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AC Schnitzer introduces Toyota GR Supra tuning parts

By Daniel Wong, 28 Nov 2019 News

AC Schnitzer Toyota GR Supra tuning parts news

German tuner releases performance upgrade parts for the GR Supra

Renowned BMW tuner AC Schnitzer, has become the latest name to step into the Toyota GR Supra tuning scene with a range of performance and visual upgrades, though that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise considering the Japanese coupe’s connection with BMW.

On the performance front, AC Schnitzer has developed a new plug-and-play control unit for the range-topping 3-litre inline-six turbo, which unlocks an additional 34kW and 100Nm over the GR Supra’s standard 250kW/500Nm output. 

Modest gains, but the German tuner claims that the unit has been developed with reliability in mind. To that end, the control unit is programmed to kick in when the engine oil temperature goes above 80°C and deactivates itself once the water temperature breaches 115°C, and is backed up with a 3-year warranty.

As for powertrain tweaks, the only upgrade part available comes in the form of a stainless steel muffler that is said to deliver better acoustics, with its black exhaust tips blending in better with the car’s rear apron.

When it comes to suspension tuning, like any big German tuner, AC Schnitzer took to the North Loop of the Nürburgring to develop its own set of adjustable suspension and spring kits, despite the GR Supra being honed there.

Both the adjustable suspension and spring kits are said to improve the GR Supra’s driving dynamics and comfort, with the former lowering the ride height by around 25mm and the spring kit bringing the ride 15mm closer to the ground.

Performance and handling tweaks aside, AC Schnitzer has a range of aftermarket parts to gussy up the GR Supra’s appearance, in the form of a front splitter, carbon fibre rear wing, 20-inch wheels, interior aluminium trim, and functional bonnet vents.

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