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Old 6 Mar 2018, 23:27 (Ref:3806398)   #1
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Toyota going to Le Mans with a GTE car?

Toyota just showed what looks to me like a GTE Supra Race concept car in Geneva auto show. Why would they design one if they are not racing it?
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Old 7 Mar 2018, 06:26 (Ref:3806506)   #2
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Painful answer - it's cheaper to make one concept car and then promote it via racing simulators than to actually pour money into a racing programme. And you can possibly get more eyeballs on your brand this way...
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Old 13 Mar 2018, 23:40 (Ref:3807834)   #3
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Potential replacement for the LMP1 entry?
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Old 14 Mar 2018, 03:07 (Ref:3807853)   #4
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Potential replacement for the LMP1 entry?
This car is a concept, not even the road Supra is out yet. I doubt they even go to GTE with it let alone replace lmp1 (which has their touted hybrid).
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Old 14 Mar 2018, 06:57 (Ref:3807868)   #5
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It really is very cheap advertising when you think about it, do you use actual money to push images of your car on to the press and motor racing forums, or get a bloke who can mock up pictures of a possible future car and then carefully release them to the right media. Or have i seen this all before.
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Old 14 Mar 2018, 07:15 (Ref:3807871)   #6
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From what I read in the motoring press the concept is for a computer racing game, not actual racing...... Also a teaser for the road car release!
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Old 14 Mar 2018, 12:34 (Ref:3807946)   #7
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I would rather see this Toyota GT run than the LMP1 car.
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I think this car is more a demonstrator than a project for a entry in GTE.
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I think this car is more a demonstrator than a project for a entry in GTE.
Again. Itís a concept / show car to give us a preview of what the new Supra road car will look like. It will also feature in the next Gran Turismo video game......

According to every magazine report Iíve read, Toyota have no current plans to race Ďthisí car, despite the fact that it was built by Gazoo.

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Again. It’s a concept / show car to give us a preview of what the new Supra road car will look like. It will also feature in the next Gran Turismo video game......

According to every magazine report I’ve read, Toyota have no current plans to race ‘this’ car, despite the fact that it was built by Gazoo.

Actually, the current Gran Turismo video game GTSport will have it in an update in April. If this does race in the future (when they actually release the road car) it won't be at the expense of the lmp1 program imo. Toyota has enough money to do both and I think they're all in on the next set of lmp1 rules.
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Actually, the current Gran Turismo video game GTSport will have it in an update in April.
Not actually knowing what exactly 'Gran Turismo' is, please forgive my slightly less than accurate statement!

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Not actually knowing what exactly 'Gran Turismo' is, please forgive my slightly less than accurate statement!

Get with the times, man! It's a pretty fun racing video game, honestly. Lots of GT3 cars in it and the factory lmp1's from 2016.
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Autosport magazine (Sam Collins) reports that Toyota is using former Dome's wind tunnel for Supra GTE development.
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