RE: New TRD parts for Toyota Supra already teased

RE: New TRD parts for Toyota Supra already teased

Tuesday 5th February

New TRD parts for Toyota Supra already teased

With the car now released, Toyota's hype machine kicks back into gear...



So the new Supra has finally been launched. The best part of a decade was spent carefully honing its styling. But that hasn't prevented Toyota from immediately hyping a forthcoming range of aftermarket bits that will permit significant embellishment of the car's standard appearance.

Via a new sketch, the marque's TRD subdivision has today teased the new kit, which is set to be showcased more fully by the GR Supra Performance Line Concept at next week's Osaka motor show. Obviously details are scarce, but from the profile of the car depicted it's safe to assume that lower, more aggressive bumpers, side skirts, splitters and the like are in store for Supra owners wishing to make their new cars their own. As is mandatory when it comes to these things, there's also a bloody great wing stuck on the back for good measure.

There are bound to be some performance enhancing bits too, with revised chassis settings, exhaust set-ups, brakes, dampers, strut braces and the like all expected to be made available. Whether the fresh options will help the new car live up to the tuner legend written by its predecessor remains to be seen. But there isn't long to wait to find out how they're received; that Osaka reveal is set for February 9th. Count us intrigued.

 

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Lazadude

Original Poster:

1,291 posts

99 months

Tuesday 5th February
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To be released at the same time as the Z4M...

housen

1,438 posts

130 months

Tuesday 5th February
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was gonna post negative post


but lets wait for reviews now

Addymk2

264 posts

110 months

Tuesday 5th February
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I thought 'Gazoo' was the racing arm of Toyota now?

sgtbash

425 posts

74 months

Tuesday 5th February
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Personally, im looking forward to the veilside kit.

rb_89

61 posts

8 months

Tuesday 5th February
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I like that quote from the video "Numbers are one thing, feeling is what matters."

Damn straight.


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Evolved

1,976 posts

125 months

Tuesday 5th February
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Clever. Sell the base car with questionable styling, then release the ‘look nicer’ catalogue of parts. Double take for the same car at the same time.

vz-r_dave

3,330 posts

156 months

Tuesday 5th February
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From some of the photoshops I have seen it is possible to make the Supra look much more appealing and if this is all options from the factory then I am sure many will opt in the lower stance, bigger aero (minus the wing).

Look forward to seeing it, could be a game changer for many.

luggie

14 posts

167 months

Tuesday 5th February
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sgtbash said:
Personally, im looking forward to the veilside kit.
Yes!

noble12345

277 posts

154 months

Tuesday 5th February
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luggie said:
sgtbash said:
Personally, im looking forward to the veilside kit.
Yes!
First thing i did when the car was launched was go to their site, then LW thumbup

LasseV

1,107 posts

71 months

Tuesday 5th February
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Addymk2 said:
I thought 'Gazoo' was the racing arm of Toyota now?
Yes, it is. TRD makes all the parts for racing and production cars and TOM's usually builds proper racing cars.

Mackofthejungle

804 posts

133 months

Wednesday 6th February
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rb_89 said:
I like that quote from the video "Numbers are one thing, feeling is what matters."

Damn straight.
We'd all be driving 90s hot hatches and modern Lotus's if this were the case!

generationx

2,068 posts

43 months

Wednesday 6th February
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LasseV said:
Addymk2 said:
I thought 'Gazoo' was the racing arm of Toyota now?
Yes, it is. TRD makes all the parts for racing and production cars and TOM's usually builds proper racing cars.
TOMS only does the Japanese domestic racing stuff (GT500, F3 etc) and tuning parts, Toyota Gazoo Racing is the official arm of the mother company which covers all the proper World Championship programs like WEC, GT3 and WRC, as well as some in-house tuning stuff like shown here and halo models such as the Yaris GRMN.

LasseV

1,107 posts

71 months

Wednesday 6th February
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generationx said:
TOMS only does the Japanese domestic racing stuff (GT500, F3 etc) and tuning parts, Toyota Gazoo Racing is the official arm of the mother company which covers all the proper World Championship programs like WEC, GT3 and WRC, as well as some in-house tuning stuff like shown here and halo models such as the Yaris GRMN.
Yes, but the parts are made and developed by TRD

rb_89

61 posts

8 months

Thursday 7th February
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Mackofthejungle said:
rb_89 said:
I like that quote from the video "Numbers are one thing, feeling is what matters."

Damn straight.
We'd all be driving 90s hot hatches and modern Lotus's if this were the case!
Fair point! haha biggrin