As will an M3-Powered BMW Z4; the return of the Z4 M.
If both do see the light of day, it’ll be as limited-edition cars.
Should this Supra come, it won’t be before the 2023 model year.
Well, not entirely JDM, as we know… As the car world closes in on getting over the A90 5th generation Toyota Supra’s roots, the fact that it’s built on a BMW platform is a good thing. This is especially true given BMW’s deep-running performance credentials which continue to push rumours that the Supra could very well be M3 powered in the future.
Like all sports cars, volume is relative. Even for the best-seller of them all, the Ford Mustang, 6,000 deliveries in one month in the US is a good month. The A90 GR Supra won’t match these numbers but Toyota has made efforts to increase its appeal with 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder versions. And now, if all goes according to rumours, as shared by AutoEvolution, a 500-horsepower iteration isn’t that far off.
The story goes that the BMW M3 and M4’s twin-boosted straight-6 S58 engine will eventually find its way into the current generation of the G29 Z4. This means, as the GR Supra is a Z4 in disguise, that the same engine may be offered in the Supra as the limited-run GRMN (Gazoo Racing Masters of the Nurburgring) edition. For both cars, these super-powered iterations could signal the end of the Z4 and Supra or, at the very least, the end of the internal combustion engine as a source of power.
The logic behind all of this is almost perfect. Given, once again, the low sales volumes for both models, “spreading” the costs over two models makes some financial sense. And on the topic of finances, this new Supra GRMN could sport a sticker price in excess of $100,000.