Japanese tuning firm, Veilside, is no stranger to building new auto projects using their Japanese counterparts as their base model. This time around, the aftermarket company headed over to the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon to present their latest masterpiece, the 4509 GTR Supra.
Based on the fourth generation Toyota Supra that dominated the streets of the world back in the 90’s, the 4509 GTR certainly looks noting like its predecessor. The credit, for better or worse, certainly goes to Veilside for the sick as a high fever styling upgrades.
Though its not a completely original piece of work – we found a few traces on the car that makes it resemble a few of its European contemporaries – Veilside’s work on the Supra is nothing short of detail-oriented. And on top of the aesthetic improvements, Veilside also gave quite a performance package to boost up the monster under its hood. In the world of aftermarket lore, that’s about as good as you can get for a mid 90’s Toyota Supra, proving that no cars are too old for a quality modification.
Details on the Toyota Supra 4509 GTR by Veilside after the jump.
Who knew that the Supra nameplate was on the market? Toyota let its hold on the Supra name go after the car was discontinued, but the Japanese automaker recently applied to get the name back. Although Toyota hasn’t made any formal announcement, we have to think that this move means that the name might be used on the new FT-86 sports car.
The trademark was lost back in 2006, as the company never renewed the deal to hold onto the name. According to Car and Driver, Toyota filled out an application to take back the Supra name on July 16.
The automotive magazine had a chance to talk to Toyota about the situation and Communications VP Mike Michels said that company only got the name back to preserve ownership of the name. This isn’t uncommon, as automakers hold onto nameplates for years after the car was discontinued. That being said, Toyota chose to do this at a very interesting time.
Toyota boss Akio Toyoda has confirmed that he would like to bring a new generation Supra sometime in 2013 or 2014. Unfortunately, it may take a little more than his wanting to actually bring forth a new Supra. Other head honchos in the company do not like the idea and, during a press conference in Japan, Toyoda told journalists that he "wants to see the next Supra tested in the near future, even if one president says that we want to have a Supra again, the whole company is not going to be responding to that request." Looks like there is a small tug-o-war within Toyota and, this time, it’s not over whether or not to shed light on a safety issue.
The next generation Supra was previewed by the FT-HS concept at the 2007 Detroit motor show. It is rumored to be powered by a V6 hybrid powertrain. Previous rumors said it would also come with a 5.0 liter V8 engine producing 450 hp and 383 lbs-ft of torque.
The next Supra, if produced, will be offered in both coupe and convertible versions. The future model would be developed in parallel to the delayed FT-86 sports car. Toyota also plans to bring a new MR2 small sports car. With all of these cars in the mix, we can guess that Toyota is going to be pretty busy for the next few years.
Toyota must have realized that their cars were pretty boring, so the Japanese company is set to release a few hybrid sports cars. There will be two coming with names that should sound pretty familiar to car lovers. The first will be the MR2 and the second will be the fabulous Supra.
The MR2 should be here around 2013 and it will feature a hybrid 1.5-liter petrol engine. The car was originally going to get a V6 hybrid, but after the strong sales of the Honda CR-Z, Toyota has decided a four pot was the better option.
The Supra was thought to be dead, but the strong sales of hybrid cars have brought it back again. The new Supra will be powered by a V6 hybrid motor, similar to the FT-HS concept on which the car is based. Of course this is not exactly a new piece of news considering we caught wind of this vision back in 2008, but now it seems that the vision has progressed to a full blown project in the new Supra.
Hit the jump for the full story including what may be interesting competition for the MR2 and Supra.
We promise not to make any Toyota jokes with this new video because, ironically enough, this is one of those times where its increased acceleration becomes a great thing.
This Toyota Supra, which was built by Boost Logic and fully tuned by Tuning Concepts, ran at such staggering speeds at the recently-concluded TX2K10 National Supra Meet we still couldn’t believe that it blasted off in speeds that even a Nissan GT-R and a Corvette ZR1 couldn’t match.
The Supra registered a quarter-mile run in just 7.59 seconds at a recorded speed of 190 mph. For comparisons sake, GT-R posted a same-distance time of 11.6 seconds at over 120 mph while the ZR1 clocks in at 11.3 seconds at 131 mph. That’s a difference of about four seconds in time, which, in the fast paced world of sports car tuning, is an astoundingly huge margin.
