SEMA360: Custom Toyota Tacoma, GR Supras

© Toyota Motor North AmericaToyota at SEMA
Every year, the Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show in Las Vegas — also known as SEMA — offers a look into the latest trends, parts and automotive accessories in the world of vehicle customization. This year’s SEMA show has gone virtual — known as SEMA360 — and today Toyota reveals four vehicles at SEMA360: the 4WD Toyota Owner Magazine Overland Tacoma; the Ornamental Conifer GR Supra; the GReddy Performance Formula D GR Supra; and the Papadakis Racing Formula D GR Supra.

© Toyota Motor North America4WD Toyota Owner Magazine Overland Tacoma
With the growing popularity of Overlanding — best described as self-reliant adventure travel — editors of 4WD Toyota Owner Magazine put together specs for a full-on outdoor lifestyle machine based on the Tacoma TRD Off-Road pickup. The automaker teamed up with writer / comedian / activist Ryan O’Connell and specialty parts builder ShmellFab to create the vehicle. The builders added a Magnuson Superchargers Roots-type TVS1900 blower to the 3.5-liter V6 engine to increase output to 370 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque.

© Toyota Motor North America4WD Toyota Owner Magazine Overland Tacoma
For improved off-road capability, the Overland Tacoma has suspension upgrades including ToyTec Boss Aluma 2.5 Series coilovers, shocks and an add-a-leaf package; CBI Offroad Fab lower control arms; and Camburg Engineering upper control arms. Additional upgrades include a Toyota E-locker locking differential, CBI Offroad Fab front-to-rear aluminum and steel skidplates, DOM steel tube rock sliders with top plates and MaxTrax MKII traction boards. The Tacoma has also been fitted with BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 255/85R16 tires mounted on 16 x 8-inch matte black 704 Trail Series wheels from Method Race Wheels.

© Toyota Motor North America4WD Toyota Owner Magazine Overland Tacoma
Additional upgrades for the Overland Tacoma include a CBI Offroad Fab T3 aluminum front bumper, a T3 Swing Arm Series steel rear bumper with dual swingouts, a ComeUp SEAL Gen2 9.5rs winch and a 20-inch Rigid Industries SR Pro light bar in the front bumper. The truck features a CBI Offroad Fab aluminum Prinsu Cab Rack, a 40-inch SR Pro LED series light bar and four LED Scene Lights from Rigid Industries. This Tacoma also gets a Truck Covers USA locking cargo bed cover and rack system, a Yakima SkyLine bed rack, a PowerTank PT10 air compressor, a 4-gallon RotopaX fuel storage container, a 2-gallon RotopaX water storage container, a Hi-Lift jack and a Yakima SkyRise cargo bed tent.

© Toyota Motor North AmericaOrnamental Conifer GR Supra
The Ornamental Conifer GR Supra for SEMA360 is a hand-painted work of art created by Ornamental Conifer, the moniker for British artist Nicolai Sclater, art director at Race Service, a Los Angeles creative agency. Working with enamel paint and brushes, Sclater hand painted every letter and graphic of this GR Supra, inspired by what drives enthusiasts to customize their GR Supra sports cars.

© Toyota Motor North AmericaOrnamental Conifer GR Supra
For his canvas, Sclater started with a 2021 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium in Turbulence Gray, adding graphics and expressions such as True to Form and Lightning Response as nods to past and present Supra attributes. Powered by a 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine producing 382 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque, the Ornamental Conifer GR Supra features 19-inch RSE-M Forged Rotiform wheels, Nitto NT01 tires and Brembo brakes with 4-piston fixed front calipers and single-piston floating rear calipers.

© Toyota Motor North AmericaOrnamental Conifer GR Supra
“Nico’s creativity and skills are over the top, and simply amazing,” noted Group Vice President of Toyota Division Marketing Ed Laukes. “What he created in the Ornamental Conifer GR Supra is pure art. To think he did this and all the accompanying artwork by hand blows me away, especially in an era where digitally printed vinyl wraps are the rage. I’m looking forward to hearing what automotive enthusiasts and Supra fans think of this project,” said Laukes.

© Toyota Motor North AmericaGReddy Performance Formula D GR Supra
Built by Ken Gushi Motorsports and GReddy Performance, the No. 21 GR Supra is driven by Ken Gushi in the 2020 Formula Drift Pro Class. Based on the 2020 GR Supra, the GReddy Performance Formula D GR Supra is powered by a modified version of the GR Supra’s 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine fitted with a BorgWarner EFR 9280 turbocharger and a Sean Adriano Racing exhaust system. Power gets delivered to the rear wheels through a Samsonas 6-speed sequential transmission.

© Toyota Motor North AmericaGReddy Performance Formula D GR Supra
The No. 21 GR Supra drift racer created for SEMA360 features a Pandem Rocket Bunny body kit for a wider stance, increased steering angle and room for more aggressive wheel and tire combinations. The white livery with red and black accents aligns with the popular Toyota Gazoo Racing color scheme. Bright white RAYS Gram Lights 57DR wheels complete the package, fitted with Achilles Radial 123S tires.

© Toyota Motor North AmericaGReddy Performance Formula D GR Supra
Additional modifications for this Formula D GR Supra include moving the radiator to the rear for improved cooling and balance, as well as replacing the factory fuel tack with a 10-gallon Radium Engineering fuel cell.

© Toyota Motor North AmericaPapadakis Racing Formula D GR Supra
Papadakis Racing has won championships and achieved records in several sport compact racing disciplines, and when Toyota announced the return of the Supra sports car, Papadakis Racing focused on modifying the new GR Supra’s inline 6-cylinder engine for Formula Drift racing.

© Toyota Motor North AmericaPapadakis Racing Formula D GR Supra
Papadakis Racing performed significant engine upgrades to this GR Supra for SEMA360 including head work with help from Portflow Design. Engine upgrades include a BorgWarner EFR 9280 turbocharger with dual TiAL Sport MV-R 44mm wastegates; AEM fuel pumps, a fuel regulator and filter; AEM CD-7 dash display; Injector Dynamics fuel injectors; BC forged steel connecting rods; pistons from JE Pistons; a Supertech Performance valvetrain; Kelford Cams exhaust cam; a Mountune 3D-printed aluminum intake manifold; and a Full Race turbo manifold.

© Toyota Motor North AmericaPapadakis Racing Formula D GR Supra
With all these performance upgrades, the Papadakis Racing No. 151 GR Supra engine produces 1033 horsepower and 908 lb-ft of torque. Norwegian driver Fredric Aasbo won the first event of the 2020 season and is in contention for the Formula Drift championship title.

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