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New Toyota Supra Is Begging For A Widebody Conversion

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Prior Design is gearing up to answer the call.

Some cars are best left stock, as they were when they rolled off the assembly line. The Toyota Supra, however, is not one of them. Not that there's anything wrong with it the way it is; you just know tuners are going to have a field day with the new model, just as they did with the last. And they're already working on it.

Prior Design, for example, recently released these renderings for a widebody conversion of the new Japanese sports car. And to our eyes, at least, it looks spot on.

Prior has cultivated a solid track record, after all, for performing such modifications on a wide array of vehicles, from Audis and Bimmers to Lambos and McLarens. So it's only fitting that it should turn its attention to Toyota's reborn icon.

The fenders, as you can see, have been virtually flared out to accommodate bigger wheels and give the entire vehicle more of a planted stance on the road. But it doesn't look like the German tuner has stopped there. It's also added a full ground-effects kit, a big wing at the back, and more louvres than a Parisian art museum.

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Such an extensively modified sports car would also warrant some mechanical upgrades as well. And fortunately the new Supra's 3.0-liter turbocharged straight six has already proven its potential to produce more than the 335 horsepower with which it's been released. BMW (which supplies the engine) has tuned the same to crank out a solid 382 hp in the M40i version of the Z4 roadster (with which the Supra shares its underpinnings) and the M340i. And we have a good feeling that tuners could coax even more out of it. A nice round 400 horses sounds about right, doesn't it?