The New Supra Looks Its Best When It Tries To Be Like the MKIV
The old Supra wants its wing back.
Toyota’s GR Supra 3.0 is a proper little beast thanks to its relatively light curb weight, potent turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six, and enthusiastic rear-wheel-drive chassis. It looks quite good standard form, though with just a little bit of added exterior panache, it could be a stunner. Enter the A90 GR Supra Heritage Edition, which first debuted back in 2019 and is still making the rounds at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. It justifies its name with a rear spoiler that mimics that of the iconic A80 Supra’s, as well as the A80’s taillights, and more.
This is exactly how I’d spec an A90 if given the chance. I absolutely love how its rear end has a few solid throwback design elements, starting with its taillights and spoiler. These pieces make for a great homage to the previous A80 Supra, and I think they work incredibly well in conjunction with the rear black diffuser for some racecar brownie points.
The added ground effects of mild side skirts and a large front lip spoiler boost this aspect even further. Its OEM wheels were dropped in favor of 19×11 HRE P107SC five-spoke wheels wrapped in sticky 305/30/19 Toyo Proxes R888R tires at the rear, with slightly-narrower 19×10.5 wheels up front. These wear 295/30R19 R888Rs as well, which look fantastic beneath the Supra’s arches and are perfect for having lateral and longitudinal G-force fun.
The Heritage Edition has added go-fast bits, too. Precision Turbo & Engine bumped its power to more than 500 horsepower simply by modifying the factory turbo and doing some minor tuning to its 3.0-liter B58 inline-six engine. Then, a better-flowing intake and center-exit exhaust were thrown on to increase efficiency.
To make the most of all this power and grip, Toyota added TEIN adjustable coilovers and gigantic Brembo six-piston monoblock calipers with two-piece rotors that measure in at 380 mm up front, and the same out back, albeit with four-piston calipers.
I can confidently say that all of this would make the A90 an absolute monster on a twisty mountain road or racetrack. It’s already a beast in OEM form when its B58 produces 382 horsepower, so we imagine 118 more with plenty of grip to match would be a riot.
Assuming these modifications would solve some of the A90’s minor downsides, such as its vague and slightly-lazy steering and lack of confidence in high-speed cornering (solely due to not having enough tire from the factory, in my opinion), I’d take this over a lot of other high-horsepower machinery. It maintains its tiny size (which is surprisingly tall-guy friendly), looks more like its GT4 racecar counterpart, honors its predecessor, and presumably mobs like none other.
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