Toyota’s TRD in-house performance division is on a roll lately pumping out one product after the other. At this week’s Chicago Auto Show alone, they presented four vehicles, but the big news for enthusiasts comes from across the Pacific, as they debuted their first stab on the new GR Supra at Japan’s 2019 Osaka Auto Messe.
For now, TRD’s GR Supra Performance Line is being paraded as a concept, but it’s pretty clear that it’s more of a question of when rather than if these parts will be released for public consumption.
What does the Performance Line introduce?
In this first round of upgrades, TRD focused its attention purely on styling and improving aerodynamics with an assortment of exterior spoilers and trimmings, all made out of lightweight carbon fiber. These include front spoiler with canards, side skirts, door garnish, rear spats, and a trunk spoiler extension.
To match the new exterior revisions, TRD also designed a new set of lightweight, 19-inch forged aluminum wheels finished in black and shod in low profile Michelin performance rubber.
TRD left everything else untouched, including the Supra’s powertrains, which in its home country, include a pair of BMW-sourced 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder units rated at 194 and 258hp, alongside the also BMW-sourced 335hp 3.0-liter inline-six turbo.
While nothing else was communicated by Toyota at this time, we can expect to see a slew of TRD offerings for the Supra, including under-the-hood upgrades, once the first examples begin arriving in customer hands this summer. As if we really need to tell you now that it’s going to be a Supra-tune fest at this fall’s SEMA show…