief stay in Australia to continue to build excitement around the world for this latest generation vehicle before it becomes available globally in 2019.