The Toyota Supra nameplate made its return for the 2020 model year, with Toyota teaming up with BMW to offer a front-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car with a boosted inline six-cylinder in the nose. In the years since, Toyota has unveiled several new variants, including a four-cylinder model and a few special edition models as well. Now, it looks like a new high-performance Toyota Supra GRMN is in the works, as evidenced by spy photos of an interesting prototype recently spotted at the Nurgurgring. This potential Toyota Supra GRMN will serve as a rival to the Chevy Camaro and Chevy Corvette.
For those readers scratching their heads over the GRMN nomenclature, the acronym stands for Gazoo Racing (Toyota’s racing division) tuned by Meister of the Nurburgring (nickname for the legendary Toyota chief test driver, Hiromu Naruse). Obviously, the GRMN acronym makes certain promises when it comes to performance, especially when placed alongside the Toyota Supra nameplate, and to that end, this prototype seems to follow through.
For starters, this Toyota Supra prototype is wearing camo typically reserved for Toyota’s GR models, under which is seen a variety of aero enhancements. These include a new front lip and canard winglets up front, plus a large rear wing on the hatch. The rear wing incorporates unique tips and lightweight brackets, but bears some resemblance to previous Supra special edition models.
Further details include a lower stance, suggesting possible suspension enhancements, as well as larger brakes with drilled discs and bigger calipers, all as one would expect from a high-performance model variant. The bigger question, however, is what’s under the hood. One possibility is the twin-turbocharged 3.0L I6 that powers the BMW M4 CSL, which is rated at 543 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque, but the more likely candidate would by the standard M4’s twin-turbo ‘six, rated at 473 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. For reference, the standard Toyota Supra cradles a turbocharged 3.0L I6 producing 382 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque.