Tuning Project for Track Days: Toyota Supra Track Tool by BILSTEIN
Rear-wheel drive, a 340 hp in-line six-cylinder from BMW, a perfect 50:50 weight distribution between the front and rear axles, and an engine hood that reaches to the horizon. Ingredients that excite not only fans of the classic sports car concept. The Toyota Supra A90 is also still celebrated in the performance and tuning scene. And we believe that the Japanese sports car should also be a terrific performer on the racetrack with few optimizations. We’re building the new BILSTEIN Track tool! And to do so, we’re counting on the support of the community.
Community to become part of the Track tool project
As part of an ambitious project, we are making the Supra track day-compatible. Not to say: We’re completely turning the sports car inside out in six steps!
Interior: Because the BILSTEIN Supra is to be used at track days, safety is the top priority. A cage from Wiechers Sport will therefore be just as much a part of it as new Schroth harnesses and sports seats from Recaro for more lateral support, as well as a new steering wheel.
Engine: Especially on long straights or on uphill sections of the track, you can never have enough engine power! That’s why the Toyota Supra’s 3-liter, six-cylinder engine gets a small but significant performance boost in the form of chip tuning from Simon Motorsport and a new Lightweight Performance high-performance exhaust system including a downpipe. We also place particular emphasis on thermal performance with components from Carbonfiber Dynamics.
Exterior: A little makeup is a must-have, isn´t it? A fancy body kit will underline the track performance. A new rear wing provides downforce on the rear axle.The community can vote for parts from Piecha, Maxton Design, TRD/MPS and AC Schnitzer.
Wheels: The Supra Track tool will get new tires and two different sets of rims. For track use rims from Protrack Wheels. And rims from AMP Forged for street use and exhibitions.
Suspension: For a track tool, the suspension is probably the most important component. The track-ready BILSTEIN EVO T1 coilover suspension will take the Toyota Supra’s driving dynamics to a new level.
Wrap: Last but not least, the BILSTEIN Supra gets a fresh wrap from the BIGHA wrapping specialists in the BILSTEIN colors. Because the track weapon’s speed is not the only thing that should make it stand out.
Join the Crew!
We are supported by our partners Lightweight Performance, Simon Motorsport, Black Falcon and BIGHA. And the active BILSTEIN community, the #BILSTEINCREW, will also be involved in the tuning project!
During the voting week from May 3 to May 8, we invite the community to get actively involved. Tuning and performance fans can vote on Instagram: Which rear wing, which rims, and which paint scheme should we install?
The community will then be there first-hand as the Toyota Supra transforms into a track tool. We’ll be looking over the shoulders of Lightweight Performance, Simon Motorsport, BIGHA and Black Falcon every step of the way. As part of ten videos, the #BILSTEINCREW can follow every single step. We were able to get racing driver Nico Bastian for the moderation.
What happens to the BILSTEIN Track tool when it is finished?
The BILSTEIN Supra will be racing at selected track days from the second half of 2021. And best of all, the community will have the chance to win exclusive race taxi rides! The track tool will also be exhibited at trade shows and in-house events. In the long term, the tuned Supra will be one of the stars of BILSTEIN’s communication on YouTube, social media and other channels.
Legend meets legend
Why did we choose the Toyota Supra? Fabian Okon, Head of Marketing Performance Products at BILSTEIN, recalls: “At the 2019 SEMA Show, the Toyota Supra was the absolute highlight. And the sports car has left a lasting impression on us, too”. Tim Rotthaus, Marketing Manager Performance Products at BILSTEIN, adds: “We wanted a special, outstanding vehicle that offers plenty of tuning potential, especially regarding track performance. And because the Supra models enjoy iconic status in the tuning scene, the car is an extremely good fit for BILSTEIN!”