Earlier this year, Manhart introduced the Toyota Supra-based GR 450. Now the company is following up with an even more extreme GR 550.
Starting under the hood, the 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine has been equipped with an upgraded turbocharger, a carbon fiber air intake and an optimized ECU. There’s also new charge pipes, a high-performance radiator and a sports exhaust system which “leaves a lasting impression with its brute sound.”
Thanks to these modifications, the engine develops 542 hp (405 kW / 550 PS) and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm) of torque. That’s an increase of 207 hp (154 kW / 210 PS) and 199 lb-ft (270 Nm) over the standard Euro-spec Supra.
Manhart doesn’t offer any performance estimates, but with the stock Supra hitting 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, this version should be capable of a mid-three-second blast. That is, as long as its upgraded 295/25 ZR20 rear tires find some grip.
Regardless of how fast it is, the GR 550 looks pretty aggressive as it has been equipped with a golden wrap, sporty graphics and a front spoiler from AC Schnitzer. The model also features aerodynamic side skirts. H&R lowering springs are optional for those not wanting the coilovers, and of course the upfit includes a set of snazzy 20-inch wheels.
Since customization is the name of the game, owners can opt for different sport exhaust systems and a KW coilover suspension. They can also request brake and interior upgrades.