Toyota Supra MK4 Gets Modern Redesign In Virtual Reality

The fourth generation Toyota Supra is still considered by many to be one of the greatest sports cars in history. With an outstanding balance of everyday usability, performance and tuning potential, the Supra MK4 is now a highly sought-after vehicle in the used car market. The Japanese company has a new Supra on sale in the United States (now even with a manual) but many fans will probably buy the new Supra MK4 if they have the chance. What if someone gave a fourth generation sports car a modern makeover for the current era?

This is what designer Sketch Monkey do it in one of his latest videos on Youtube. The MK4 Supra, one of the artist’s two most favorite JDM cars, is described as a bodybuilder on wheels with a “big surface and big volume.” Compared to all other Supra generations, including the current one, the MK4 looks fatter and more aggressive in the best sense of these two words. Designers say the magic of the MK4 Supra is that it looks agile yet incredibly powerful at the same time.

But we all have to admit that the bulky form of the fourth-generation Supra looks a bit outdated in the world we live in today. Automakers are making sharper and sharper sports cars today and Sketch Monkey decided to keep the car’s beautiful proportions and updated the design with new wheels, graphics and small details. The overall inspiration for the redesign came from the current Supra, which has slightly different proportions and sharper lines.

In the United States, the Supra MK4 underwent several hardware modifications compared to the sports car version for the domestic market. The automaker upgraded the Supra’s inline-six engine by installing a smaller steel-wheel turbocharger and larger fuel injectors. The result is an output of 321 horsepower (239 kilowatts) at 5,600 rpm and 315 pound-feet (427 Newton-meters) of torque at 4,000 rpm.

Compared to the current Supra, the MK4 has slightly less power. The model on sale today offers 382 hp (285 kW) and 368 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque in US specifications. Does this new and more powerful BMW-sourced 3.0-liter inline-six engine match the design proportions of the MK4 Supra? Let us know in the comments section below.

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