Toyota teases retro-inspired custom Supra 3000GT for SEMA
|driving.ca 22 Oct 2019 at 22:23|
Toyota’s concept car reveal scheduled for SEMA 2019 is a coupe that pays tribute to the A80 Supra 3000GT concept of the 1990s.
Starting with a 2020 GT Supra, TRD (Toyota Racing Development) takes the already-wild-looking vehicle and adds a few more touches to make it the Supra most of us think about when the name is uttered.
The hood has those four familiar cutouts, while the big wing makes a return to the rear. Wide fender flares round out the body, as well as the changes.
Toyota released an almost-six-minute video detailing what made the original 3000GT of 1994 stand out, and we can see the automaker wants the 2020 Supra to stand out in the same way — as a real racing machine. Stylized flashes of the vehicle in production show a lot of the details, including mapping out the awesome hood grilles and the rear spoiler.
As for the engine, we can assume TRD won’t leave that alone. The straight-six makes 335 horsepower from three turbocharged litres, and we know there’s room for more, as the same engine makes 382 horsepower between the fenders of its German cousin.
We’ll have to wait until the vehicle is unveiled for true figures, though.
In Japan, upgrade parts like the ones that will be fit to the 3000GT are already available. We hope that with the unveiling of the concept at the aftermarket showcase show, wide-body kits and wings will be available for North Americans to buy straight from the factory.