Toyota’s Racing Division has gotten their hands on the 2019 Supra and have given it a bunch of carbon fiber parts to be even sportier than stock.
They call it the GR Supra Performance Line Concept TRD, which is a bit of a mouthful, but worth the effort for describing all the new bits and pieces it gets. So far, TRD’s Supra Concept is just a concept vehicle, but we can easily see all of these parts becoming more widely available if the new Supra takes off.
What we get is a bunch of new aftermarket parts to slap on the Supra to make it more… carbon fiber-y. Those parts include a carbon front spoiler, side skirts, door garnish, rear diffuser, and a new rear lip spoiler. Also, some black 19-inch aluminum wheels that will lighter than the standard alloy wheels the Supra comes with.
There aren’t any significant weight savings or performance increases (or at least, none that Toyota deigned important enough to disclose on their website), but there are some improvements to the Supra’s aerodynamics, including more downforce and increased stability at high speeds.
The rest of the car is completely stock, so that means a BMW-sourced 3.0-L turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine with 335 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty is done in 4.1 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. Power is routed through another BMW-sourced 8-speed transmission and sent to wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
Adaptive suspension, Brembo brakes, and a 50:50 weight distribution ensure the Supra handles like a dream. A dream mostly made by BMW and then given a Toyota badge. So it’s mostly Toyota’s dream and BMW’s actual car.
There are no prices or expected dates of availability on the TRD website for these carbon Supra parts. We can’t say whether or not they’re worth the investment, but if you’re really into the Supra and want the best Supra that money can buy, then you can get these carbon fiber parts.
Or you could go get a Z4 when it comes out later this year. They’re essentially the same car.