This Is What the 2020 Toyota Supra Should've Looked Like From the Start

That wing should be standard on every Supra. The fact that it isn't is a tragedy.

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When Toyota first unveiled the FT-1 concept in 2014, I was ecstatic. Not only was it confirmation that the Supra would return, but it also signaled the return of the car's iconic styling.

But when the production model came out, it was sort of a let-down. Sure, it looks great, but doesn't scream Supra. Scaled back and muted, the production design felt compromised, and doesn't include the piece I wanted to see most: that fantastic rear wing. Well, Toyota's fixed that with one of its new SEMA concepts.

It's called the GR Supra Heritage Edition, and it was built by Motorsports Tech Center to reflect the design of the fourth-generation Supra of the 1990s we all know and love. The headlights and taillights have been redesigned to match those of the Mk IV car, and a bunch of aero has been added to the body. There are side sills, a splitter, a diffuser, and most importantly, that body-matched one-piece rear wing—the same exact item found on the last-gen car, modified to fit.

Other upgrades include a set of 19-inch HRE wheels covering Brembo brakes, and a three-inch lower suspension. Also, all of the fake vents have been made functional, though according to Car and Driver, the car has yet to see a wind tunnel. Toyota says the car has also been tuned to 503 horsepower on stock internals to match the cosmetic improvements.

My only question is, why doesn't the production Supra look like this from the factory? The power and carbon fiber parts I could understand omitting for cost reasons, but why not have the wing, at least as an option? It makes the car look 37 times times better, especially when paired to that splitter.

That being said, there's probably a million aftermarket companies that'll sell you a Mk IV wing for your new Supra, so it's not too big of an issue. I'll stop now.

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