These simple upgrades improve the handling and exhaust note.
While the new Toyota GR Supra may have less Japanese DNA than its predecessor by virtue of sharing components with the BMW Z4, it's already becoming a new favorite for aftermarket firms. We've seen tuners extract more power from the car's turbocharged straight-six engine and transform the Japanese sports car into 1,030-hp drift monster. These new performance parts, on the other hand, are official upgrades from Toyota.
In Japan, Toyota Customizing & Development is selling a new Damper & Brace Set that enhances the ride comfort and sharpens the steering to make the car more maneuverable by combining a performance damper in the engine bay and rear designed exclusively for the GR Supra and an aluminum engine brace.
In Japan, this add-on will cost 250,000 yen excluding tax ($2,410). In addition, Toyota is selling a GR sports muffler that gives the exhaust note a more powerful sound and adds larger black-chrome exhaust tips. This upgrade will cost 340,000 yen excluding tax - that's around $3,279.
US availability has not been confirmed, but we're hoping Toyota's TRD vision will start selling similar upgrades for the American market. While these new add-ons enhance the handling and make the sports car sound angrier, Japan's Toyota Customizing & Development isn't offering any powertrain upgrades.
In stock form, the 2021 Toyota GR Supra is powered by either a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine generating 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque or a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six developing 382 hp and 368 lb-ft. Power is sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Toyota is also working on a one-off Targa-top version of the GR Supra harking back to the last-generation A80 model but hasn't confirmed if the concept will be entering production. We're keeping our fingers crossed there will be enough demand to persuade Toyota to build some customer examples.