To kick off the 2022 NHRA season, Toyota unveiled its GR Supra Funny Car at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. In previous years, Toyota competed with a Camry, Celica and even a Solara, but this season marks the 20th anniversary of the automaker’s involvement in Funny Car.
This isn’t just a modified factory GR Supra, as it has received major safety enhancements including giving the driver more visibility while sitting behind the wheel and adding additional room around their helmets along with more safety foam in the cockpit. However, the most important feature of this race car is its supercharged 8.2L V8 engine that makes 11,000 horsepower, enabling it to hit 330 mph in less than 4-seconds.
- A chance to own an authentically detailed LEGO replica of the legendary Toyota GR Supra. A perfect playset for boys and girls aged 7 and up and for those with a passion for iconic sports cars.
- What’s in the box? There’s everything you need to build a collectible Toyota GR Supra replica model, plus a driver minifigure with a Toyota racing suit, safety helmet and wrench.
- Kids and car enthusiasts can explore the makeup of the real-life Toyota GR Supra as they build, before putting their creation on display or joining friends for exciting Speed Champions racing action.
After 10 years of fielding the Camry in NHRA Funny Car competition, it’s really exciting for us to be moving to the GR Supra and ultimately the next generation of Funny Cars for NHRA. Our team at TRD (Toyota Racing Development) along with the design team at Calty worked hard to incorporate as many features from the production GR Supra into the Funny Car that J.R. Todd and Alexis DeJoria will drive in 2022,” said Paul Doleshal, group manager of motorsports for Toyota Motor North America.