This Toyota Supra Has Something Special Under The Hood

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It's a six-cylinder engine, but which one exactly?

As quick as the range-topping Toyota GR Supra is, it's a coupe that always felt like it could handle more power. That hope was buoyed by the recent rumor that a Supra GRMN was on the way with a 500-plus-horsepower turbocharged six-cylinder engine under the hood. The rumored S58 unit is the same engine that does duty in the recently unveiled, all-new BMW M3.

A new YouTube video from statesidesupercars has been getting a lot of attention as it shows a Supra being tested at the Nurburgring, but there is some debate as to whether it is sporting a retuned version of the existing B58 or the new S58.

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Whichever engine is being tested here, it sure sounds good, although it admittedly doesn't sound all that different from the familiar B58 six-pot. In the 2021 Supra, this power plant produces 382 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque, allowing Toyota's hot coupe to reach 60 mph in under four seconds.

That's quick, but an S58-equipped Supra would be an altogether different beast as this engine generates up to 503 hp and 479 lb-ft. With those outputs, the Supra should be capable of completing the benchmark sprint in a time much closer to three seconds.

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statesidesupercars/YouTube
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The question is: would BMW be willing to donate a bona fide M engine to the Supra? If so, it's a decision that would likely displease BMW fans, as some of the exclusivity afforded to the M3 and M4 would be lost, especially considering that a Supra with the same engine would likely come in at a lower price.

Already, the Supra has proved to be nearly as quick as the more powerful BMW M2, so an S58-engined version could theoretically outrun an M4. At this point, Toyota hasn't confirmed anything, but everything points towards a more powerful Supra being on the way, and that can only be a good thing.

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