Toyota Supra Goes Stealth

Manhart Supra Gr 450 Toyota Supra2

The new Toyota Supra has been beefed up by German tuner, Manhart, to produce impressive outputs while also offering stealth appeal. 

In standard form, the Toyota Supra is an impressive performance machine, so much so that it scooped the win in the Performance Car category in the #CarsAwards powered by WesBank earlier this year. 

Born out of a collaboration between Toyota and BMW, the Supra draws power from a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder twin-turbo petrol engine that develops 250 kW and 500 Nm and lays it down using an 8-speed automatic transmission. 

What makes the Supra so attractive, however, is that it’s a highly tunable car and it serves as a brilliant canvas for aftermarket tuners to beef it up and create something far more powerful. 

German tuning specialists, Manhart, are perhaps best known for their BMW tuning work and while they offer a tuning program for the new BMW Z4 roadster, they have turned their attention to its Japanese counterpart, the Toyota Supra, to create what the tuning firm calls the Mannhart GR 450.  

With an ECU remap (MHtronik Powerbox) and a stainless steel rear silencer with valve control, Manhart has increased outputs to 336 kW and ramped up torque output to 650 Nm. The exhaust tips can be had in either black carbon fibre. 

Fitted with H&R lowering springs and a KW Variant 3-coilover suspension, the GR 450 has a dynamic stance with a lower centre of gravity. 

The visual appeal is enhanced with decorative red accent stripes and rides on 20-inch diamond-polished, double-spoke Concave One alloy wheels. Wheels in glossy black and matte black are also available. 

Do you like the look of this tuned Manhart GR 450? 

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