For all the times that we’ve made jokes at Toyota’s expense regarding the current crisis they’re in these days, it’s refreshing to see a Toyota put its acceleration to good use.
In the land of Hollywood comes another car crash with yet another inattentive driver behind the wheel thinking that just because he’s got a high-powered sports car, it gives him free reign to exercise his need for speed.
A fourth-generation Toyota Supra lost control in Southern California after the driver of the car somehow veered away from the road and launched itself into a sidewalk where it smashed front-first onto a pole before nestling snugly on a patch of grass.
There’s not much else we know about the crash except that the damage to the Supra wasn’t as bad as it should have been, which is great news considering steel poles aren’t exactly the cushiest things to hit your car on.
Thanks to the wonderful world of Super Street, by way of our friends at Speed Hunters, we bring you yet another gem hidden amongst mountains of blinding white salt that shows up at Bonneville’s Speed Week straight from the dry lakebed. The bright yellow Toyota Supra turbo that you see before you is none other than the JUN Auto Akira Supra. According to the manufacturer’s website this is an “Ultra high speed specification JZA80 Supra” and it was built to compete in only one place in the world the dried up lakebeds of Utah, an entire ocean away from the Auto Mechanic shop where it was being built in Japan.
The JUN Akira Supra first arrived at the dry lake bed in August of 2001 to compete in the National Speed Trials, the Supra challenged the current record and walked away as the fastest Toyota vehicle ever with a top speed of 249.292 MPH and an average recorded time 240.192 MPH thanks to its unique streamlining bodywork and a 3.2 Liter 2JZGTE with two TRUST T78 turbochargers bolted to the side pumping enough air to make almost 1200 HP, but underneath all that racecar specification equipment is a Toyota Supra Twin Turbo that you could buy new from any dealership, boy 1996 was a good year.
Last week we brought you an innovative creation from the Japanese tuner and infamous speed junkie Mr. Kazuhiko Nagata. However you may know him better as Smokey due to his affinity for rapid fire chain smoking before conducting one of his highly publicized top speed runs in any of his signature gold colored Top Secret tuner cars. When Mr. Nagata chose to make his own replacement for the defunct Skyline GT-R, Nissan took notice and it is apparent just by looking at the Top Secret GT-R and the one you can buy in a dealership. Never one to rest on his laurels, Smokey decided that if putting a V8 in a GT-R was a bold move, then a V12 poweredToyota Supra would just be insane, and he was right.
In order to make the best you must first start with the best. So aside from the entirely redesigned aerodynamic front end this particular fifth generation gold Supra has the heart of a late model Toyota Century luxury limousine, a car that rivals the ultra luxurious Mercedes Benz S Class and is placed even above the automaker’s Lexus luxury brand. Smokey’s intention was to create one of the most extreme cars ever made by his tuning shop. The body kit that you are looking at on this very unique Toyota Supra is called "Final Evolution," and was a hint at what the Japanese design team at Toyota needed to create what we now know as the LF-L.
Toyota is preparing a hybrid successor for the Supra sportscar. A first concept version will be revealed in October at the Tokyo Motor Show, with the production version to follow in 2011. The design will be inspired by the FT-HS Hybrid Sports car which debuted back in 2007.
The engine will most probably be the Lexus 450H’s 3.5l V6 and we now know that it will be coupled with the current Toyota Crown hybrid system delivering a total of 400hp to the rear wheels.
The Toyota Supra represents a legend in the world of sports cars and tuning. The car you see in the photos is a living proof of how you can customize a legendary vehicle, making it compete with present sports cars and not spending too much.
The wide-body kit of the car was created by Totota SARD team and has been tested in order resists at very high speeds. We say high speeds because the engine of the car is capable to develop 640 hp thanks to a HKS mono-turbo kit which pushes the car from 0-100 km/h in less than 6 seconds and offers a top speed of 250+ km/h. The 19” alloy wheels together with the new suspension kit also improve the stability of the car and help the driver to focus on the road. More images available after the jump!