Rutledge Wood, NASCAR analyst and former host of the American version of Top Gear that was canceled too soon, loves the Toyota Supra so much the automaker asked him to build one for this year's SEMA Show. The result is called the Toyota GR Supra HyperBoost Edition, and the 750-horsepower (559-kilowatt), carbon-fiber-bodied GR Supra will be on display this week in Las Vegas.
The carbon-fiber body kit consists of 20 pieces and actually widens the coupe. The wider stance is most pronounced at the rear where the fuel door no longer rests flush against the body. According to Toyota's press release, the 20-piece body kit was designed as a bolt-on that'd mount to the Supra just like an OEM body kit would. The metal roof was also replaced by a carbon-fiber piece to help reduce weight further.
Filling out the Supra's widened wheel wells are custom, three-piece, 20-inch Lightspeed Racing wheels with carbon-fiber rims that are wrapped in Continental ExtremeContact Sport rubber. That's much easier to do thanks to the KW Automotive V3 adjustable coilovers that lowers the HyperBoost's ride height.
LL17 Motorsports, which was the lead builder on the project, tapped Boost Logic with wringing more power out of the Supra's turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine. The build required a fabricated exhaust manifold that positions Boost Logic's BL Supra 750 Package between the engine and shock tower. The build also needed a Boost Logic downpipe to route spent gases to the titanium exhaust and out the back. The mill makes more than 750 horsepower.
Wood's HyperBoost Edition Supra is finished in TRD Cement Grey paint that subdues the coupe's aggressive styling a bit. Even the red wheels aren't too loud for the modified car. The Toyota GR Supra HyperBoost Edition is on display at Toyota's booth along, with several other Toyota Supras and an Avalon, through Friday.