In celebration of its 50th anniversary, TOM’S Racing has ventured into the car restoration business, and as a showcase of its capabilities, the company unveiled the fully restored fourth-generation (A80) Toyota Supra at the 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon. The featured vehicle is a MY2000 Supra RZ, albeit significantly modified from its original state.
TOM’S Racing undertook a comprehensive refresh and restoration of the sports coupe, addressing both its interior and exterior aspects, including the revered twin-turbo 3.0-liter 2JZ inline-six engine favored by tuners.
The car’s body is adorned in a distinctive green hue, paying homage to the iconic TOM’S Castrol Supra. Notably, what catches the eye is the meticulously crafted body kit. For those unfamiliar, delving into the knowledge of exclusive JDM-only special editions may enhance your appreciation of this remarkable achievement.
We’re discussing the TRD 3000GT kit, a remarkable road-legal adaptation of the GT500 class super-touring Supra race car. Only 35 units of this kit were crafted by TRD, even though each component was available for individual purchase over the counter.
This particular build has undergone significant modifications, incorporating features like gold Potenza wheels shod with Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS tires, Bride seats, Advox Sports suspension, and a Brembo braking system.
Although reports suggest that the engine has been kept in its original state, maintaining a robust 276 horsepower and 333 lb-ft of torque, it’s anticipated that the engine bay might not stay unchanged for long. Given the ease with which these engines can be upgraded to four figures, it’s likely that modifications may be on the horizon. Nevertheless, untouched 2JZ motors are becoming increasingly rare.
TOM’S Racing offers this refurbished and customized A80 Toyota Supra at ¥25,000,000 before taxes, approximately $172,290 based on current exchange rates.
If you’re interested, you’re not alone, as the company has reported receiving inquiries from the US. It’s noteworthy that this model will soon be eligible for import into the US, with it surpassing the 25-year import rule next year.
While the company aims to accommodate American requests, considering the anticipated high demand for such a car, it wouldn’t be surprising to witness a potential price increase in the coming years.
Additionally, TOM’S Racing has revealed plans to gradually expand its restoration business, encompassing iconic cars such as the TA22 Celica, TE27 Levin, AE86, and various other vintage Toyota nameplates.