Would you be happy if the new Toyota GR Supra looked like this?
The Toyota Supra is one of the most legendary Japanese sports cars of all time, so some enthusiasts aren't happy that the new model has German DNA in its blood. The required investment to build an all-new sports car isn't easy to justify anymore, which is why Toyota joined forces with BMW to co-develop the new GR Supra and BMW Z4.
Both cars share the same platform, engine, gearbox, and other components. In place of the old Supra's beloved 2JZ engine is either a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 255 hp and 295 lb-ft or a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder generating 382 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque.
While the new GR Supra is by no means a bad-looking sports car, it remains to be seen if it will be as revered as its predecessor in 20 years. But what if the A90 Supra was designed without BMW's involvement? According to artist Georgi Bozhkov, it would look something like this. This is arguably what the new GR Supra should have looked like.
Using the Lexus C 500 as a foundation, the artist has reimagined the Supra with a simplified design, retaining the LC's long hood and short rear-end design. Compared to the current Supra, this LC-based render looks longer and narrower. At the front, the hypothetical sports car sports a reshaped grille and air intakes but the A90 Supra's modern LED headlights and daytime running lights have carried over.
At the back, the redesigned Supra gains a more prominent rear wing replacing the current car's subtle ducktail spoiler, while the redesigned taillights are a clear homage to the iconic Supra MKIV. Being based on the LC 500, this imaginary Supra would be powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine rated at 471 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque.
It took the artist a year to complete the design, and the result is a perfect blend of the LC 500, A80, and A90 Supra that retains the sports car's JDM spirit. Now if only it could be turned into a reality.