It might sound foolish, however Toyota has a Supra that begins competing within the 2022 NHRA Funny Car Class. The machine has its inaugural race in Pomona, California, in February 2022.
The Supra Funny Car vaguely seems to be just like the road-going car, at the very least as a lot as it will probably inside the guidelines of the category. The ultra-long nostril and slab sides are simply a part of how these vehicles look.
“Our team at TRD (Toyota Racing Development) along with the design team at Calty worked hard to incorporate as many features from the production GR Supra into the Funny Car that J.R. Todd and Alexis DeJoria will drive in 2022,” mentioned Paul Doleshal, group supervisor of motorsports for Toyota Motor North America.
Other than the brand new exterior look, there are just a few extra tweaks for Toyota’s newest Funny Car. The company says the motive force has extra outward visibility, and there is extra security foam within the cockpit.
The NHRA Funny Car class requires the automobiles to make use of a supercharged and fuel-injected 500-cubic-inch (8.19-liter) V8. They haven’t got a conventional transmission however as an alternative have a multistage clutch meeting.
If a Supra Funny Car is humorous to you, it is changing an excellent weirder branding for the machine competing within the collection. Since 2012, Toyota has competed within the Funny Car class with a automobile that was presupposed to appear to be a Camry. Before that, it had automobiles following the looks of the Celica and Solara.
As of 2021, Toyota has been competing within the NHRA for 20 years. In that point, the staff scored 137 Top Fuel and 43 Funny Car race wins. It additionally gained six Top Fuel and three Funny Car championships
Toyota is utilizing the Supra for all kinds of motorsports competitions. The variants embody fashions for the NASCAR Xfinity Series, GT4-class circuit racing, and the GT500 class in Japan’s Super GT.