While the internet was busy fantasizing about how the 2020 Toyota Supra would look with previous-gen A80 Supra parts, Toyota Racing Development (TRD) was readying its own modded Supra for the Osaka Automesse show. The result? You'll need to wear a heavy thinking cap to spot the old Supra's big wing and round taillights, because they're still not here.
Created specially for this show, which is Japan's twist on SEMA, the Supra TRD Performance Line concept is a mild restyling of an already heavily styled sports car. Matte gray paint (similar, or perhaps the same as, the Phantom Matte Gray that debuted at the Detroit auto show in January) and forged 19-inch black wheels with thin spokes are most apparent, but the best news is that TRD replaced two of the Supra's many fake air vents with solid carbon-fiber trim. It calls them "door garnishes." They cover the stock "vents" on the rear portions of both doors.
Elsewhere, the Supra TRD claims an unknown gain in downforce thanks to front and rear valances with taller side flaps at each corner, plus revised side skirts with new flaps aft of the front. The rear ducktail spoiler is also revised. Everything aero that was plastic is now carbon fiber. Surely these more aggressive pieces must support the Supra TRD's power gains, but however (or if ever) Toyota bumps the twin-turbo inline-six past 335 horsepower remains a mystery. From the concept's web page on the Japanese TRD site, Toyota writes "To Be Continued" below a chalk silhouette of a Supra with a fat rear wing that is squatter and narrower than the landing strip featured on the Supra racing concept. So, expect a street-friendly Supra that will be the superest-and wingiest-of them all.
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