Shmee Laps The Nurburgring In A 560-Horsepower Toyota Supra
The tuners didn’t take long to work their magic on the Toyota Supra 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine. Simple things like a melody and a new exhaust system have increased modest power increases, but we have more than a year after the launch of the car, and wringing more punch is easier than ever. The video above shows Shmee 150 driving a tuned Supra developing 560 horsepower (418 kilowatts) and taking it for a ride around the Nurburgring.
In stock, the Toyota produced 340 hp (253 kW) and 369 pound-feet (500 Newton meters) of torque. But Fabian, Shmee’s friend and the owner of Supra settled, added a larger turbo, downpipe and a melody that increased horsepower to 560 hp and 538 lb-ft (730 Nm) of torque. But these are not all upgrades. The Supra has a brand new suspension tuned to tackle the Nurburgring, 18-inch light wheels, AP Racing racing brakes and semi-slick tires. Visually, the Supra wears a unique envelope with a shiny black rear diffuser and an AC Schnitzer front splitter.
Once on the famous track, Shmee notes the unique sound signature of the car. Fabian disconnected the active exhaust sound system which channels noise into the cabin, resulting in a more organic sound inside the cabin. Shmee also notes how differently the Supra handles with its revised suspension as it tackles the many turns, turns and changes in elevation of the track – the very things that make the track so difficult.
Today, there is no shortage of tuned Toyota Supra models, and the aftermarket scene is also developing. You have powerful creations like Manhart’s which draws 110 more horsepower from the mill, or you can swap the engine. If diving into the aftermarket scene isn’t your thing, then you could wait for the Supra 2021 – it’ll get a boost at 382 hp (285 kW).