The Gloucester tuner wasted no time in getting the Japanese sports car – which is actually made in Austria – on the dyno. A bit of research and development later, a re-flash of the ECU unlocked 420 horsepower from the 3.0-liter engine. A few hardware improvements such as the exhaust system and intake should translate to 450 horsepower, no doubt about it!
Litchfield Motors is also evaluating the chassis of the GR Supra, promising to come up with replacement bushings and a lowering spring kit for superior performance in the twisties. Bilstein and KW, two of the most acclaimed companies in the business, are also developing kits of their own.
“The body has not been forgotten and we have been busy scanning in parts which will form the basis for some new cosmetic and functional carbon upgrades,” added the British outfit. Given that the GR Supra is chock full of non-functional air vents and heat extractors, we’re gladly waiting to see if Litchfield Motors will address this issue with utmost attention to detail.
Can you believe the fifth generation of the Supra is £52,695 in the United Kingdom for the 3.0 trim level? How about the fact Toyota charges £18 for a safety kit? This madness gets worse in the United States, where dealerships mark up the price to $100,000 and beyond. Given these circumstances, it appears that Toyota is riding the hype train like there’s no tomorrow.
The biggest question is, would you spend that kind of money on a Toyota that isn’t even a Toyota?
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It’s been a busy first week with the new Toyota Supra! Along with impressing everyone on the road it’s also produced some interesting figures on our dyno. A simple test drive will tell you this isn’t a 1570kg/330bhp car. Our German Maha dyno, used at its Bavarian cousin’s factory, revealed it is actually running 376bhp and 390lbft!� After gaining driving impressions and dyno data our R&D department have been quick to start producing test parts. The great news is we can program the ECU simply via the OBD port already (maybe a world first) so expect some even more impressive numbers to go with the new equipment B After evaluating the chassis, we will be producing our own lowering spring kit and both @bilsteinuk and @kw_suspension will have complete suspension products available by the time customer cars arrive. We’re also working on our own suspension bush replacements which will improve grip and steering feel. The body has not been forgotten and we have been busy scanning in parts which will form the basis for some new cosmetic and functional carbon upgrades. This is going to be a fun ride. #litchfield #toyota #supra #adrenalineengineered #carswithoutlimits #cars #car #carsofinstagram