SEMA 2019 Reveals: Five New Toyota Supras that Will Blow Your Mind
SEMA 2019 saw a sea of Supras scattered across every hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center, but the booth that had the most was Toyota, of course. Amongst the Official Pace Car, the NASCAR racecar #20 and last year’s Supra Racing Concept were five of our favorite new concepts.
The GR Supra Hyperboost Edition is the most intense build in the lineup. It’s the brainchild of Toyota and Rutledge Wood, NASCAR analyst and former host of the American version of Top Gear, who loves the Supra so much he wanted to create an insane version of his own to reveal at this year’s SEMA Show.
It’s 20-piece carbon fiber wide body kit is the most eye-catching aspect, but the real goodies are hidden under the hood. Its BMW-derived turbocharged inline-six is boosted to 750hp, made possible by a Boost Logic BL Supra 750 Package turbocharger. That’s more than double the power compared to the stock Supra. A new downpipe and titanium exhaust system, also from Boost Logic, KW V3 adjustable coil-over suspension and big Brembo brakes complete the high-performance package.
Perhaps the most subtle of the Supra concepts is the one that hits Supra enthusiasts right in the feels: the GR Supra Heritage Edition. It is Toyota’s way of paying homage to the Mk 4 Supra, which is where the tall, curved rear wing came from. The round LED elements in the head—and taillights are also a nod to the Mk 4.
Other aesthetic changes include an accentuated front splitter, vented front fenders, new side skirts, and a diffuser with a center-exit exhaust. The inline-six is boosted to 500-hp with help from a freer-flowing turbo, custom intake and new engine management software. A Scarbo Performance inboard rocker arm system, HRE wheels, TEIN coil-overs and Brembo brakes round out the performance upgrades.
The Supra 3000GT Concept immediately caught our eyes with its aggressive appearance. Inspired by the previous limited-production TRD3000GT wide-body kit, the car’s vented hood cutouts and massive rear spoiler mirror that of the original.
The body is wrapped in brushed silver and gold vinyl to bring out the bold lines. Low stance is provided by TEIN Street adjustable coil-overs, and Brembo GT-S Monobloc brake calipers peek out from behind the spokes of 19-inch TWS Motorsport forged-aluminum wheels. The powertrain remains stock with 335hp.
2020 Toyota GR Supra Wasabi Concept
There’s no question where the name came from: the glowing green hue is rather spicy. The Toyota Genuine Accessory Team created the 2020 GR Supra Wasabi Concept as a gauge to measure consumer interest in added racing components, which, if well received, could become available in Toyota’s catalog.
The build benefits from enhanced bodywork, including a larger splitter, diffuser, side skirt elements, and a high-mounted rear spoiler. Dual tips on Toyota’s 102-mm “Super Single” center-exit exhaust give the Supra a deep, throaty exhaust note, but Toyota doesn’t say if it increases power. The chassis is suspended on Ohlins Road & Track coil-overs with monotube dampers which adjust accordingly to accommodate perils of the street as well as maintaining optimum traction on a groomed track.
Most recognized by its mean red and grey livery, the GR Supra GT4 Concept is even more lightweight than the commercially sold Toyota Supra, even with added race-specific parts such as roll cage, suspension, big brakes and an enlarged race-inspired rear wing.
The concept retains the factory turbocharged straight-six mated to an automatic transmission. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing developed the concept as a racing study model based on the GR Supra to explore the possibility of using the GR in privateer motorsports racing.
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