A couple of weeks ago the new Toyota GR Supra was revealed. It has gotten both warm and ice cold welcomes from car enthusiasts around the world.
For us drifting fans, one of the most important questions was if norwegian Formula Drift star Fredric Aasbo was going to drive a drifting version of the new Supra for Papadakis Racing in Formula Drift already in 2019? I, for one, was very sad to see team owner Stephan Papadakis state on the team Facebook page that the plan for 2019 was to win the championship with the Corolla that was built for 2018.
Stephan Papadakis finishes the post with an opening, “2020 plans are not set yet.”
In Europe Fredric Aasbo uses an older Toyota Supra for winter practise aswell as this GT86 for shows and competitions.
GR Supra facts:
Engine: 3.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder
Aspiration: single, twin-scroll turbocharger,
Valves: variable valve control
Power: 340 DIN hp
Torque: 500 Nm
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds
Top speed: 250 km/h.
Text: Christer Hägglund – Driftzone.se
Technical information: Toyota
Photos: Toyota, Henrik Andersson – DriftZone.se