Published on December 5th, 2020 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Manhart’s Toyota GR Supra Has 550 PS On Tap
While the Toyota GR Supra has received mixed reactions from the general public, its highly tuneable B58 engine has made the Japanese sports car a favourite among tuning outfits all over the world. One of them is Manhart, which is no stranger when it comes to getting the best out of BMWs.
The Wuppertal-based tuner calls its latest handiwork GR 550 and predictably, the ‘550’ denotes the amount of metric horsepower (PS) the car has, which works out to a generous gain of 162 PS over the standard car. Torque also sees a huge increase from 500 Nm to 770 Nm.
Modifications done to the 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline-six engine include the use of new TTE 685 turbochargers and a Wagner Tuning radiator kit. A new exhaust system that includes a sports downpipe and a catalytic converter allows the engine to breathe more freely, while producing a meaner growl.
Performance figures are not available at the time of writing but with the significant power bump, we’re pretty sure the GR 550 is quicker off the line. Just as a refresher, the stock GR Supra sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds.
As for suspension, customers can opt for a three-way KW coilovers or H&R lowering springs. Brakes are standard but the company is more than happy to upgrade it upon request.
More than a year has now passed since Toyota, after a long dry spell without a real athlete, revived a real legend in model history: the Supra. For the power specialists at MANHART Performance, the fact that there are BMW engines under the hood of the Toyota sports car was one of the main aspects with which the GR Supra literally suggested a refinement.
While the specialists from Wuppertal unveiled an optimized version of the Japanese two-door model for the first time about six months ago with the GR 450, they are now adding another: with the MANHART GR 550. As usual, the numbers in the designations stand for the performance: The three-liter in-line six-cylinder (B58) in its new tuning stage consequently generates a whopping 550 PS, which means an increase of a remarkable 210 PS compared to the standard performance! The maximum torque increases at the same time to up to 770 Nm (series: 500 Nm). The TTE 685 turbocharger upgrade is primarily responsible for this growth. A more powerful MANHART radiator kit by Wagner Tuning was also installed under the hood. In addition, there is a MANHART exhaust system by FI Exhaust, which leaves a lasting impression with its brute sound and connects to the engine via a sports downpipe by Wagner Tuning, including a 200-cell catalytic converter.
In keeping with its mighty power, the MANHART GR 550 has a sensational, sporty, dynamic look: The in-house Concave One rims come with a satin black finish and classic design, with six double spokes and fill the wheel arches in the dimensions 9×20 and 10.5×20 inch, with tires 255/30 ZR20 and 295/25 ZR20. They really look perfect.
The matte foiling in MANHART-typical golden yellow, which is provided with decorative stripes in black and fine red accent lines, forms a strong contrast. For even more visual sharpness and overtaking prestige, the Supra also has a front spoiler lip by AC Schnitzer. And to top it off, last but not least – for reasons of appearance and driving dynamics – a lowering of the suspension should not be missed: The suspension upgrade was realized together with H&R.