Tamiya 1/24 Castrol Toyota Toms Supra GT

SKU: TAM24163

The Japanese GT Car Championships were inaugurated in 1993, and are becoming more popular with motorsports buffs throughout domestic Japan. In addition to the highly modified Japanese cars, the super cars of Europe, like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche, vie for the title. During the 1995 season Toyota entered a fleet of their race tuned Supra GTs into this popular event. Packed into the Supra look alike body shell was Toyotas latest racing technology. A 2,140cc, 4-cylinder turbocharged powerplant was taken from Toyotas Eagle Mk.III racing machine, which was active during the 1993 IMSA races in the U.S.A. The X-Trac developed sequential 6-speed gearbox efficiently transmitted this engines awesome power to the rear wheels. Four wheel double wishbone suspension components were taken from another Toyota prototype racer, the TS010. The body shell was extensively modified to obtain even better aerodynamics. Additional air intakes and outlets, oversized fenders and a huge rear spoiler, gave its massive silhouette and even more aggressive appearance.