Taming this beast at 185 mph on a German autobahn takes a lot of skill.
There's a lot of talk about the 2021 Toyota GR Supra right now. For the 2021 model year, Toyota added a new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four to the engine options list and boosted the 3.0-liter unit up to 382 horsepower. But for some people, that's still not enough power.
We've already seen aftermarket tuning companies offer new takes on the A90 Supra with more power to play with. This bonkers creation, however, is based on the fabled fourth-generation A80 Supra, a staple of the car modding scene. YouTube channel AutoTopNL got a chance to take the extensively modified Toyota Supra for a spin on a German autobahn, and it's scary to watch.
Details about the upgrades are scarce. All we know is that the modified Supra's "huge turbo" has increased the power output to a staggering 1,239 horsepower and 826 lb-ft of torque - that's more than a Bugatti Veyron.
In the video, we get to see the high-speed run from the driver's point of view. On an unrestricted section of the autobahn with no speed limits, the driver attempts to unleash the car's full potential. Unsurprisingly, fitting a huge turbo and giving the Supra hypercar levels of power has had a profound effect on the acceleration.
We don't have any 0-62 mph times, but it looks frighteningly fast and sounds savage, especially when the tachometer goes beyond 8,000 rpm. All that power being sent to the rear wheels also makes the car tricky to handle, as the driver struggles to keep the car under control at some points in the video.
With the traffic clear, the driver attempts a top speed run and nearly reaches 300 km/h (186 mph). That's a massive improvement over the stock Supra, which maxes out at 159 mph. Taming a car with 1,239 hp being sent to the rear wheels at this speed on a public autobahn takes some serious skill so the driver is certainly a lot braver than any of us.