The car will be racing in the SP8T class, which is a relatively open class permitting body modifications such as what we see on this GT4-style Supra. SP8T is specifically for cars up to 4.0 liters of displacement with forced induction. This will be the third VLN race in which the Supra has competed. Of the two previous races, the Supra has finished only one.
We’re all naturally curious to see how the new Supra fares in its first 24-hour endurance race at the Nürburgring, but there are other reasons we’re following the race car. In Toyota’s press release, it said that «the cars competing at the race will incorporate and refine parts and advanced technologies intended for future road cars.» That makes us think we may see a special track-oriented iteration in the future with parts developed for the race car, or at least maybe some interesting aftermarket parts. If you want to follow the car during the race, it runs June 20-23.