Toyota Racing Development has revealed a concept previewing its aftermarket parts range for the new Supra
Toyota’s in-house aftermarket parts division, Toyota Racing Development, has revealed a Concept previewing a suite of accessories soon to be available for the eagerly awaited new Supra. The concept is called the GR Supra ‘Performance Line’ concept, and although the parts are not yet confirmed for global sale, they will almost certainly be seen in the local Japanese domestic market.
The concept itself is painted in the matte grey finish only available on the A90 Launch Edition, incorporating a selection of carbonfibre parts fitted to the Supra’s exterior. Things kick off with an aggressive front splitter, which rather than clipping over the top of the existing bumper, instead replaces the black lower spoiler, with a more aggressive design and larger endplates.
The side skirts also replace the standard black units, again with larger endplates, and above sits a new carbonfibre door garnish that augments one of the standard Supra’s more controversial design elements – the separated two-piece door skin.
Around to the rear, the Supra’s standard diffuser section has been augmented with some enormous new endplates, complementing an aggressive lip spoiler. Finishing off the exterior look is a set of new 19-inch alloy wheels.
TRD hasn’t announced any interior upgrades, but we’d imagine more details will eventually filter out of Japan closer to the Supra’s first deliveries. Toyota, like many Japanese manufacturers, offer a selection of factory sourced and approved performance parts due to the Japanese market’s penchant for modification.
The fifth generation Supra may have distinctly Germanic underpinnings, but it’s encouraging to see the Japanese tuning tradition alive and kicking in the 21st century.