If there’s truth to the rumors doing the rounds, Toyota could very well be cooking up a mean Supra GRMN.
*pictured is the 2018 Toyota Supra Gazoo Racing Concept
Like it or not, the Toyota Supra has proven itself to be a capable performance car. So much so in fact that it’s been chosen as a finalist in the Performance Car category of the #CarsAwards powered by WesBank.
In its standard guise, the Supra’s BMW-sourced straight-6 turbocharged 3.0-litre engine develops 250 kW and 500 Nm of torque and is capable of running from zero to 100 kph in 4.3 seconds, Even so, it’s evident that the Supra’s full potential has yet to be unlocked.
Tuners are already exploiting the Supra’s potential and the impressive GT-4 specification Supra with 320 kW and 650 Nm shows what’s possible.
Nonetheless, a hot Supra GRMN is what enthusiasts are clamouring for and if rumours ring true, we may see it in 2020 packing in the region of 294 kW according to Japan’s Best Car Web.
It’s also suggested that the Supra GRMN will be lighter thanks to the adoption of carbon fibre componentry. The chassis will likely be stiffened to harness the additional power and the Supra GRMN will most certainly be more aggressively styled.
It’s known that Toyota will look to introduce new variants of the Supra on a regular basis and most recently, it’s been confirmed that a turbocharged 2.0-litre Supra is on the way with at least 190 kW and 400 Nm. This baby Supra will also be up to 100 kg lighter than the Supra GR and will feature 50:50 weight distribution which should make for a very entertaining driving experience.
Rumours or not, we can’t think of any worthy reason for Toyota not to develop a fully-fledged Supra GRMN, it's simply a matter of time. Bring it on, Toyota!