There will be a 1000bhp GR Supra engine on display at Toyota’s SEMA 2019 stand, the Japanese company has confirmed.
The B58 turbocharged straight-six, borrowed from yes-we-know-that-already -so-just-get-on-with-it, has been tweaked right up to four figures with an as-yet unspecified combination of induction and exhaust tweaks.
You can bet that exotic metals will feature among strengthened internals, a larger turbo and possibly even a higher rev ceiling. The standard B58 tops out at 7000rpm so there is some room to raise that.
Toyota slipped this nugget of information into a low-key press release outlining the date and time of its SEMA press conference. It’s 10:00 Pacific Standard Time today, if you’re wondering. The 1000bhp engine news was only on line six of the list of things the company is showing off, after a new 2020 GR Supra ‘Premium’ model, modified Supras from pro tuners, a GR Supra pace car, TRD-spec Camry and Avalon models and a couple of GR Supra race cars.
Suffice it to say we’re interested in all of those to a greater or lesser extent, but we know where we’ll be looking closest…