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The Toyota GR Supra modifying begins!

'Performance Line Concept TRD' shown at Osaka as Toyota's effort; over to you, tuning companies...

By Matt Bird / Monday, February 11, 2019

Previewed by Toyota last week, the wraps have now come off its first effort at tinkering with the GR Supra. Never going to take long, was it? Snappily titled the 'Performance Line Concept TRD', the car is described by Toyota as "a high-performance car telling a new start." Or rather, that's what Google Translate has it down as.

With no changes to the powertrain, TRD's focus has been on the body and chassis. Carbon is used for the new spats, spoilers and skirts - all said to improve stability and downforce, and easily identifiable here against the grey paint. See also the new forged aluminium 19-inch wheels; given Toyota claims their fitment improves both steering response and stability, we'd wager that they've reduced the unsprung mass to some extent.

'Carbon door garnish' aside, we'd say it's a pretty successful overhaul, injecting some more attitude into the Supra shape without going entirely over the top - no doubt that will follow in time, either from Toyota or another source.

In fact, the bottom of Toyota's fascinating page on the Performance Line Concept TRD says 'To Be Continued', implying this is just the start as far as Supra modifying goes. Excellent news. What would you like to see next?

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