[Photos] Check Out the 9 Crazy Supra Cars Toyota Brought to SEMA
If you don’t associate Toyota with performance, then you haven’t been paying attention. But just in case you needed a reminder, the Japanese automaker brought no fewer than nine race-hot, modified GR Supra cars at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and we can only wish we had just one of them to play with in our garage. Check them out!
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GR Supra Heritage Edition
Inspired by the MKIV Supra from the late 90s (you know, the one everyone loves), this Supra was built by Marty Schwerter of Motorsports Technical Center. It attempts to blend retro-modern aesthetics with the performance for which the MKIV was known. Horsepower? Over 500.
GR Supra HyperBoost Edition
Based on the vision of NASCAR’s very own analyst, performance enthusiast, and broadcast personality Rutledge Wood, this outrageous Supra puts out more than 750 horsepower thanks to a custom turbo kit and various other enhancements installed by Rick Leos. Of course, as befitting any sports car at SEMA, it wouldn’t be complete without an over-the-top, 20-piece carbon-fiber wide-body kit.
GR Supra Performance Line Concept
Developed by Toyota’s TCD division (that’s TCD for Toyota Customizing & Development), this Supra is wrapped in aerodynamic-enhancing carbon fiber components and rides on very stylish 19-inch forged aluminum wheels.
GR Supra 3000GT Concept
This beautiful car was inspired by the iconic TRD3000GT Supra body kit of the mid-90s, which itself had been made to celebrate the Supra’s success in JGTC racing. It’s a modern take on a beloved era of racing.
GR Supra Wasabi Racing
You read that right. Wasabi. It has Öhlins suspension, Brembo B-M brakes, forged aluminum wheels and Five Axis aero parts. And of course, it’s green. Just don’t try to eat it.
GR Supra Racing Concept
GR Supra GT4
Interested in GT4 racing? This is the 430-hp, roll cage-equipped, FIA-compliant car you want. Learn more about it here.
NASCAR Xfinity Supra
In its first year of competition, this is the car that’s been winning more than any of its rivals in the hands of Christopher Bell, who currently leads the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series with only two more races to go.
GR Supra Pace Car
We assume it’s only fitting for the fastest race car to have a slower version of itself to set the pace during caution periods. This one features Project Mu brake pads, HRE Forged P101 Monoblok wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 tires, TEIN coil-over suspension, and a Whelen LED light bar. Hey, just because it’s “only” a pace car doesn’t mean it can’t look cool and go fast.
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There’s also a special “GRudge Match” taking place at the SEMA Show between the first two Supra cars on this list, as they are the result of a build-off between Toyota Division Marketing’s Ed Laukes and the aforementioned Rutledge Wood. Who do you think brought the coolest car? Let us know in the comments!
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