Someone Is Preparing a Widebody Toyota Supra For SEMA and We Can’t Get Enough of It
We’re literally counting down the days until SEMA 2019 finally kicks offby Tudor Rus, on LISTEN 04:50
The new Toyota Supra has been one of the most hyped-up new cars to hit the market in recent years, for various reasons. One of them has to do with its legacy and the huge popularity of the 2JZ-powered fourth-generation Supra and the entire cult that surrounded the Japanese sports car.
Another reason is the partnership between Toyota and BMW, whose fruits are the said 2020 Supra and its cousin, the new BMW Z4. The third argument, which also happens to be strongly related to the first, comes from the Supra’s suitability for tuning jobs. Engine boosts, unique body parts, neon lights, huge wings, you name it. There isn’t a single thing that hasn’t been tried on a Supra.
So, whenever someone like Evasive Motorsports announces a widebody Toyota Supra based on the new model that’s also coming to SEMA 2019, our interest naturally piques. Read on.
Evasive Motorsports’ Widebody Toyota Supra Has a Rear Wing That Sits on Its Own Spoiler
That’s right. Take a closer look at the images provided by Evasive Motorsports and you’ll see that the regular Supra’s duck-y tail received a semi-circular lip extension of sorts and an obnoxious rear wing on top of it. Is it just us or there’s a strong Need For Speed Underground vibe to that rear end and subsequently, the whole build?
In any case, if you can’t tell for sure whether you’d race this Supra through the streets of Olympic City or not, maybe the front end will help with the decision. After all, that plow-looking carbon-fiber front spoiler has love me or hate me written all over it in red ink. We mean, sure, if it’s all in the name of top-shelf aerodynamics that would give the Supra a hefty edge on the race track, we’re definitely pro. If not and that thing ends up on the street, then we’re against. Unless, of course, you live in Canada and you’re not afraid to get your hands a little dirty…with snow.
That aside, we did a little checking on Evasive Motorsports because in all honesty, the name didn’t ring any bells. So, they’re based in Southern California and it’s quite easy to get lost while browsing their website - which says a lot about their massive portfolio that covers pretty much everything you can think of from full body kits to interior tweaks of both the visual and practical ilk as well as mechanical tweaks that touch on brakes, axles, clutches, differentials, wheels, and suspensions.
Oh, and they also perform engine and exhaust upgrades and have quite a long record of body kits aimed at Japanese models, including the likes of Honda S2000, Toyota 86 and Supra, as well as Nissan 370Z and even Mazda RX-7.
This particular aero body kit, however, has been developed by EVS Tuning, which also has a rich history of motorsport-inspired body kits designed for Japan’s sports cars.
Coming back to the widebody Supra that’s waiting to make its appearance at SEMA 2019, we believe EVS Tuning did its best work on the sports car’s sides. The part choice here involves carbon fiber side skirts (by the way, the front spoiler is also carbon fiber) that continue with lusciously flared hips that sport a cut-in air vent on each side. Which brings us to the rear end.
We’ve already discussed the NFS-y wing (that’s also carbon fiber), but there’s something missing from the picture, don’t you think? Yup, you’re right, it’s a diffuser that would balance the menacing front spoiler. Then again, the rear end flows nicely into those hips (did we mention how sexy they look, right?) so it would be a shame to destroy that view with a chunky rear spoiler/diffuser thingy.
Will there be a power boost for this widebody Supra?
Which brings us to the big mystery that looms over this build: the engine mods, if any.
As you know, the 2020 Supra packs two powertrain options, depending on where you buy it.
The U.S. gets solely the twin-turbo 3.0-liter mill sourced from BMW, which packs 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Europe and Japan, however, also get a 2.0-liter four-cylinder Supra that relies on 194 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque or 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of twist, depending on the trim level.
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There’s absolutely no word whatsoever on this particular 2020 Supra when it comes to how much heat it is packing. At this point, the possibilities could go like this: the tuner is remaining tight-lipped with the hope to build up some interest until the widebody Supra actually debuts at SEMA 2019, or the package simply doesn’t include a tweaked engine. Either way, we can’t wait to see more pictures of it and perhaps some dynamic shots as well.
Read our full driven review on the 2020 Toyota Supra.
Read our review of the 2020 Toyota Supra