TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Unveils GR GT3 Concept and GRMN Yaris as Embodiments of Making Ever Better Motorsports Cars


CHIBA CITY, JAPAN, January 14, 2022 – (JCN Newswire) – TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) and Lexus are exhibiting the following vehicles and parts at Tokyo Auto Salon 2022(1) at Makuhari Messe (Chiba City) from today to 16 January .

GR GT3 Concept

TGR is committed to further accelerating the motorsport business of its customers to make the world of motorsport sustainable. Promoting the development of “driver first” cars and with a desire to provide attractive cars that customers competing in GT3, which is the pinnacle of customer motorsport, would choose, TGR has unveiled the GR GT3 Concept.

As was the case with the GR Yaris, in marketing motorsport cars rather than simply adapting production vehicles for motorsport use, TGR intends to use feedback and technologies refined through participation in various motorsports activities to develop both GT3 and production cars and further promote making ever better motorsports cars.

GRMN Yaris

The development of the GRMN Yaris(2) began with the desire of Morizo, president of Toyoda to “deliver to customers cars that evolve rapidly and are adaptable to individuals and in the field of motorsport”. In addition to having the vehicle refined with professional drivers as a fully tuned model of the GR Yaris, a new program is to be activated which will offer customers the kind of daily vehicle evolution and bespoke driver customization that takes place in motorsport.

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bZ4X GR Sport Concept

Based on the bZ4X dedicated battery electric vehicle, the bZ4X GR Sport Concept offers a high level of environmental performance and driving pleasure. Large diameter tires, sports seats and matte black exterior body panels are some of the highlights of this concept vehicle.

Lexus/Pathfinder Air Racing 1/3 scale model of an air race plane
NX PHEV off-road concept and ROV(3) concept

Lexus will showcase a 1/3 scale model of the Zivko Edge 540 V3 air racer that Yoshihide Muroya of Lexus/Pathfinder Air Racing will fly in this year’s World Air Race Championship. Also joining the exhibit are the NX PHEV Offroad Concept and ROV Concept, two concept vehicles that embody the brand’s aspirations to achieve a carbon-neutral society, expand customer choices and lifestyles, and deliver new values. that exceed customer expectations.

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GR Heritage Parts Project

Responding to customers’ desires to keep their beloved, memory-rich cars of yesteryear on the road, the GR Heritage Parts project aims to replicate discontinued spare parts for sale as new genuine parts. A selection of reproduced parts scheduled for release in 2022 for the A70 Supra, A80 Supra, Toyota 2000GT, Land Cruiser 40 and AE86 Corolla Levin/Sprinter Trueno series are on display at the show.

(1) A custom automotive event held at Makuhari Messe Convention Center (in Chiba City) for three days from Jan. 14 to Jan. 16, 2022 (Jan. 14: Open to media and industry insiders, Jan. 15-16 : open to the public).
(2) “GRMN Yaris” is used for marketing purposes; the name used in vehicle registration, etc., is “GR Yaris GRMN”.
(3) “ROV” is the abbreviation of “recreational off-road vehicle”. This concept vehicle aims to realize lifestyles in which people can enjoy driving in harmony with nature by entering places inaccessible to off-road vehicles and in contact with nature while enjoying the responsiveness of the ROV as well only sounds that stimulate the five senses. .

Source: Toyota Motor Corporation

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