Some people are displeased about the Toyota Supra sharing much of its innards with the BMW Z4—but not AC Schnitzer. “We are doubly pleased about the cooperation between BMW and Toyota,” says the German tuner. “On the one hand, we feel that the new Toyota GR Supra is simply a great sports car; on the other hand, the BMW technology built into the vehicle enables us to integrate our core competence into a Toyota model for the first time.”
And so we have this, its first attempt at modifying the most talked about car of 2019 (until the Tesla Cybertruck, at least). It’s naturally not as wild as some of the stuff shown at SEMA this year, but it’s definitely more real-world. Able to negotiate speed bumps and not guzzle fuel at a lethal rate, in short.
AC Schnitzer has upped the standard 335hp of the top-rung six-cylinder Supra to 400hp. Which perhaps seems tame when you consider the online videos of stock Supras being dyno’d at 375hp, but torque has climbed to a very stocky 599Nm, which really ought to make itself felt and slice a good chunk from the standard 4.6sec 0-100kph time.
If you still don’t think that sounds mad enough, then consider that you get a three-year warranty, which we suspect you won’t if you buy one of those batsh*t SEMA cars.
And a bit of extra power is just the tip of the iceberg. This Supra has also gained a louder exhaust, 25mm lower (but height-adjustable) coilover suspension, and a seemingly infinite choice of 20-inch alloy wheels, several of which are pictured here.
The aesthetic makeover also adds a new carbon wing—with optional gurney flap—plus a corresponding splitter. The hood gains some genuinely functional carbon vents.
Like what you see? Or would you prefer your Supra a little less sane?
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.