If you think the 2020 Toyota Supra needs about twice as much horsepower as it has, then this might be the car to tickle your fancy.
The new Supra is a big hit with people that think sports cars ought to look... sporty. They should be sleek and aerodynamic, they should be rear-wheel-drive and have big diffusers and spoilers, and they should have insane widebody kits that make them look like they could hog a lane all to themselves.
Sadly, the 2020 Supra seems to have muted all these classic sports car elements into something that's just a little too bland. Thankfully, that's what SEMA builds are for.
Toyota held a little competition to see who could make the best Supra build. This entry from NASCAR analyst Rutledge Wood and crew didn't win, but they really should have.
“I was excited for the return of the Supra for 2020, but I was thrilled at the chance to build one for the SEMA Show to go up against the GR Supra that Ed Laukes’ team put together,” said Wood, a broadcast personality and self-proclaimed Supra fanatic. “I was also pumped up to work with Rick Leos once again, especially since our Camry XSE from SEMA 2017 beat all the NASCAR guys.”
The first order of business was to give the 2020 Supra a makeover. To that end, a 20-piece carbon fiber widebody kit was custom fabricated. It bolts on like an OEM body kit would, making assembly a breeze. This not only lightened the car but also gave it an aggressive, angry stance.
Next up came the suspension. The car is lowered thanks to a set of KW Automotive V3 adjustable coilovers that help balance the custom Lightspeed Racing 3-piece wheels with carbon-fiber lips. Each wheel is wrapped in Continental ExtremeContact Sport tires for maximum grip.
And finally, the engine. Boost Logic provided the custom manifold, downpipes, and titanium exhaust, while a new Garrett GTX3582R turbocharger sits between the shock tower and the engine. This boosts power to a whopping 750 hp.
You can see the GR Supra HyperBoost Edition at SEMA until November 8th.