Even though it’s yet to be unveiled, the upcoming Toyota Supra will already see its debut followed by that of a GR-spec super-hardcore trim, Toyota engineer Tetsuya Tada told Motoring Research. Perhaps even more outrageously, he noted the company is also working on a sort of AI-rival app for customers who take their Supra out on the track.
“Spearheaded by the Supra, we’ve been working with app developers to use driving data and artificial intelligence in simulations,” he told the magazine. “You could be driving your Supra on-track, but racing against a virtual Fernando Alonso in real-time.”
There’s no timeline on the release of either of those cars, but we do know the production-spec Supra will debut for 2019, and that it would make sense for the GR Super Sport to launch not long after the FIA rules changes take effect in 2020.