Toyota has unveiled another take on the new Mkv Supra at SEMA and it’s called the Heritage Edition.
The brainchild of Ed Laukes, Toyota North America’s group vice president – Toyota Division Marketing, he said: “I wanted to take the new one, reflect back on the last generation and bring some of those styling cues forward because people really appreciate them.”
Built by Motorsports Technical Center (MTC), the team started with the lights, bringing back the iconic three circular headlights and taillights. Next up, the wing, which is taken straight from the Mk4 and required minimal modification to fit.
The rear is where it all starts to happen. A new rear diffuser section generates genuine changes in aerodynamics, with ducts directing the flow of air out of the rear. The exhaust has been moved inward for a dual central exit. This is now a custom exhaust to incorporate freer flowing air with a Titan Motorsports downpipe. Up front, MTC worked with Precision Turbo to modify the stock unit to produce 18% more airflow, alongside a custom K&N intake and that exhaust, power is now up to just over 500bhp.
To put the power down, the team chose HRE wheels alongside Toyo Proxes R888R tyres, which incidentally are 295/30R19 up front and a whopping 305/30R19 at the rear. This is where things get interesting. Instead of widening the car, the team set about incorporating inboard rocker arms with the help of Scarbo Performance. Tein adjustable coilovers drop the ride height for a flush finish and larger Brembo brakes help it stop.
Not finished with that, PPG worked on a custom “Re-entry Red” paint, which is a unique shade and incorporates a strong gold flake.
Sadly, the Heritage Edition is only a concept and will not be making its way into production. But with the number of companies on board with modifying the Supra, the world is quite literally your oyster.
You can watch the build below!