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Toyota Gazoo e-Racing coming to India with GR Supra GT Cup 2020

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

To connect with motorsports enthusiasts in India Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKM) announced the introduction of Toyota Gazoo e-Racing (TGR) in India to provide motorheads with several engaging avenues. TGR is the Japanese brand’s racing company that is associated with a wide range of motorsport activities around the globe which strives to make car’s even better than before. According to the brand, e-Motorsports is a budding sport and one of the key pillars of Toyota Gazoo Racing.

Toyota Gazoo e-Racing (TGR) will commence its journey in India with the launch of the first-ever ‘GR Supra Gran Tourismo (GT) Cup 2020’ e-motorsport contest. The unique platform will bring togather motorsport enthusiasts and avid gamers bringing them togather and offering them with a new simulated driving thrill. 

Racers must own a GR Supra sports car within the digital realm on Gran Tourismo Sport driving simulator on the Playstation 4 platform. The racers must also have an online account to conquer the dream of becoming a champion driver. The brand has announced that the top three national finalists will be rewarded with prize equivalent to 100,000, 75,000 and 50,000 respectively and top ten finalists will be remunerated through GR merchandise.

In addition to this, TGR is also providing an opportunity for people who do not currently own a Playstation by engaging them into a GR Quiz Contest that will open up an opportunity for ten winners to get rewarded with Playstations which will further enable them to compete in the e-motor racing contest. 

In the real world, The Toyota GR Supra is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-scroll turbocharged in-line, six-cylinder engine with 24-valve DOHC valvetrain, variable valve timing and an electric wastegate that produces 335 hp of power and 495 Nm of torque mated to a ZF 8HP 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The power to the wheels is transferred using an electronically controlled rear differential. 

The GR Supra is already for sale in South-East Asian markets and in the recent past, it was being rumoured that Toyota is evaluating the GR Supra for the Indian market. If Toyota brings the GR Supra to the Indian market it is likely to be priced around the INR 90 lakh mark.