Toyota Supra Mk4 TRD 3000GT review reveals 700-horsepower JDM Widebody
Since the debut of the all-new Supra, the value of classic Mk4 models has increased. Interest is high, not only for the custom modified examples, but also for the original ones that let you get a taste of what it was like to buy a Japanese sports car in the 1990s. Here is something in between both, a super rare example that seems to have been tastefully sorted out.
Now, TRD is a household name in the Supra community. Literally every Mk4 owner owns or at least knows about this TRD wing, but this particular car is still a bit of a mystery. Japan has a racing series called JGTC, and to celebrate the Supra’s debut in 1994, Toyota Racing Development made this road-approved version which was also dubbed the 3000GT.
It was based on the GT500 super-touring race car and had a similar widebody kit. That’s why this Supra has a fully designed front bumper, fenders with additional vents and a killer rear aero. This serious kit also comes with a flattened floor to smooth the airflow and a ventilated hood to cool the mighty engine.
Or at least that’s what the internet says, because it doesn’t seem common. We did a bit of research and found the same car in this video (it was white last year) supposedly producing 600 horsepower. The one in Mat’s hands develops 700 horsepower from his built 2JZ and sports the iconic Advan racing livery. With all that power, it’s probably a good thing that the brakes have been upgraded to an 8-piston setup up front.
According to the video, only 35 of them were made, of which 19 have survived to this day. The owner outfitted their unit with custom tail lights, a carbon diffuser and GReddy exhaust, as well as tasteful 6-spoke Volks rims.
The interior is arguably more tasteful than the exterior of the car, bordering on premium. There’s no cracked dashboard and dirty seats here, as this Supra has been treated with Alcantara wrapping, carbon fiber trim, and an Alpine stereo with 1,000 watts of juice behind it. It’s a 90s sports car, so don’t judge.