Tokyo Auto Salon returned after a one-year, Covid-induced hiatus that saw the cancellation of 2021’s expected event. And along with the various tuning firms, parts distributors, and always interesting mom and pop shop-created display vehicles, some of the OEMs take part and show off some of their more enthusiast-focused projects.
One of those automakers is Toyota, which regularly attends TAS and always brings something worth a closer look. For 2022, the Toyota Gazoo Racing group went all-in for the annual auto salon with a line of can’t miss display cars, throwback parts, and some high-level motorsport competitors.
The world premiere of the group’s GR GT3 Concept is much more than an exercise in design language and a pop of performance. The idea was to take all the technology, knowledge, and experience that Toyota Gazoo Racing has earned in various forms of motorsport and put them into a single race car. Most expected a modified MkV Supra, but what they got was something entirely different.