Gazoo Racing calls it the ‘Heritage Parts Project’.
If you happen to own a Mk3 or the coveted Mk4 Toyota Supra — lucky you — Toyota revealed that it will reboot parts production in the near future. Gazoo Racing president Shigeki Tomoyama announced the decision at a launch event for the new Supra, according to a CarScoops report.
The ‘GR Heritage Parts Project’, as it’s called, will provide certain key parts to keep the older Supras on the road. This particularly impacts Mk3 Supra owners, as Toyota sold over 100,000 of those in the model’s lifespan. By contrast, Toyota moved just over 11,000 Mk4 Supras in the U.S. by the time the company withdrew it in 1998.
While Toyota will kickstart replacement part productions for these models, there was no mention of which parts it would produce, or how many. “We can not answer about specific parts at this time, but we will make every effort to meet the expectations of owners,” said Tomoyama.
The decision comes right on the heels of Toyota launching the brand new Supra. The 2020 Toyota Supra is built in Austria by Magna Steyr in collaboration with BMW. Both it and the Z4 are built in the same plant, and the Supra uses a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six sourced from BMW. In Toyota’s application, the engine produces 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque. However, dyno tests revealed it actually produces much more torque than even Toyota claims.