Featured Toyota Supra TRD Performance Line Concept Teased??

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  1. SPMS

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    Saw this, this morning, not sure if it has been posted. Guess Feb 9th is another date to pay attention to. Is this the beginning of the GRMN model??

    http://www.trdparts.jp/supra/perfor...Ld4NyE_jOTCXHqEfnfNH_Yu2YHdTNqGy-O5KezcESm-0I

    https://www.motor1.com/news/303519/toyota-supra-trd-performance-line/amp/

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    It might just be mostly cosmetic upgrades. Excited about that 'coffee table' wang though.
     
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    Ok what's the difference between GRMN and TRD? Why does Toyota have 2 racing brands?
     
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    GRMN V TRD is messy:

    1 - Toyota Motorsport GmbH (Includes Toyota Gazoo Racing):

    Toyota Motorsport GmbH is a fully owned and controlled entity of the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation, based in Cologne, Germany.

    As of the 2018 season, TMG currently operates Toyota's FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) factory team under the name Toyota Gazoo Racing.[1] TMG's WEC team is not to be confused with Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, which is Toyota's factory team in the FIA World Rally Championship and is not operated by TMG.

    TMG was responsible, under the name Toyota Team Europe (TTE), for Toyota's World Rally Championship cars starting from the 1970s right up to the 1990s. In addition, since 1994, TMG has developed a tuning business for Toyota road cars, offering complete vehicle service, tuning and sports accessories. In 1999 the company stopped participating in rallying, in order to prepare for a switch to Formula One in 2002. From 2002 to 2009, TMG participated in Formula 1 under the team name Panasonic Toyota Racing, starting 139 Grands Prix. In that time, they finished on the podium 13 times, earned three pole positions and scored a total of 278.5 points. On 4 November 2009, Toyota announced their withdrawal from Formula 1.

    In the meantime, it entered sports car racing and the 24 Hours of Le Mans: in 1998 and 1999, finishing 2nd in 1999 with their notably quick Toyota GT-One. TMG has moved back into sports car racing as an exclusive engine supplier from 2011 onwards to Lola Cars, powering Rebellion Racing. In 2012 TMG fully returned to sports car competition with the Toyota TS030 Hybrid.

    In addition to its motorsport activities, Toyota Motorsport also undertakes production vehicle analysis and development on behalf of Toyota, providing "highly skilled and rapidly reacting engineering" services. A range of modified Toyota road cars is also available from the Cologne factory.
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    2 - GRMN

    GRMN stands for "Gazoo Racing Masters of Nurburgring."

    “GAZOO”, was derived from the Japanese word “gazo” which means image or photo.

    Said to be inspired by Gazoo Racing’s endeavours, these models aim to inject speed, handling and excitement back into the Toyota brand.

    Gazoo Racing, a division started by Akio Toyoda before he became head of Toyota.
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    3 - Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT

    TGR WRT is a World Rally Championship (WRC) team based in Finland[2] that serves as Toyota's official factory team.[3][4] Its team principal is four time World Drivers' Champion Tommi Mäkinen.[5] The team made its début during the 2017 season, where it entered the Toyota Yaris WRC.[6] The team is a separate entity from the Toyota Gazoo Racing team led by Toyota Motorsport GmbH that competes in the World Endurance Championship.[7]

    In 2018, the team managed to win the World Rally Championship. This earned Toyota their first manufacturers' title since 1999.[8]
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    4 - TRD

    Toyota Racing Development (also known by its abbreviation TRD) is the in-house tuning shop for all Toyota, Lexus and formerly Scion cars. TRD is responsible both for improving street cars for more performance and supporting Toyota's racing interests around the world. TRD produces various tuning products and accessories, including performance suspension components, superchargers, and wheels. TRD parts are available through Toyota dealers, and are also available as accessories on brand-new Toyotas and Scions. Performance parts for Lexus vehicles are now labeled as F-Sport and performance Lexus models are labeled F to distinguish Lexus's F division from TRD.

    As of June 2013 there are currently two official branches of TRD: TRD Japan (a.k.a. Toyota Technocraft) and TRD USA. Each of these branches has both a performance tuning division and a race (or competition) division.

    TRD Japan's Race Division concentrates on the Super GT Series (JGTC), All-Japan Formula Three Championship Series, ESSO Formula Toyota Series, and Netz Cup races (Vitz Series).

    TRD USA's Race Division, known as 'Toyota Racing', competes in NASCAR, NHRA Top Fuel and Funny car, IMSA GT Daytona, Pirelli World Challenge TCA, Formula Drift, TORC, USAC, and Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Former competitions include the Baja 1000, Grand-Am, CART/Champ Car and the Indy Racing League. In association with All American Racers, TRD USA was responsible for developing engines for the Eagle HF89/90 and Eagle MkIII Grand Touring Prototypes.[1]

    TRD is not to be confused with Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) which currently operates Toyota's FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) factory team under the name Toyota Gazoo Racing.[2] Within Toyota, TMG is a completely separate entity from, and therefore not under the control of, TRD. Former TMG activities include operating the Toyota Formula One Team (also known as Panasonic Toyota Racing), which competed in the FIA Formula One World Championship (F1). TMG also competed in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) as Toyota Team Europe with the famous Celica GT-Four and rally versions of the Corolla, and two attempts (in 1998 and 1999) at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the GT-One.
     
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    If there are any engine performance mods other than exhaust/intake, colour me intrigued.
     
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    I never understood why there has to be a GR when there’s already a TRD, why couldn’t they just do this “GR” stuff under their TRD name? Make things simple.
     
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    What in the actual fuck?
     
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    Cool, this is probably the body parts a70 mentioned awhile ago
     
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    I'm waiting for this spoiler the most :p
     
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    This is from Allen Castillo at Elmhurst Toyota who posted this this up on SF. He's the main go-to guy for OEM Toyota Supra parts.

    "More than likely like anything TRD japan this stuff will more than likely not be offered here in the states through the dealer network like they offer these parts in other regions."
     
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    An acct on IG posted this pic, but it's probably just from another model

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    Because as much as Akio is awesome, he's also an ego maniac that wants everything attributed to him.

    It's also why they throw F-Sport badges on everything they can at Lexus. Notice me senpai syndrome...

    He's still a badass though lol.
     
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    2016-toyota-gt-86-grmn.jpg It's from the 86 GRMN
     
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    Sorry if I mislead you, it is from the 86 GRMN. The Recaros are also from the 86 GRMN.
     
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    PicsArt_02-01-02.58.16.jpg The vents shall be let loose!
     
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    #15 Feb 1, 2019
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    TRD displayed this JZA80 named "TRD 80 Supra" at the recent 2019 TOKYO AUTO SALON.
    This model is a remake of the SUPER GT GT500 class development vehicle, to celebrate the 25 years from that time.
    TRD also indicates that it is not only a glimpse at the past, but an idea of the things to come in the near future...
    This is something similar to what i expect from the TRD A90...

    -michael papas-

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    trdsupra3.jpg
     
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